, 2022-12-08 10:34:24,
Beyond operating one of the oldest Formula One teams, McLaren builds amazing road-going cars with astonishing performance. Likened to blazing-fast computers on wheels, McLaren’s cars use a combination of technology and brute force to deliver specs that have to be experienced to be believed.
The McLaren Artura builds on that legacy with a powerful hybrid system that uses electricity to boost acceleration and power instead of focusing solely on efficiency gains. It’s a philosophy F1 has used to great effect in recent years, and it should make the Artura a real contender in the supercar space, despite the fact that it “only” has a twin-turbo V6 instead of a rowdy V8 or V12.
McLaren is only now releasing the Artura, but it could still be difficult to find one. Buyers tend to preorder and reserve such models, so it’s possible the car sells out quickly for the first model year.
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The Artura comes with a 3.0-liter V6 paired with two electrically-actuated turbochargers and a 7.4-kWh battery. Combined output lands at 671 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. Those figures are good for a top speed of 205 mph and a zero to 62 mph time of just three seconds flat. The Artura gets an eight-speed automatic transmission with electric assist for seamless shifts and acceleration.
The turbos are located within the engine’s two cylinder banks, forming a “hot-V” setup. Though it’s a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), Artura’s electric powertrain manages just 11 miles on…
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