Redefining Convertible Supercar Luxury: McLaren Artura Spider

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McLaren today unveils the new Artura Spider, marking its debut convertible featuring a high-performance hybrid powertrain and the second model in the Artura lineup. The new Spider boasts significant enhancements in power, performance, and driver engagement, offering an exhilarating open-top driving experience that adds a new dimension to the Artura range.

Enhancements made for the Spider have also been integrated into the Artura coupe, resulting in a new model release alongside the Spider. Both the Spider and coupe variants deliver top-tier dynamic performance suitable for both regular driving and high-performance circuit use, while also offering near-silent electric-drive capabilities ideal for urban environments.

The design and development of the new Artura Spider were guided by ambitious targets across various aspects, including driver engagement, performance, agility, refinement, efficiency, and quality. With the added feature of a retractable hard-top, which operates electrically in just 11 seconds, the Artura Spider ensures an intoxicating supercar experience.

The new Artura Spider and coupe, designated as the 2025 model year (MY25), are now available for order, with initial deliveries expected from mid-year, depending on the region.

CEO Michael Leiters states, "The new Artura represents the pinnacle of next-generation supercars, regardless of the model chosen. We've enhanced the powertrain and chassis systems to deliver more power, better dynamic performance, and an even stronger connection with the driver, all without compromising on everyday driving. Alongside the new Artura coupe, we now introduce the Artura Spider, a convertible that embodies all these improvements and brings an extra dimension of open-air McLaren supercar excitement to our lineup."

McLaren's dedication to super-lightweight engineering is pivotal in delivering the exceptional dynamic characteristics and performance demanded of its vehicles. The Artura Spider boasts a dry weight of just 1,457kg, making it the lightest among convertible competitors and offering a power-to-weight ratio of 480PS/tonne at its lightest dry weight.

The McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) ensures a secure platform without sacrificing rigidity when the fixed roof is removed, with the majority of the weight difference between the Spider and coupe attributed to the electrically-operated Retractable Hard Top (RHT) mechanism.

Furthermore, McLaren's high-performance hybrid powertrain has been fine-tuned to deliver an additional 20PS from the V6 combustion engine, bringing the overall power output to 700PS. The recalibration focuses on enhancing performance while maintaining a peak torque value of 720Nm.

The innovative eight-speed transmission, specifically designed for the Artura's hybrid powertrain, features a new pre-fill feature for faster gear changes, while power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a lightweight and compact electronically controlled differential (E-diff).

The Artura Spider offers four powertrain drive modes: Comfort, Sport, Track, and the electric-only E-mode, catering to various driving preferences and conditions. Additionally, advanced driver assistance features, such as Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Recognition, are included in all Artura models.

The exterior design of the Artura Spider retains the iconic McLaren aesthetic while incorporating the Retractable Hard Top (RHT) system. The new aerothermal cooling system reduces air-buffeting for occupants and enhances powertrain cooling, with the roof shape designed to accelerate airflow from the powertrain chimney.

Inside, the Artura Spider maintains a driver-focused design, with options for performance or luxury materials. The McLaren infotainment and connectivity system (MIS II) features two high-definition screens and supports smartphone mirroring, while a range of ADAS driver assistance features are available optionally.

The Artura Spider is available in various specifications, with pricing starting from £221,500 in the UK market. An extended palette of exterior paints and interior specifications allows customers to tailor their Artura Spider to their preferences and tastes.

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Published by Amy Josling Digital Marketing & Content Executive

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