McLaren’s first series production High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) Supercar debuted in Artura, Malaysia, today at the McLaren Kuala Lumpur showroom. This is Walking’s second offer for hybrid technology features, the first being the P1 in 2013, but unlike the 375 instances of the limited-run offer, Artura will not have a cap on production numbers.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain pairing features a brand new 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine – which offers 585 PS (577 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 585 Nm of torque between 2,250 and 7,000 rpm, and a car. The bell housing of the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission is mounted inside. The latter delivers 95 PS (94 hp) and 225 Nm and is capable of getting the car up to 130 km / h on its own.
The combined output from the system is 680 PS (671 hp) and 720 Nm, which allows the 1,498 kg car to dash 0-100 km / h in just 3.0 seconds. The car will accelerate to 200 km / h in 8.3 seconds and touch zero to 300 km / h in 21.3 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is limited to 330 km / h.
Juice for the e-motor is supplied by a 7.4-kWh battery pack with five lithium-ion modules, and the unit offers Artura to travel up to 30 kilometers on pure electric power. To charge (via type 2 connection), the battery takes about 2.5 hours to get from zero to 80% charged.
Artura is the first model to be built on the brand new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) platform. Uniquely optimized for the HPH powertrain, the MCLA is built with a carbon monocoque occupant structure, a new chassis with aluminum subframes, and a domain-based Ethernet electrical architecture.
Standard equipment includes the twin-valve hydraulic damper and the automaker’s second generation Proactive Damping Control II system. Offering comfort, sport and track modes, the damping control system relies on input from a series of front road “read” sensors with fast processing time (less than two milliseconds) to ensure a high level of control.
The braking system consists of a six-piston monoblock front and four-piston rear aluminum caliper, with a 390mm front and 380mm rear carbon ceramic disc. In the case of the wheels, the Artura rides in the staggered wheel setup of the 19-inch front and 20-inch cast alloy units and these are wrapped with bespoke Pirelli P Zero 235/35 front and 295/35 rear tires. Wheel options include a flow-formed or forged alloy unit, which subsequently reduces weight by 10 kg.
Internal highlights include a vertical eight-inch MIS II infotainment screen with a telemetry app and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. As standard, the car is fitted with ClubSport seats – made from military, they can be assigned to track duty with a harness bar and six-point harness.
If weight is not an issue, buyers can opt for comfort seats, which offer 10-way compatibility and heating functionality. In addition to the standard level of trim, Artura can be customized to the customer’s liking, with a selection of Performance, Techlax and Vision packages available.
For security and driver assistance systems, Artura is available with ADAS, the first McLaren to offer it. That package includes items such as intelligent adaptive cruise control with stop and go function, road sign recognition, lane exit warning and high-beam assistance. Other items on the alternative list include a Bowers & Wilkins audio system and 360-degree park support.
According to McLaren Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian Artura is fitted with a front axle lifter (to clear the bump) and eight parking sensors (four at each end) as part of its specification. Artura pricing – which comes with a five-year car warranty, a six-year battery warranty and a 10-year body warranty – starts here RM1,050,000Before tax and customization options.