McLaren P1 introduced in 2012 as the first electrified McLaren with its 3.8-Liter hybrid powertrain. Its 3.8-liter V8 turbocharged engine connected to an electric motor pumps out 903 hp. With 0-100 acceleration of 2.8 seconds and an electric range of 31 km, it was one of the first environmentally friendly supercars. Now after 9 years the second hybrid McLaren is ready to go on sale as the 2022 McLaren Artura. The new hybrid supercar uses a 3.0-liter V6 engine with 577 hp and 584 nm of torque. Its electric motor “E-motor” is located between the 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and the ICE and it can develop 94 hp and 225 nm of torque. The combined output is 971 hp and 804 nm of torque.
While its output is significantly lower than the P1 but it is only 0.2 seconds slower in 0-100 kph and can reach the top speed of 320 kph.
Its battery pack is a 7.4 kWh pack that contains five Lithium-ion modules that can provide the same 31 km of all-electric driving range just like the old P1. It also supports fast charging that allows it to charge from zero to 80 percent in just 2.5 hours.
McLaren Artura is the first McLaren that uses the new MCLA platform. The MCLA platform can provide electrification for supercars and it is also very light so the Artura weighs just 1498 kg which is a good number for a hybrid car considering its heavy batteries. The new ICE is also 48 kg lighter than the previous V8 engine. MCLA platform also allows the supercar maker to build safer cars. Alongside a range of active safety systems like adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, high-beam assist, and road sign recognition that are all standard, Artura is a safe and reliable supercar.
Other highlights are high-definition touchscreen for the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Homelink, power-adjustable seats, smartphone mirroring function, a nose lift, power-folding, and heated mirrors, soft-close doors, and new track telemetry software with a Variable Drift Control function.
McLaren priced the Artura from $225,000 in the U.S.