2023 McLaren Artura: Revolutionising performance cars
In the world of high-performance automobiles, McLaren has always been synonymous with cutting-edge technology, relentless innovation, and blistering speed. In 2021, McLaren unveiled its latest masterpiece, the Artura. This groundbreaking hybrid supercar combines the power and exhilaration of a traditional McLaren with the environmental consciousness of a hybrid. The Hybrid powertrain symbolises McLaren's Formula 1 car which also has a V6 engine and a hybrid powertrain. With its sleek design, groundbreaking hybrid powertrain, and advanced technology, the McLaren Artura is set to revolutionise the world of performance cars. Recently a unit entered Bangladesh shortly after the Ferrari 296 GTB came.
The McLaren Artura boasts a design language that is both captivating and aerodynamically optimised. Its sleek and flowing lines contribute to its overall aesthetics, while also serving a functional purpose. Like all McLarens' the vents are functional, either to cool down the brakes or the radiators. In the front, McLaren made the headlights smaller and sleeker than the previous models. As we go to the side the design kind of looks like a Lotus Emira because of the vent beside the door handle. In the back, they've made a flowing design that kind of looks like an integrated spoiler.
Nevertheless, the unique dihedral doors and distinctive LED headlights give the car an unmistakable presence on the road. The Artura's lightweight mix of carbon fibre, aluminium and plastic construction enhances its performance and handling while maintaining structural integrity.
The heart of the McLaren Artura is its innovative hybrid powertrain. It features a 3-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 engine combined with an electric motor. Together, they produce a staggering 680 horsepower and about 720 lb-ft of torque. This hybrid setup allows the Artura to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, with a top speed of 205 mph. The electric motor not only enhances performance but also provides the pure electric driving capability for shorter distances, giving you a range of 19 miles after it's fully charged.
The EV mode also helps in reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Although, given the range, it won't help as much as a Tesla or any other full EV. Thanks to its lightweight design and advanced aerodynamics, the Artura delivers unparalleled performance and handling. The Artura has a ground clearance of 91mm, in case you're wondering how a car with a ground clearance of 91mm will run on the streets of Dhaka. It has a nose lift system that increases the ground clearance to 139mm. The Artura features McLaren's renowned Proactive Damping Control, which adapts the suspension to different road conditions, ensuring optimal handling and ride comfort. With precise steering and exceptional grip, the Artura offers an engaging and dynamic driving experience.
McLaren has always been at the forefront of automotive technology, and Artura is no exception. McLaren offers a technology pack with which a wide range of cutting-edge features, including an advanced infotainment system with speakers from Bowers & Wilkins, a 360-degree parking camera system, and a comprehensive suite of driver-assistance systems.
The technology pack will cost you an additional 6800 pounds. The McLaren Active Dynamics Panel allows drivers to choose between different driving modes, tailoring the car's performance to their preferences. Additionally, the Artura incorporates regenerative braking, harnessing energy during deceleration to recharge the battery and maximise efficiency.
The base price of the Artura is 189,200 pounds, the price will increase depending on the spec you desire. The one that came to Bangladesh was pre-ordered via Starkwood Autos. The car landed in Chittagong and stayed there for a few days. Last week Starkwood brought it to Dhaka and Delivered it. The McLaren Artura represents a paradigm shift in the world of hybrid supercars. It showcases McLaren's unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance and sustainability.
With its striking design, powerful hybrid powertrain, and advanced technology, the Artura offers an unrivalled driving experience that is both exhilarating and eco-friendly. As the automotive industry embraces a greener future, the McLaren Artura stands as a shining example of how high-performance vehicles can coexist with environmental responsibility.