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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The first super hybrid species of McLaren called Artura

Previously McLaren launching the McLaren Sabre model on December, 2020, and now the Woking-based manufacturer back to shock the automotive world by officially launching its first series production of the high-performance hybrid supercar named the McLaren Artura. The super car is said to be a perfect combination of performance, driving dynamics including an electric-powered car driving capability as well.
Here's 2021 Mclaren Artura, the first plug-in hybrid engined supercar produced by the Woking-based company. (Picture from: Autoblog.RS)
As quoted from the Autoblog, the McLaren Artura is also said to be the one of the most significant presentations in the entire history of those British's brand, where this car is built with a lightweight construction from the latest carbon fiber material called the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) and coupled with a new optimized hybrid drive technology or High Performance Hybrid (HPH).

The supercar's body has been designed by using a perfect blend of the superformed aluminum and carbon fiber to make it extremely light, especially since it carries of hybrid powertrain elements including the electric-motors and battery. So it's no surprise, then the McLaren Artura has a power-to-weight ratio of 488 PS/ton and the lightest dry weight of 1,395 kg.
The Mclaren Artura hybrid engined supercar has a more aggressive and proportionate appearance in order to increase the level of aerodynamics. (Picture from: Autoblog.RS)
The Artura has a more aggressive and proportionate appearance in order to increase the level of aerodynamics. Even the designer of the car, Rob Melville said that the car's contours were formed with a patented technical sculpting so that there was no need for additional active fins for its aerodynamics. Apart from that, Artura also has more functional side vents and there are air vents above the wheels. While in terms of dimensions, the car has a length of more than 450 cm, a width of under 200 cm, while the wheelbase is 264 cm.

As mentioned above, the McLaren's super car uses a hybrid drive system by combining a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 petrol engine and the electric-motors, coupled with a new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission system, and a lithium-ion battery pack of 7.4 kWh. And of those hybrid system can be delivered a combined power output of 680 PS (671 bhp) and 720 Nm (530 lb ft) of torque.
The Mclaren Artura supercar uses a hybrid drive system by combining a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 petrol engine and the electric-motors. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
So then the Artura super hybrid car performance is claimed to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 3 seconds, as for sprint from 0-200 kph in 8.3 seconds and 0-300 kph in 21.5 seconds. Meanwhile, its top speed is limited to 330 kph.

The dual propulsion system is fitted by using an engine cut-off clutch to drive a new dual clutch transmission which has been developed specifically for the Artura. Then the battery pack in the car's hybrid system is made up of five lithium-ion modules, which offer a total battery capacity of 7.4 kWh which could be made the car to drive as far as 30 km while in the pure EV driving mode.
All major cab controls are attached on the steering wheel for an easy accessibility inside of the Mclaren Artura hybrid engined supercar cabin. (Picture from: Autoblog.RS)
The McLaren Artura supercar is designed with a full of Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) capability, which allows the battery to be charged up to 80 percent in just 2.5 hours by using a standard EVSE cable. Besides that, the battery can also be charged directly while in driving from the car's conventional combustion engine, that's depending on the selected driving mode.

To support its running ability, the Artura is equipped with 19-inches of forged 7-spoke wheels wrapped in the Pirelli P Zero Corsa 235/35Z R19 tires at the front while at the rear with 20-inches wheels and wrapped in the Pirelli P Zero Corsa 295/35 R20. As for the car's deceleration and braking system is entrusted to the advanced carbon-ceramic brakes and aluminum calipers to save unsprung weight and deliver track-ready stopping performance on each of its wheels.
The Mclaren Artura hybrid engined supercar can be delivered a combined power output of 680 PS (671 bhp) and 720 Nm (530 lb ft) of torque. (Picture from: Autoblog.RS)
Move to the Artura interior, there are a pair of new clubsport seats that can be adjusted by combining the expected motion range of the movable backrest with the bucket seat supports. Besides that the car's seats also offers another adjusted options such under-thigh support, seat height and backrest in just in one finger touch.
The Mclaren Artura hybrid engined supercar performance is claimed to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 3 seconds and the top speed is limited to 330 kph. (Picture from: Autoblog.RS)
All major cab controls are attached on the steering wheel for an easy accessibility. While for the car's infotainment system stored on a new 8-inches HD touch screen monitor as connected to a smartphone and advanced driver assistance systems such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features of the McLaren Artura supercar include easy Over-The-Air (OTA) updates and enabling an integrated stolen vehicle tracking system specifically targeted at specific markets.
It is also said that the car will be produced in 31 different exterior colors and for the European market, it can be ordered by now with the price starting at £185,500 or $225,000. And it is planned that deliveries will begin in the third quarter of this year. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG | CARANDDRIVER | MOTORAUTHORITY ]
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