McLaren Artura to launch in India by early 2023

Kenneth John Published: November 18, 2022, 03:37 PM IST

The British marque brand McLaren Automotive will bring its first hybrid the McLaren Artura in the initial months of 2023.

The McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture, a novel carbon fibre framework was debuted on the Artura (MCLA). The newest driving innovations and hybrid powertrains are optimized for this new platform.

A plug-in hybrid electric motor and an all-new 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine power the Artura. Together, they provide 720Nm of twist and 680PS of grunt. The supercar accelerates from a start to 100 kmph in only 3 seconds, with a peak speed electronically limited to 330 kmph, when combined with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain.

The 7.4kWh battery pack of the Artura allows it to go up to 30 kilometers on pure electricity. It can charge up to 80% using a typical EVSE charging station in 2.5 hours, according to its charging capabilities. The four driving modes - Electric, Comfort, Sport, and Track - can also be used by these batteries to capture energy from the internal combustion engine.

Notable technology includes a rear suspension design with a split lower wishbone to help with cornering stability. The McLaren electronically controlled differential, which aids in traction out of corners, also makes its debut in the Artura. The Artura weighs 1,395kg when combined with brand-new carbon-fibre monocoque and carbon ceramic brakes.

With the digital instrument cluster positioned on the steering column, no controls on the steering wheel, and new Clubsport seats, the driver-focus is immediately apparent inside. The Artura now sports a number of new cabin amenities thanks to its redesigned construction, including an 8-inch touchscreen with McLaren's MIS II infotainment system.

Additionally, it receives new track telemetry software, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, as well as a new Bluetooth key for locking and unlocking the vehicle. With over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, it now receives active safety features like adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist, and road sign recognition.

The McLaren Artura will likely be priced at over Rs 5 crores once launched in India.

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