The Artura oozes speed even as it stands still

When McLaren woke up from its sleep in 2010 and started churning out fantastic supercars, some said it will only be temporary. One decade later, McLaren is still doing its thing, combining sleek-looking, low-slung cars with insane performance. With the Artura, the supercar maker managed to prove yet another thing: it is not afraid to switch it up every now and then just as it is not afraid to play with new tech.

First Walkaround Video Shows Just How Awesome The McLaren Artura Is Exterior
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First, the Artura is a project developed from scratch, or with a clean sheet, as McLaren puts it. After it baked in its MCLA platform (McLaren Carbon Fiber Lightweight Platform). Second, it looks unmistakably McLaren. Third, it’s freaking light, with a dry weight of just 3,075 pounds.

As for the novel element, the Artura steered away from the customary V-8 and got an all-new twin-turbo V-6 good for 577 horsepower assisted by a 94-horsepower electric motor. In total, the driver has 671 horses under the command of his right foot.

First Walkaround Video Shows Just How Awesome The McLaren Artura Is Drivetrain
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Road holding got an upgrade, too. For the Artura, McLaren concocted a new rear suspension setup with new geometry and double the stiffness of the previous design. Aerodynamics are also tweaked to perfection and come to think of it, it is hard to find any aspects that were not addressed by McLaren.

Speaking of which, Carfection’s Henry Catchpole does a neat job of highlighting every important feature of the Artura in a 15-minute video that could easily be classified as a documentary.

McLaren Artura performance specs
0-97km/h (0-60mph) 3.0 seconds*
0-100km/h (0-62mph) 3.0 seconds*
0-200km/h (0-124mph) 8.3 seconds*
0-300km/h (0-186mph) 21.5 seconds*
0-400m / ¼ mile 10.7 seconds*
Maximum speed 330km/h (205 mph) – electronically limited
200-0km/h (124mph-0) braking, metres (ft) 126*
100-0km/h (62mph-0) braking, metres (ft) 31*
Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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