McLaren embraces a hybridized future of high performance with the sculptural 2023 Artura supercar. Tea newly introduced mid-engine two-seater rides on a new lightweight platform. It also pairs a twin-turbo V-6–the company’s first—with a battery-electric powertrain to create a plug-in-hybrid model—another first. The duo generates a combined 671 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. Performance estimates are highlighted by a zero-to-60-mph time of 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. Its bodywork is pure McLarencomplete with prominent air vents and scissor-style doors. Along with a more premium and spacious interior than the 720Sthe 2023 Artura offers several convenience and driver-assistance features.
What’s New for 2023?
Tea Artura is an all-new model that features a hybrid V-6 powertrain and introduces a new platform (called MCLA) for the British supercar-maker.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Priced starting at a cool $237,500, the Artura is available to order now, and McLaren says deliveries will be made later this year.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Artura is powered by a new hybrid twin-turbo V-6 that makes a combined 671 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. The gas engine is supplemented by an e-motor located within the housing of the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and it’s juiced by a 7.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack under the rear of the cabin. The new powertrain even provides up to 11 miles of all-electric operation. During our initial test drivewe praised the Artura for its brisk acceleration, but we’d have preferred it get us to 60 mph in an estimated 2.6 seconds with a little more drama. The car is quick, but it can also be fairly stealthy and it lacks the auditory gratification we like in rival sports cars. The Artura is also the first McLaren to ride on the company’s new Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), which is said to be lighter than its predecessor’s structure. Handling is razor sharp and a blast to pitch around a racetrack, but it also has a softer side that provides a more comfortable ride for commuting or highway cruising. When we get a chance, we’ll take the Artura to our test track and report its performance results here.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
According to the EPA, the Artura is good for 17 mpg city and 21 mpg highway, but with the electric driving range factored in it is also rated for up to 39 MPGe. Once we have the opportunity to run one on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimewe can evaluate its real-world mpg. For more information about the Artura’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside, the Artura largely demonstrates McLaren’s function-before-fashion approach. However, the cabin is dressed up with snazzier materials, such as leather and microsuede. There’s also less visible carbon fiber than is typical on other models. Still, the company is known for its minimalist cabin designs that limit the presence of physical switchgear and include steering wheels that are free of buttons and the Artura is no exception. It comes standard with power-adjustable seats, and the McLaren looks to have excellent outward visibility to help drivers place the car precisely on the road or the racetrack. While it’s not as capacious as the McLaren GTthe Artura boasts 6 cubic feet of luggage space in the front trunk.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Although the infotainment system in a McLaren is typically an afterthought for shoppers, the Artura boasts a prominent 8.0-inch vertically-oriented touchscreen with customary features. This includes Bluetooth connectivity, built-in navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a selection of audio equipment. Those who want to keep their car as light as possible will prefer a stereo with fewer speakers while others might want to upgrade to a more powerful surround-sound system.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Despite its supercar status, the 2023 Artura is actually available with several driver-assistance technologies—a rarity in this segment. However, its limited production and exotic nature mean it won’t be crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Key safety features include:
- Available adaptive cruise control
- Available automatic high-beams
- Available road-sign recognition
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
McLaren’s limited and powertrain warranties cover five years or 45,000 miles. The British automaker also doesn’t provide any complimentary maintenance.
- Limited warranty covers five years or 45,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 45,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance
2023 McLaren Artura
Vehicle Type: mid-engine, mid-motor, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter V-6, 577 hp, 431 lb-ft + AC motor, 94 hp, 166 lb-ft (combined output: 671 hp, 531 lb-ft; 7.4-kWh lithium -ion battery pack; 3.3-kW onboard charger)
Transmission: 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
Wheel base: 103.9 in
Length: 178.7 in
Width: 81.9 in
Height: 47.0 in
Passenger Volume: 52 ft3
Cargo Volume: 5ft3
Curb Weight (CD east): 3400 lbs.
PERFORMANCE (CD IS)
1/4-Mile: 10.4 sec
Top Speed: 205mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 18/17/21 mpg
Combined Gasoline + Electricity: 39 MPGe
EV Range: 11 mi
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