McLaren has introduced the highly anticipated Artura hybrid supercar in India, marking a significant milestone for the brand. Priced at Rs 5.1 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Artura stands out as the first McLaren to feature a V6 engine and the third model to utilize a hybrid powertrain, following the footsteps of the P1 and Speedtail.
Powertrain and Performance
The McLaren Artura incorporates a potent hybrid powertrain, combining a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine generating 585hp with a rear-mounted electric motor producing 95hp and 225Nm of torque. When combined, these power sources produce an impressive 680hp and 720Nm of torque. Transmitting power to the rear wheels is an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The Artura achieves exceptional performance figures, accelerating from 0-100kph in just 3.0 seconds and reaching a top speed of 330kph. Additionally, it boasts an electric-only range of up to 31km and a top speed of 130kph, thanks to its 7.4kWh battery. The battery can be charged from 0-80 percent in 2.5 hours and can also harness power from the engine, depending on the selected drive mode.
Platform and Dimensions
The Artura introduces the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) platform, specifically designed to optimize hybrid applications. It features a carbon-fiber tub, reinforced with aluminum crash beams and an aluminum rear subframe for engine and suspension support.
With this innovative platform, the Artura achieves a kerb weight of 1,498kg and a dry weight of 1,395kg. The car measures 4,539mm in length, 2,080mm in width, and 1,193mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,640mm. Furthermore, it offers a 66-litre fuel tank and a front trunk with a storage capacity of 160 litres.
Design, Interior, and Features
Exuding McLaren’s iconic design language, the Artura presents a quintessential mid-engine sports car appearance. Notable features include headlamp housings that mimic the brand’s logo and a distinctive air intake located behind the doors. The rear design showcases sleek tail-lamps akin to the McLaren GT, while the exhaust tips are positioned above the number plate housing.
Inside, the Artura features a digital instrument cluster, an 8.0-inch vertically mounted touchscreen running on McLaren Infotainment System II, and seamless integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Dual-zone climate control, two USB ports, and advanced driver-assistance systems further enhance the driving experience.
Rivals and McLaren’s Presence in India
The McLaren Artura enters the Indian market as a formidable competitor to the Ferrari 296 GTB, priced at Rs 5.4 crore (ex-showroom), and the Maserati MC20, priced at Rs 3.69 crore (ex-showroom).
McLaren inaugurated its first showroom in Mumbai in November 2022, alongside a dedicated service center staffed by McLaren-trained engineers. Currently, McLaren offers the GT model in India, with the highly anticipated 750S set to arrive early next year.
With the launch of the Artura hybrid supercar, McLaren showcases its commitment to innovation and performance while embracing hybrid technology. The Artura’s groundbreaking powertrain, striking design, and cutting-edge features solidify its position as a remarkable addition to India’s luxury automotive market, setting new standards for performance and efficiency.