McLaren Artura: a special paint to celebrate Queen Elizabeth


On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, McLaren presented a special version of his Artura which arrives precisely to celebrate the important event. The British sports car is characterized by the special color called & ldquo; Platinum Jubilee & rdquo; , which & egrave; was developed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and that in the future it will be; available for all customers who want it. Among the details that characterize the special series c & rsquo; & egrave; also what concerns the front logo. The McLaren brand, in fact, & egrave; It was replaced with a platinum plaque bearing the inscription & ldquo; Elizabeth II & rdquo; , in honor of the platinum jubilee of her Majesty & agrave; This brand, also made by the MSO department, is; was obtained with a custom built press. Is not serious; for sale and therefore will be; present as a unique piece only in this special version of the supercar.


To make the dye, McLaren teamed up with partner company AkzoNobel, specializing in paints, to create the best combination of metallic pigments. suitable for the new paint. The two companies analyzed different lighting conditions and came up with the final formula of the platinum composition after eight days of tests regarding durability and application.


McLaren chose May 12 to present the car for a reason. This day in 2004, the Queen inaugurated the McLaren Technology Center (MTC) in Woking, signing the first page of the guest book. The McLaren Artura, while not the first ever hybrid car of the brand, is; the first McLaren model with a hybrid engine to be designed to be mass-produced. Until now, in fact, the electrified cars of the brand belonged to special editions or limited series (such as the P1).


The endothermic part of the powertrain is; composed of a V6 twin-turbo 3.0-liter 577 horsepower and 580 Nm of torque . The new electric motor, on the other hand, delivers 94 HP and 225 Nm of torque , with an overall result of 671 HP and 720 Nm of torque . There & ograve; allows the Artura to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and reach a speed; maximum, self-limited, of 330 km/h .

The 7.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack has a weight of approximately 87 kg and has a capacity; such as to guarantee an autonomy of 30 km in electric mode only. The whole engine and gearbox block is; placed in a central rear position. The car, rigorously with rear-wheel drive, declares CO2 emissions of only 129 g/km (according to the WLTP standard) and therefore stands out as the most supercar. market efficient.

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