McLaren Artura – supercar hybrid V6 engine without reverse gear


McLaren Artura supercar opens a new chapter in the product range of automakers from the UK. This is a plug-in hybrid supercar model using the first V6 engine, replacing the senior 570S. Right at the time of launch, McLaren also adjusted its product range, bringing Artura into the Supercars product group, formerly known as the Super Series.Exterior of The new McLaren Artura 2021 is the result of research to optimize aerodynamics. All air slots, air vents, rearview mirror placement, angular details of the vehicle … are calculated later for the airflow to move around the vehicle with minimal obstruction, as well as be effective in engine cooling.Customers can choose from about 31 paint colors, as well as can choose from exterior details made from carbon fiber. Instead of the standard heated electric seats, with the optional Clubsport package, owners get a lightweight bucket seat. In addition, the car entertainment system is also taken care of with many applications such as Apple Carplay or Android Auto …In order to have the optimum weight level while still using the electric battery system, McLaren had to design the entire chassis as well as the body structure with a new name MCLA (McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture), which is completely different. compared to its previous models. As a result, the entire structure weighs only about 82 kg, although it has to be reinforced to protect the cockpit and the electric battery pack, which weighs 130 kg.Not only that, supercar company McLaren also has to develop for this car a completely new engine compatible with hybrid technology. Instead of the usual V8 engine versions, McLaren has been replaced by a V6 engine code M630, a capacity of 3.0L with a cylinder angle of 120 degrees. That also required the automaker to upgrade the new short and stiffer crankshaft structure.With a large cylinder angle, the vehicle’s center of gravity is also lowered, increasing stability when operating at high speeds. The turbocharger structure is also changed with the move of the turbo position between the two cylinders, the friction reduction bearing as well as the electric control valve to increase responsiveness as well as reduce turbo lag.Other details of the engine such as the body, the lid, the piston … are made of lightweight aluminum alloy. Thus, this V6 engine block can reach a maximum capacity of 585 horsepower, in addition to limited revs up to 8,500 rpm. Combined with an electric motor, Artura has a total capacity of 680 hp and maximum torque of 720 Nm.McLaren Artura is equipped with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. However, the special feature of this gearbox is that there is no reverse gear. When the driver changes gear to R, the electric motor will activate to change the direction of movement of the car. This allows McLaren Artura to own a new gearbox with a compact size and the ability to transmit power more efficiently.Artura’s PHEV electric motor block is able to charge 80% in 2.5 hours with EVSE standard cable. In addition, the electric motor can also be charged through the operation of the internal combustion engine, depending on the driving mode being selected. Using only electric motors, Artura can travel up to 30 km.In terms of performance, McLaren Artura is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3 seconds, 0 to 200 km / h in just 8.3 seconds, before reaching a maximum speed of 330 km / h. Vehicles equipped with standard Pirelli P-Zero tires or optional Pirelli P-Zero Corsa with parameters 235 / 35R19 for the front and 295 / 35R20 for the rear.Artura is also equipped with many safety technologies such as anti-lock braking ABS, ESC electronic balance, TCS traction control, Launch Control as well as VDC wheel slip control technology … Besides, this sports car Equipped with E-diff electronic differential system, which allows a quick switch between all-wheel drive system to rear-wheel drive and vice versa.To control the power of the car, McLaren equipped a carbon-ceramic brake disc system with a diameter of 390 mm in the front wheel and 380 mm in the rear. With brake calipers made of 6-piston monolithic aluminum alloy, Artura is capable of braking from 100 to 0 km / h in a distance of 31 m and from 200 km / h in a distance of 126 m.Currently, McLaren has allowed dealers to accept deposits from customers. Level price of McLaren Artura 2021 Starting at about 225,000 USD, this is completely a suitable choice for those who are just starting to enter the “Supercars” segment of the British automaker. The first Artura units will reach customers in the third quarter of this year.Video: Introducing the new McLaren Artura – a supercar hybrid V6 engine.

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