McLaren, the British supercar manufacturer, will officially launch the Artura in India tomorrow. This high-performance hybrid vehicle has a peak speed of 330km/h and is propelled by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine coupled to an electric motor. The new Artura will be the brand's third model for sale in India, after the GT and the 7205. It's anticipated that the automobile would cost more than Rs 4 crore (ex-showroom). Moreover, with a dry weight of 1,395kg and an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 481bhp/tonne, Artura is a remarkable offering from the automaker. It can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds, 0-200km/h in 8.3 seconds, and 0-300km/h in around 21.5 seconds. The all-new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), which was created especially for the High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) engines of the future, is being used for the first time in the Artura, the brand's vehicle lineup. Further, it has a 7.4kWh battery pack for the e-motor, which by itself promises a 31-kilometre range. Here's all you need to know about this much-anticipated model in terms of powertrain, features, performance, and more.
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McLaren Artura: Design
With its distinctive C-shaped headlights and horizontal taillamps, which are present on many previous McLaren models, the Artura is immediately recognisable as a McLaren from afar. Due to its underpinning, the PHEV has a comparatively low kerb weight of 1,498 kg, which is similar to supercars without hybrid powertrains in this segment. The vehicle has Pirelli Cyber Tyres, which have sensors that are close to one another and send data more quickly than the standard Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
McLaren Artura: Powertrain Details
The McLaren Artura is the manufacturer's first hybrid model to begin series production. The car's 3.0-litre Twin-Turbo V6 petrol engine is modified to produce a maximum torque output of 584Nm and 577bhp of maximum power. An electric motor that produces an extra 94bhp and 225Nm of maximum torque supports the turbocharged petrol engine. 671bhp and 804Nm are the total output figures. All of the power is sent to the back wheels by the engine and an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
McLaren Artura: Interior Features
To improve performance, agility, and stability, the new McLaren Artura also gets a new multi-link rear suspension, upgraded electro-hydraulic steering, and proactive damping control. As stated earlier, the supercar is equipped with the newest Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyre generation to optimise performance. The Clubsport seats, an 8-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, a redesigned steering wheel with all major functions available on the wheel itself, as well as OTA updates with an integrated stolen car tracking feature, provide the interior with an adequate amount of elegance and technology.
McLaren Artura: ADAS Capabilities
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which include features like Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Auto High-Beam Assist, Road-Sign Recognition, and more, are also available for the McLaren Artura. Due to budgetary constraints, McLaren was compelled to sell some of the vehicles from its heritage collection while the Artura development was repeatedly postponed.
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McLaren Artura: Market Rivals
When it goes on sale in India, the McLaren Artura will compete against the Lamborghini Huracan Evo, the McLaren MC20, and the Ferrari 296 GTB. You can be sure that prices for the brand's new offering will be at least more than Rs 4 crore.
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