McLaren's newest supercar is a $225,000 hybrid — tour the Artura

  • The Artura is McLaren’s newest hybrid supercar.
  • It is part of McLaren’s gradual plan to phase out gasoline-engine production.
  • Prices start at $225,000 and they’re available to order now.
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McLaren has only made two hybrid supercars — the P1 and the Speedtail — until now. On Tuesday, the British automaker unveiled the Artura, the first hybrid supercar built on the new vehicle platform that will underpin its new generation of hybrid supercars.

A pure-EV mode gives the car an estimated all-electric range of 19 miles. Combined with the twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6, the Artura claims to produce a combined output of 671 brake horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

Priced starting from $225,000, McLaren says the Artura’s order books are open now. 

Read on to learn more.

The Artura is an all-new hybrid supercar from McLaren.

In August, the automaker announced an all-new platform that would underpin its upcoming generation of hybrid supercars.

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The new platform is called the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture, or MCLA.

The Artura is the first car to be built on the MCLA platform.

On its own, the electric motor produces a claimed 94 brake horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque.

It allows the Artura to have an all-electric driving range of up to 19 miles.

You can plug in the Artura to charge it.

It can regain 80% of its battery level in 2.5 hours if you use a standard EVSE cable.

You can also use the engine to charge the battery.

The gasoline motor is a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 that produces a claimed 577 brake horsepower and 431 pound-feet of torque.

Combined, the two systems produce a claimed total system output of 671 brake horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

A 0-to-62-mph sprint happens in an estimated three seconds.

There's also a 205-mph limited top speed.

Despite it being a hybrid, however, McLaren says the Artura weighs just 3,303 pounds.

There are four driving modes to choose from.

They are Comfort, Sport, Track, and E-mode for electric-only driving.

You'll recognize the familiar McLaren spaciness in the cabin.

McLaren decided to keep the hydraulically assisted steering system for maximum driver feedback.

McLaren says the seats can even accommodate people who are six-foot-four.

The Artura will also come with adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, road sign recognition, and high-beam assist.

Over the next 10 years, McLaren will build more hybrid cars.

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But the automaker hopes to "cease any traditional engine development by 2030."

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After that, McLaren wants to fully shift to building EVs.

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We won't get an all-electric McLaren until close to the end of this decade, however.

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If the hybrid does it for you, you don't have to wait to order your Artura.

Order books are open now, with prices starting at $225,000.

Standard features include comfort seats and a vehicle nose-lift system.

Deliveries are expected to start in the third quarter of this year.

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