McLaren Artura Hybrid Launched In India At Rs. 5.09 Crore | V3Cars
McLaren have launched the Artura hybrid in India at Rs. 5.09 crore (ex-showroom). The Artura is the first McLaren to make use of a twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid petrol engine. Read on to know more details about the Artura hybrid.
McLaren Artura Hybrid Exterior Details
The McLaren Artura looks similar to the earlier sportcars from the house of the British sportscar manufacturer. It carries the boomerang-shaped headlight clusters, but incorporates a new LED DRL design, making it stand out from the rest of the models. Around the side, the Artura is one of the very few McLarens to have conventional door handles, which open the scissor doors.
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Once the doors are swung open, you get to see air channels running below the door edges. The Artura also gets ventilated discs at the front and rear and the rear disc rotors are grabbed by 2 calipers. Around the rear, the Artura gets sleek LED tail lights along with 2 exhaust pipes that jut out from the centre. Furthermore, the Artura hides its engine under a meshed cover, but it features an outlet, which McLaren like to call a ‘chimney’. It is there to dissipate heat from the combustion chamber.
McLaren Artura Hybrid Interior Details
Before making your way to the cabin of the Artura, the latest McLaren makes you gaze at its exposed carbon fibre tub around the door sills, which is half wrapped in Alcantara to avoid scratches. Once on the inside, you get to see a central touchscreen system, which is tilted towards the driver. The steering wheel of the Artura is reminiscent of other McLaren models and it also retains its hydraulic power steering setup. Furthermore, the digital display moves fore and aft along with the steering column and the sides of the cluster house the controls for the drive mode and chassis settings.
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McLaren Artura Hybrid Powertrain Details
The Artura comes with a 3.0L twin-turbocharged petrol V6 engine mated to a plug-in-hybrid setup. The engine weighs just 160kg, which is 50kg lighter than the 4.0L V8 seen in the 720S and other McLaren models. The engine alone produces 585PS of power and 585Nm of torque while the electric motor adds another 95PS and 225Nm of torque. The combined power and torque outputs stand at 680PS and 720Nm, respectively.
Since the Artura is a plug-in-hybrid, you can drive it in all-electric mode for 31km at speeds of up to 130kmph. The motor draws power from a 7.2kWh high-density battery pack that takes 2.5 hours to go from 0-80% charge. The motor sits within the new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that channels power to the rear wheels. The Artura can do a 0-100kmph sprint in 3 seconds whereas the top speed is limited to 330kmph.