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Published on March 1st, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Eight Reasons To Book The McLaren Artura Immediately

Reasons why the Artura hybrid supercar should be considered.

If you are a real supercar ‘nut’ and you have a real passion for engine power delivery and handling all thrown into one package, then please read on. 

To start, cabin comfort features, smartphone connectivity and audio system quality is of no real importance with a car like this. But rest assured the product specialists at McLaren have equipped the Artura very well and in line with what its rivals from Italy and Germany have. 

There are no controls on the steering wheel, a clear signal that its sole function is to steer the car and provide feedback to the driver. This McLaren comes with perfect supercar proportions, a long, low sleek nose, long roofline, very fast windscreen angle and very ‘cab-forward’ stance.

Then McLaren engineers worked with the Pirelli tyre company to get the best rubbers fitted to ensure the Artura stays on the tarmac and returns the handling that its driver wants. 

BHP_Euro5 diesel_Artura

The First Hybrid McLaren

The McLaren the P1 was the company’s first ever hybrid and only 375 units were made for the globe and it was priced from USD1.15 Million (RM4.5 Million before local taxes). Even at this price, the P1 was sold out in just two weeks and two units landed in Malaysian garages.

The P1 (pictured below) accelerates from standstill to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds. Its top speed is electrically limited to 350km/h. 

McLaren P1 Hybrid Hypercar

The Second Hybrid McLaren

McLaren waited a few years and in 2018 they launched the McLaren Speedtail hybrid. Equipped with a petrol-electric hybrid power-plant, the Speedtail had a top speed of 403km/h and a standstill to 100km/h acceleration time of just 3.0 seconds. Only 106 units of this car were made with each priced from 1.75 Million Pound Sterling (RM9.780,000 before local taxes). 

The Speedtail (pictured below) was sold out even before it was officially launched and today it sells in the used market for almost double. One unit of the Speedtail found a Malaysian owner who parks it overseas due to the high import tax fee.

McLaren Speedtail_Hybrid hypercar

McLaren Hybrid Used Values

So, when looking at the current values of the P1 and Speedtail, you might be more tempted now to look at booking the Artura which is modestly priced from RM990,000 before options, local taxes and delivery.  

McLaren Artura_front brakes
McLaren Artura_Infotainment screen
McLaren Artura_EV Charging
McLaren Artura_battery pack
McLaren Artura_drive selector
McLaren Artura rear view
McLaren Artura side view
McLaren Artura wheels

Here are 8 reasons to further tickle your interest. 

  • The Artura is equipped with an all-new 3.0-litre V6 is at the heart of the Artura’s powertrain. Generating 585PS and 585Nm of torque, the M630 produces more PS per litre than any McLaren engine except for the 4.0-litre V8 of the Elva and McLaren Senna.
  • The Artura straight-line acceleration of 0-100km/h (62mph) is achieved in 3.0 seconds and the 0–300km/h (186mph) acceleration time is done in just 21.5 seconds.
  • The McLaren Artura has a completely new and technically advanced eight-speed seamless-shift transmission.
  • The Artura is fitted with P ZERO tyre is equipped with the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System (PNCS), a Pirelli-patented technology that reduces road noise by using a polyurethane sponge inside the tyre to absorb vibration and minimise noise transmission into the cabin.
  • The Artura is fitted with all-new Clubsport seats, developed specifically to allows the driver to set their relationship to the pedals with the fore and aft adjustment, and then uses a singular control that tilts the whole shell elliptically around the same H-point to achieve the perfect driving position.
  • The Artura’s Digital Instrument Cluster is fixed to the steering column, so it moves in conjunction with the steering wheel. As a driver adjusts the column to their preferred position, perfect visibility of the instrumentation is maintained and better still, the rocker switches for the Powertrain and Handling modes are at their fingertips, being mounted either side of the binnacle.
  • Carbon ceramic discs measure 390mm at the front and 380mm at the rear and, working in conjunction with the kinematics of the new rear axle design, deliver superior high-speed braking power and stability.
  • Chassis settings can be adjusted electronically with three Handling modes: Comfort, Sport and Track. Each setting has its own distinct set of parameters for the dampers, for example a compliant ride for urban driving when in Comfort mode or enhanced dynamic response through tighter damper control when in Track. The settings for the E-diff are also altered as the driver cycles through the Comfort, Sport and Track settings.

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