McLaren Artura lands on February 16


The first of the next generation of McLaren supercars is go for launch on February 16. The Artura is what McLaren calls a High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) and will be just one of many iterations to come based on new all-new architecture and a gas-electric powertrain.

McLaren has previously produced limited-run hybrids in the form of the P1 and the Speedtail. Both of these were priced north of the $2M mark but the Artura will be rather more accessible and is expected to sell for around $200,000.

Despite downsizing in cylinders the Artura’s new V-6 engine should outgun the outgoing 570S, which produces 560 hp. The additional electric motor will allow a limited EV range of around 20 miles, and is mainly there to boost performance—and meet emissions regulations, of course.

The Artura also boasts an all-new platform, known as McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), to replace the MonoCell which first appeared on the 2010 MP4-12C and has (in one form or another) underpinned every model since.

Tune in on February 16 for more details.

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