2022 McLaren Artura First Look- Specs, Top Speed, 0-60, Interiors, Design & Photos

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May 17, 2021  at 4:38 AM

The 2022 McLaren Artura is an all-new supercar from the Woking-based marque. It comes as the replacement to the McLaren 570S. Out goes the twin-turbo V8 and in comes a new 3.0-liter V6 with two turbos and hybrid assistance. The Artura falls between the McLaren GT and the Super Series and comes with a price tag that starts from $225,000.

The embargo has been finally lifted and we have the first glimpses of the 2022 McLaren Artura. Coming in as the successor to the 570S, the Artura falls between the McLaren GT and the Super Series. The updated Sports Series entrant now marks the first hybrid series-production, McLaren, after the P1 hypercar. Out goes the twin-turbo V8 and in comes a new 3.0-liter V6 with two turbos and hybrid assistance. 

The hot-V turbo setup and 120-degree V6 make for a total of 577 horsepower and together with the electric power, power stands at 671 horsepower. The styling too has taken a derivative approach from the million-dollar Speedtail to the mass-produced 720S.

Also, the interior has been revised with plusher upholstery and added gadgetry. Here’s a look at the all-new 2022 McLaren Artura.

What’s new in the 2022 McLaren Artura?

The 2022 McLaren Artura is an all-new supercar from the Woking-based marque. It comes as the replacement to the McLaren 570S. Everything from the basic architecture is new to this 671-HP supercar.

What Powers the 2022 McLaren Artura?

McLaren has given PHEV a thought with the new Artura. Instead of the V8, the 570S-replacement makes use of a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 making 577 horsepower and 431 pound-feet of torque. That’s not all, this is paired with an “axial flux” electric motor that puts out 94 horsepower and 166 pound-feet.

The combined power output for the 2022 McLaren Artura comes to 671 brake-horsepower and 531 pound-feet. The axial flux motor is ingenious in terms of its compactness and torque-fill capabilities. Ferrari’s SF90 makes use of a similar setup as well. 

The engine and motor combo are only about 50-kilos heavier than the outgoing V8. Also, this time around, McLaren is pushing an 8-speed dual-clutch unit with reverse not being a separate gear but the electric motor spinning in just the opposite direction. The use of an electronic differential is a first for McLaren just like the axial-flux motor and overthrows the previous open-diff-brake vectoring setup.

Models

2022 McLaren Artura

2021 Audi R8

2021 Mercedes AMG GT S Coupe

2020 Acura NSX

MSRP

$225,000

$195,900

$162,900

$157,500

Engine

3.0-Liter twin-turbo V6

5.2-Liter V10

4.0-Liter V8

3.5-liter V6

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed Graziano SSG dual-clutch

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

9-speed dual-clutch automatic

Power 

671 bhp 

602 hp @ 8100 rpm

577 hp @ 6250 rpm

573 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque 

531 ft-lbs.

413 ft-lbs. @ 6700 rpm

516 ft-lbs. @ 2100 rpm

476 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

0-60 MPH

3.0 (Est)

3.2

3.1

2.7

Quarter Mile

10.7 seconds

10.6 seconds

11.6 seconds

11.2 seconds

Top Speed 

205 mph

198.8 mph

196 mph

191 mph

Braking 60-0 mph

101.7 ft**

96 ft

100 ft

103 ft

**62-0 mph figures used for reference purposes

Braking performance is also exceptional, thanks to the Artura being fitted with carbon-ceramic brakes with 15.35-inch rotors in the front and 14.96-inch rotors at the back and lightweight aluminum calipers from the same family as the McLaren’s latest LT models. None of the official performance figures are out but we expect the 2022 McLaren Artura to hit the 60 mph mark in 3.0 seconds. 

What kind of Gas-mileage will the 2022 McLaren Artura return?

The PHEV benefits the Artura in a rather unconventional way. As opposed to increasing fuel efficiency, the motor is actually aiding the functions of the V6 generator. Much like the McLaren P1, the unit is housed inside the transmission casing and helps with sudden acceleration needs along with light commuting. The 7.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack weighs 194 pounds and is positioned under the rear of the passenger compartment. McLaren claims a 2.5-hour time for an 80 percent charge using an EVSE cable and a 19-mile electric range under European testing.

For the 2022 Artura, this system is merely to circumvent the emissions regulations and is expected to have little to no impact in terms of fuel efficiency. That said, we expect a slight bump in figures although nothing is confirmed by the folks at Woking.

What about the Interiors of the 2022 McLaren Artura?

The interiors too have seen a dramatic difference. The 2022 McLaren Artura comes with standard comfort seats with all forms of electronic adjustability. As you move along, the dash has seen a difference in the form of new air-con vents and Tesla-like vertical touchscreen infotainment.

Although not as enormous as the Tesla, the unit has an 8.0-inch screen size and runs on the latest Android-based operating system. Thanks to that, you now get both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. 

In terms of amenities, the McLaren Artura is filled with all the latest goodies. A first for any McLaren is the introduction of the binnacle-mounted drive settings.

Models

2022 McLaren Artura

2021 Audi R8

2021 Mercedes AMG GT S Coupe

2020 Acura NSX

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

2

Front Row(Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom)

N/A

38.5/59.1/40.9

39.5/58.4/N/A

38.3/57.6/42.8

Cargo Capacity(cubic ft)

5.3

8

10.1

4.4

On either side of the instrument cluster, you get both handling and powertrain adjustments that now include an E-mode in addition to the Comfort, Sport, and Track settings. Overall, the interiors of the 2022 McLaren Artura is a lot plusher than it was in the 570s. 

How’s the Exterior styling of the 2022 McLaren Artura?

This too has seen a lot of improvements over the 570S. In a nutshell, though, the 2022 McLaren Artura is more of an evolution than a revolution over the 570S. The looks are sharper overall as opposed to the more rounded 570S. The McLaren Artura is the first model to have the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) at its core.

The low-nose, cab-forward, high-tail stance is a pure supercar, the drama underlined by the signature McLaren dihedral doors. They open closer to the body and house mirrors that fold in more tightly. The shrink-wrapped design gives the Artura a clean look and surprisingly, although being dimensionally bigger than the 720S, it feels a lot smaller. The so-called "eye socket" headlights are smaller than those of the 570S and contain all-LED elements.

Models

2022 McLaren Artura

2021 Audi R8

2021 Mercedes AMG GT S Coupe

2020 Acura NSX

Curb weight (lbs)

3303 lbs

3583 lbs

3627 lbs

3782 lbs

Length 

179 inch

174.3 inch

199.2 inch

176 inch

Width 

78 inch

79 inch

76 inch

76 inch

Height 

47 inch

48.4 inch

57.3 inch

47.8 inch

Wheelbase

104 inch

104.1 inch

116.2 inch

103.5 inch

At the back, narrow taillights are contained within a laser-cut mesh grille which also accommodates twin exhaust tailpipes mounted higher than before. Also, the 2022 McLaren Artura gets 600LT-like vents which help relieve pressure build up inside the wheel wells. 

What Safety features are on offer in the 2022 McLaren Artura?

Despite being a supercar, the 2022 McLaren Artura comes with a lot of safety kits as standard, also a few firsts have also seen their way. These will include optional adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist, and road sign recognition. The car's electronic systems will support over-the-air updates along with improved reliability. Some of the safety features on offer include: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Electronic Stability Control (DESC), Traction Control (TC), hill hold assist Cruise control, Electronic parking brake, Volumetric alarm upgrade (including interior storage compartments), Vehicle tracking system, Knee airbags and many more.

2022 McLaren Artura Price and Release Date

The 2022 McLaren Artura is available to order now, with the first customer deliveries to take place later in the year. Prices are $225,000 before shipping. There are three further versions of the Artura you can choose: Performance, which has a sporting, functional aesthetic; TechLux, where the focus is on the technical luxury that the name suggests; and Vision, which displays a more avant-garde and adventurous look and feel.

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