A new McLaren has been announced, and it is designed for a place where McLaren truly lives.
McLaren Hall is a brand born of racetrack, and that racing shows up with everything from the heritage brand. The mobility and power of the McLaren supercars are built for tight angles, long straights, and everything in between. The new Artura, McLaren’s latest supercar, has now received customer racing treatment with the announcement of the new McLaren Artura GT4, which will make its official debut at Speed’s Goodwood Festival.
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Based on the High Performance Hybrid Artura, the new car features a V6 instead of the previous GT4 V8, which is more powerful and efficient than its predecessor, and the car itself is 220 pounds lighter than its predecessor. Although the Roadguing Artura is a hybrid, the GT4 requirement does not allow a hybrid powertrain, but the twin-turbocharged V6 generates a lot of power on its own and saves 286 pounds of weight with the lack of hybrid material. Due to the lack of hybrid components, which provide reverse gear for the 8-speed transmission of the road-going Arthur, the race car’s transmission changes to 7-speed with improved ratios and a reverse gear. The car’s debut is set to take place in true McLaren consciousness, with full hillclive action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, driven by McLaren factory driver Rob Bell, who won last year’s Timed Shootout Final with the McLaren 720S GT3X.