McLaren Artura Unveiled: All-New 670hp Plug-In Hybrid Supercar

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    Dope! I wonder if this is related to their F1 engine in anyway? My knowledge of F1 right now is very limited.
     
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    McLaren don't make their own F1 engine. They currently use a Renault unit.
     
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  4. Vegard

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    It's probably just a 6 cylinder version of the M840T, much like Ferrari did with the F154.
     
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    Wow. Definitely doesn't remind me of the GT in any way, it also doesn't remind me of this.
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    McLaren, the Mustang Supercar.
     
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    https://www.motor1.com/news/450823/mclaren-hybrid-supercar-specs-report/

    Supposedly, the Sports Series is getting replaced by High Performance Hybrid (HPH). This new car is expected to have 600 hp and the weight of the car is only expected to go up by 30 - 40 kg due to the hybrid system. It'll use the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA, unrelated to Midnight Club LA), replacing the old MonoCell. The battery should have 20 miles of range. The name will no longer be based on power output and most likely use one of the names McLaren has trademarked within the past year (Arkon, Veo, Artura, Vion, etc)

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    The new 570S replacement will officially be called Artura

     
  10. Rossell2

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    I think they realised at some point the model numbers would overlap with the previous models or we would get into that horrible Hollywood reboot thing where they put the year in brackets after the film name.

    McLaren 650 (2021) etc.
     
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    But why is it called the Arthur?
     
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    Geoff was already taken.
     
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    Excited about the new powertrain but please change the steering wheel, it's been the same unit since the MP4-12C
     
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    I don't understand the hype. Looks like a 570S named after somebody's grandpa. Since when is a 570S "the full force of McLaren"? It's literally their economy car.
     
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    Seems like a bit of a blend; Sports Series body, some Elva cues in the front & rear, and some of the more pronounced features you see in the LTs. I like it, though. If this is where the Sports Series goes, I'm eager to see this design evolve. It feels exactly as the car is underneath, new.
     
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    I quite like the overall look of this. I especially like the shape of the side scoops, as they kind of remind me of a modern day take on the old Ferrari 308/328 air intakes.
     
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    Stunning looking car, and the tech is quite fascinating - Using the electric motor as a substitute for a reverse gear is an interesting idea!
     
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    Design is ok, it looks like a blend of 720s and Mclaren GT but has just enough to make it look like a different model. I cant even imagine a Mclaren with a v6 but should be interesting. One thing is more then likely for sure, all of its performance numbers including power is way underrated.
     
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    Can't wait to drive this is Gran Turismo 9!
     
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    I'm guessing I'm the only person not head-over-heels with the design. It definitely looks good, but it's barely any different from the current entry-level offerings, so I don't quite understand the fanfare that the design is receiving.

    The tech, and all the lengths McLaren has gone to keep the car light,is pretty cool however. As mentioned earlier by another member, I dig the idea of using the electric motor for reverse gear. I just wonder if the car has a proper gear in the event the electric motor is out of juice.
     
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    To be fair, I think the V6 will probably sound better than the V8. Looking forward to hearing it
     
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    The quoted figures in the article gives it twice the fuel economy of my current daily.

    If I snatch one of these up it’ll pay for itself in 1.3 million miles!
     
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    The SF90 Stradale also does this and I believe the Koenigsegg Regera too. Attaching an electric motor to the crank is nothing new, but I think this is the cheapest supercar so far to do it. As for running out of juice, I think that's easily solved by the onboard computers limiting battery depletion to a certain % so that you always have some juice to reverse out.

    In terms of tech though, this seems to have gone a bit backwards compared to previous models:
    - No regenerative braking (but the engine can recharge the battery in some modes)
    - Normal antiroll bars instead of hydraulic cross links
    - No brake steer, just good ol' eLSD

    More tech talk here: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/hybrid/new-671bhp-mclaren-artura-and-its-hybrid
     
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    I also imagine in such a scenario, the engine can be used as a generator to give the battery enough charge to enable the car to reverse.
     
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    Yesterday I got to check out a red pre-production demo car they’re sending all over (I assume) western USA. It looks like a green car is making its way around the east coast.

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    The particular spec this one was at was claimed to be worth around 300k with the options it had, and there’s a lot more that could be added. Really neat car, the staff were touting that they have new seats that are a lot softer, not quite GT soft but up there. I’d believe it:

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    There was a fair amount of give while still retaining the carbon bucket firmness. I haven’t sat in many supercars but it did seem like something that would get uncomfortable after a few hours of driving. Need to make a few more figures or two in my bank account to find out for myself though :lol:

    The V6 is a lot more growly and aggressive than I thought it’d be, they had to fire it up and move it out of the way to let out an Elva for shipment to an event in AZ. :eek: :bowdown:
     
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    Clip of the Twin-Turbo V6 sound in the Artura


    It sounds surprisingly similar to the distinctive McLaren V8 sound, I would never have guessed that was a V6! :eek: