The McLaren driver has good taste if his personally configured Artura is anything to go by.
As Lando Norris recently discovered, one of the best perks of being an F1 driver is getting a company car straight from the factory team you drive for, and now we can get a closer look at exactly how he configured his new McLaren Artura. For the past few years, Norris has been pitching up at Grands Prix in a McLaren 720S, but since it has gone out of production, the fourth highest-paid driver in Formula 1 needed a new company car.
Naturally, Norris went for McLaren's latest and greatest, the Artura. The Artura is available in four flavors: Standard, Performance, Techlux, and Vision. Oddly, Norris opted for the Vision and not the Performance. When your other company car can pull 6G through a corner, nothing else gets close.
Norris opted to use his racing helmet as inspiration. That's why he opted for Aurora Blue exterior paint. The Vision trim Artura comes standard with lighter hues of Extended Nappa Leather and Alcantara for that luxury feel.
In keeping with his trademark blue and yellow helmet, Norris opted for bright yellow brake calipers to contrast against the gloss black 10-spoke Super-Lightweight Dynamo forged alloy wheels. No McLaren would be complete without a bit of visible carbon fiber, so the exterior carbon fiber package was added. If you opt for this package, McLaren will add a front splitter, diffuser, rear bumper, and door mirror caps that are finished with visual carbon fiber.
Norris kept the carbon fiber theme going on the inside with the carbon fiber interior package. It replaces the standard Satin Black inserts with visual carbon fiber on the gearshift paddles, steering wheel clasp, door switch surround, central tunnel finisher, and binnacle finisher.
Given Norris' love of singing and joking, we expected a more flamboyant Artura.
Out of interest, we decided to play around on the configurator to see how much Norris' Artura costs. Unfortunately, the configurator doesn't provide pricing. Before options, you're looking at roughly $230,000 to $242,000. The configurator is live right now, so you can go and have some fun building your own.
The Artura may have had a tough start in life, but it is an epic machine. It's a hybrid, and the powertrain consists of a twin-turbo V6 with 577 horsepower and 431 lb-ft of torque, boosted by electric motor making 94 hp and 166 lb-ft. Combined, these two send 671 horsepower to the rear wheels. This 3,303-pound machine will hit 60 mph in three seconds flat and 124 mph in 8.3 seconds.
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