Last November, McLaren announced that its new hybridized supercar would officially be called the Artura. Before that, we learned that it would use a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with electric assistance producing over 600 horsepower. Then, just a few days ago, the supercar manufacturer released a teaser of the high-performance hybrid’s body.
As expected from McLaren, the level of technical wizardry is astounding, but they all add up to what should be a phenomenal new-generation supercar and the brand’s first series-production high-performance hybrid. It is now confirmed that the new McLaren Artura will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Paired with an axial flux E-motor, the powertrain will produce a combined 671 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. Broken down further, the V6 contributes 577 hp and 431 lb-ft on its own, which works out to almost 200 hp per liter.
The E-motor produces up to 166 lb-ft instantly, along with 94 hp. This is the first model to make use of the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) that includes an electric heating/ventilation system, a dedicated battery compartment, and a domain-based ethernet electrical architecture. The carbon-fiber monocoque includes chassis structures and front/rear frames in aluminum.
Written By: Majid Alhusseini