McLaren Artura To Be Successor Of 570S, Launch In 2021
The supercar will be powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 motor that will be assisted by a hybrid system.
McLaren has confirmed its new hybrid supercar will be called the Artura and the series-production model will replace the Sports Series 570S.
The new model follows in the footsteps of the McLaren Senna, Speedtail and Elva in having a name rather than a number designation – an approach first introduced in 2017.
Due for launch early in 2021, McLaren says the Artura will represent a major step forwards in performance, technology and sophistication.
It will be powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine that will have hybrid assist. McLaren says the powertrain retains all the performance benefits of its larger capacity V8s.
In addition, it is said to have improved torque at low revs and will also have 30 km electric-only range. Overall, power and torque figures are expected to be close to the 600LT which has 600 PS and 620 Nm and a top speed of 328 km/hr.
However, the hybrid system will bring a weight penalty, but it is said not to be huge. This is expected to be offset by the new chassis that the supercar will be built on.
Known as the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), the structure has been optimised for electrification and is claimed to offer all the dynamic abilities expected of a McLaren.
The Artura will also introduce a new take on McLaren’s design language. It will have sleek headlamps and taillights, sharp styling, a highly raked windscreen and deep rear-haunch intakes.
When it gets launched, the McLaren Artura is expected to sit between the GT and 720S, while commanding a higher price tag than the current Sports Series cars.