McLaren for the third time postponed sales of the first hybrid supercar

McLaren for the third time postponed sales of the first hybrid supercar

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McLaren has postponed the start of sales of the first hybrid supercar Artura for the third time. Due to supply chain problems, customers will not start issuing coupes until July 2022. Initially, sales were supposed to start in the fall of 2021, that is, the delay will be at least nine months. Journalists speculate that Artura essentially sacrificed more marginal models like the Elva and the 765LT Spider.

The fate of McLaren Artura was not clear until British brand spokesman Roger Ormischer announced a new delivery date in an interview with Automotive News.

The head of the press service stressed that the supercar manufacturer “lasted longer than the rest”, but in the end the shortage of microchips reached McLaren.

The Artura plug-in hybrid will be the first mass-produced petrol-electric McLaren. The new coupe became the firstborn of the new MCLA architecture, received a lightweight 3.0-liter V6 engine and a promising 8-speed robotic transmission with an integrated electric motor, so that in terms of power density the 680-horsepower Artura surpasses all McLaren supercars, second only to limited models like Elva and Senna. .

With McLaren disclosing pricing and launching a configurator long ago, orders for the supercar continue to come in, so the UK brand will likely have to figure out how to compensate for the long wait.

In the UK, Artura costs from £ 185,500, in the USA – from $ 229,500.

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