The McLaren Artura also marks the debut of a new, compact, twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine. Designed to combine with an electric motor, the HPH V6 powertrain retains all the performance benefits of McLaren’s larger capacity V8 engines with the added advantages of improved torque at low revs and the option of electric-only, emission-free urban driving.
It’s also the first supercar to be built around our new carbon fibre chassis, known as the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture or ‘MCLA’. Optimized for electrification, it will be built at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield, England. By applying our super-lightweight engineering principles, the additional mass of the High-Performance Hybrid system has been largely offset, ensuring the new P16 will offer all of the dynamic abilities that drivers expect of a McLaren.
The full force of our expertise is behind this new supercar. Drawing together decades of expertise in Formula 1, GT racing, hybrid technology and best-in-class driver engagement. Harnessed and forged beneath a stunning new design, the Artura is the distillation of everything we’ve ever learned. McLaren San Francisco is excited to introduce and deliver the best of Artura to San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Sana Clara and beyond.