McLaren has unveiled it first production plug-in hybrid, lifting the covers off the scorching Artura which will arrive in Australia this year.
It combines a mid-mounted 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 with a rear mounted electric motor, with the pair teaming up to send 500kW and 720Nm to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
It will send the Artura from 0-100km/h in three seconds, 200km/h in 8.3 seconds and 300km/h in 21.5 seconds.
Armed with a 7.4kWh battery, it can cover around 30km under electric power — unless the driver exceeds 130km/h — and has a claimed combined fuel use figure of 5.5L/100km when driven in hybrid mode.
As well as being McLaren’s first plug-in, the Artura is also the first car to sit on the new MCLA carbon fibre architecture revealed last year, helping keep its weight to a low 1395kg.
The wheels — 19 inches at the front, 20 inches at the back — are shod in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, while carbon ceramic brake discs are standard.
McLaren reckons this allows the Artura to stop from 100km/h in just 31m.
Inside, there’s an 8-inch infotainment screen, with driving able to select Electric, Comfort, Sport or Track drive modes.
The Artura replaces McLaren’s Super Sport Series vehicles, including the 540C and 570S.
Australian pricing hasn’t been revealed as yet, but as McLaren says the Artura will slot between the GT and 720S in the line-up, a starting point in the mid $400,000s seems a decent guess.