McLaren South Africa has announced local pricing for its first series-production high-performance hybrid (HPH) supercar, the McLaren Artura. See pricing below…

Spearheading a new generation of McLaren supercars, the Artura is underpinned by the British super- and hypercar maker’s Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) platform. This new platform is optimised for electrification, McLaren says, and is set to underpin more electrified McLarens in the future.

McLaren Artura
In South Africa, the McLaren Artura will be priced from R4 970 000.

“We wanted to build on all the elements of the last 10 years,” Jamie Corstorphine, director of product strategy at McLaren Automotive, told APEX during a preview event of the Artura at the UK marque’s technology centre in Woking, England. (Read more about our visit and the McLaren Artura here.) However, to meet the demands of electrified mobility, McLaren had to develop the Artura from a clean sheet. “The ability to drive a car electrically will become even more important,” Corstorphine continued.

The Artura’s plug-in hybrid powertrain comprises a brand-new 3,0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine and a newly designed axial flux e-motor, which is fully integrated within the bell housing of the all-new eight-speed transmission. The M630 internal combustion unit produces 430 kW and 585 N.m of torque, and features a 120-degree V-angle which, McLaren says, allows for a higher red line (8 500 r/min in the Artura). Linked to a 7,4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the electric motor develops 70 kW and 225 N.m. Combined, the Artura’s “cutting edge” petrol-electric powertrain produces a total output of 500 kW and 720 N.m.

McLaren Artura
Four driving modes are on offer: electric, comfort, sport and track.

“The McLaren Artura’s all-new, super-lightweight electrified powertrain is at the cutting-edge of high-performance-hybrid technology, engineered to offer all of the advantages of internal combustion and electric power in one package and establish new benchmarks for combined performance and efficiency in the supercar class,” Geoff Grose, chief engineer at McLaren Automotive, says.

McLaren Artura
The Artura’s “cutting edge” petrol-electric powertrain produces 500 kW and 720 N.m.

According to McLaren, the Artura is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 3,0 seconds, zero to 200 km/h in 8,3 seconds and zero to 300 km/h in 21,5 seconds. Maximum speed is a claimed 330 km/h. McLaren says, when driving on battery power alone, the Artura offers an electric-only range of 30 km.

In South Africa, the Artura will be priced from R4 970 000 and sold with a three-year service plan and five-year warranty.