Artura, McLaren’s first series-production High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) supercar, promises exhilarating driving performance while keeping emissions lower than ever before.

With electrification, the supercar boasts even faster throttle response, while being able to run in pure EV mode for emissions-free journeys of up to 30 kilometres.

Artura is also the first model to be underpinned by all-new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), and built in-house at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the UK’s Sheffield region.

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Thanks to the lightweight body featuring superformed aluminium and carbon fibre, the Artura is the lightest in its class with kerb weight of just 1,498kg. This also gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 488PS per tonne (at lightest dry weight of 1,395kg).

The Artura’s powertrain comprises an all-new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine with an E-motor and energy-dense battery pack, producing combined outputs of 680PS (671bhp) and 720Nm of torque.

The V6 alone produces 585PS (577bhp) nearlyto acceleration from 0-100kph in 3.0 seconds; 0-200kph in 8.3 seconds; and 0-300kph in 21.5 seconds.

The Artura is designed with full Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) capability and can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in just 2.5 hours with a standard EVSE cable. The batteries can also harvest power from the combustion engine during driving, tailored to the driving mode selected.

A completely new interior has all key controls accessible with hands on the wheel; new 8in HD touchscreen infotainment system enabling configuration of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS); and smartphone mirroring.

The driver can choose from four Powertrain modes, including an E-mode for 30km of emissions-free, electric-only driving. Designed for mixed driving conditions, Comfort mode maximises range and efficiency, with the combustion engine shut off under 40kph with the use of an extended stop and start mode but phased in for greater speed and power requirements. In Sport and Track modes, electric power is deployed in an increasingly aggressive manner for low-end response and acceleration.

The supercar is fitted with carbon ceramic brakes and lightweight aluminium callipers from the same family as the ones in McLaren’s latest LT models. The carmaker says together with the new rear axle kinematics, they deliver superior high-speed braking power and stability.

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 “Every drop of McLaren’s experience and expertise has been poured into the Artura. Our all-new, High-Performance Hybrid delivers all of the performance, driver engagement and dynamic excellence for which McLaren is renowned, with the additional benefit of EV driving capability. The introduction of the Artura is a landmark moment – for McLaren, for our customers who will appreciate and enjoy this car on every emotional and rational level, and for the supercar world,” says Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive.

Available to order now from McLaren retailers, first deliveries to customers will start in Q3 of this year. , The Artura is priced in its home UK market from £185,500 for the standard specification and every McLaren Artura comes as standard with a five-year vehicle warranty, a six-year battery warranty and 10-year body warranty.