McLaren’s next supercar will pack a different engine than what we’ve seen recently from the brand

McLaren is hard at work brewing a new supercar. It is called the Artura and it will replace the 570S in the Sports Series range. However, the Artura bears quite the importance for McLaren as it is going to pack the brand’s first twin-turbo V-6 and hybrid tech.

With the experience gathered with the P1 and the Speedtail, McLaren is going to develop a new Sports Series supercar. And when we say new, we mean new. The supercar maker is adamant that “every element of the Artura is all-new.” That includes the platform, the powertrain, the exterior and the interior.

What is more, the Artura will mix a twin-turbo V-6 with an electric motor and a battery pack.

The packaging, says McLaren, allows for a low weight without punishing performance, with the electrified V-6 offering levels of performance on par with its 4-liter V-8. Plus, the Artura will be able to run on electricity alone, with Motor1 estimating that a pure-electric range of around 20 miles (32 kilometers) is a feasible target.

The McLaren Artura, A Successor To the 570S, Will Be Revealed On February 16
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At the same time, Car and Driver says the Artura should deliver well north of 560 horsepower, and at least 440 pound-feet of torque channeled to the rear wheels. Given the presence of the e-motor, McLaren could also switch it up and offer an all-wheel-drive version of the supercar by mounting the electric motor on the front axle while keeping the mid-engine layout untampered, although such a move is highly unlikely.

Platform-wise, McLaren will resort to its very own MCLA (McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture), which is said to be lighter and stiffer than the MonoCell II-T underpinnings that sit at the base of the 570S.

The McLaren Artura, A Successor To the 570S, Will Be Revealed On February 16
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Other details are pretty much out of reach at this point, but with a debut slated for February 16, it will not be long before juicier bits of info come out, perhaps even some ‘leaked’ photos showing the supercar’s design. We will keep our antennas up and get back with updates, as necessary.

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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