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Get Ready for a Seriously Special Hybrid Supercar
McLaren Artura is the first-ever hybrid supercar from McLaren. The company sent out a single image of what appears to be the rear of the car. In that image, it shows the name across a grille between what appear to be two tailpipes.
There were multiple teasers and spy shots about these cars. But this is the official image and gives a name to the car that nobody previously knew.
Often, the cars that have been spotted testing look like a modified version of the current 600LT. Also, it features the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture. Apparently, that new architecture should help ensure that it’s a truly special car. Also a special hybrid powertrain.
According to Miller Motorcars and other various sources, the car will feature a twin-turbo V6 engine and an electric motor. Apparently, that combination will send power to the rear wheels. The car will be a plug-in hybrid.
Also, the specifications for the powertrain at this point are unknown. However, according to The Supercar Blog, McLaren claims the powertrain delivers better torque response. Evidently, this is in comparision against the larger V8 engine. Also, the Supercar Blog notes that McLaren has created 45 prototypes. Secretly, McLaren designed 11 of these cars to resemble existing cars. Evidently, this is to allow the company to do testing unsuspectingly.
Hopefully, the Artura will hit the streets officially sometime in the first half of 2021. We will keep you updated with more information as we get them from Lamborghini.
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