It is available for booking now, and base price starts from RM1.05mil (before taxes and options). The left-hand drive unit on display is a pre-production model and is on a world tour; it will be in Malaysia for only two weeks
The Artura promises true supercar performance with hatchback-level emissions. It made its world premiere in February 2021.
The midengine two-seater can drive about 30km on battery power alone.
McLaren's answer to the Ferrari 296 GTB is expected to account for about a third of its total sales going forward.
The car was launched during Mike Flewitt's tenure as CEO. He announced his resignation from MCLaren in October last year.
Ex-Ferrari executive Michael Leiters will take over from July 1.
The Artura is the first model to be built on the all-new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) that is designed for High-Performance Hybrid powertrains and built in-house at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre. It has a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 481hp/tonne at lightest dry weight.
Until now, hybrid-powered McLaren cars were only found in the rarified Ultimate Series, the legendary McLaren P1 pioneering the technology, followed by the Speedtail Hyper-GT using an electrified drivetrain to achieve a top speed in excess of 400kph.
The 671bhp/720Nm Artura is powered by a twin-turbo six-cylinder V6 engine. The 94hp/95PS electric motor alone delivers instant torque of up to 225Nm, ensuring the sharpest-ever throttle response from a McLaren supercar.
McLaren expects it will accelerate from zero to 100kph in three seconds with a top speed of 330kph — specs comparable with production cars from the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. It goes from 0-200kp in 8.3 seconds; and 0-300kph in 21.5 seconds.
At around 4.7l/100km (WLTP), the Artura is the most fuel-efficient McLaren ever produced.
While the architecture was developed in-house, the company is open to partnering with other carmakers on individual technologies as the industry electrifies.
McLaren has invested about £400 million (RM2.2bil) in the development of its hybrid platform which it plans to use for additional models.
The Artura’s eight-speed transmission will be McLaren’s first to integrate an electronic differential system that will control torque across the rear axle for better cornering.
According to McLaren Kuala Lumpur chief operating officer Ravinder Singh, customers who booked the Artura this month can expect to take delivery of the car within the first quarter of 2023.
The supercar comes with a five-year vehicle warranty, six-year battery warranty and 10-year body warranty.
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