McLaren’s new hybrid supercar is called the Artura

McLaren Automotive has announced that their upcoming hybrid supercar will be called Artura. The new model, which draws from McLaren’s proven capabilities in engineering electrified powertrains, will go on sale in the first half of 2021.

Although McLaren has the P1TM hybrid hypercar from 2012 and the more recent Speedtail Hyper-GT in its range, the Artura is the marque’s first High-Performance Hybrid series production supercar.

The new Artura also marks the debut of an all-new compact twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, designed to combine with an electric motor in a new lightweight hybrid powertrain that retains the performance benefits of the brand’s larger capacity V8 engines but benefits from improved torque response at low engine speeds. The Artura can also run on electric power alone for everyday emission-free urban drives.