McLaren Artura Spider: The Hybrid Supercar's Topless Triumph

by AutoExpert   |  28 February, 2024

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The McLaren Artura's launch wasn't exactly smooth sailing. It even caught fire a few times... yikes. And honestly, that hybrid V6 engine sounded a bit wimpy.

But hey, McLaren's back with some fixes, including the obvious: a convertible version - McLaren Artura Spider!

McLaren Artura Spider

Roof? Gone. Weight? Barely Changed.

McLaren swears their fancy carbon tub is so stiff they barely had to reinforce the car after chopping the top. That means it only weighs about 100 pounds more than the coupe, which is honestly impressive. The roof even folds down super fast – Ferrari, take notes!

McLaren Artura Spider

Don't Worry, They Fixed the Engine

Turns out a software tweak was all it took! The V6 now gets an extra 20 horsepower, which doesn't sound like much, but every bit counts. Combined with the electric motor, this thing makes almost 700 horses!

McLaren Artura Spider

Wait, It Does Burnouts Now?

Yup, you read that right. McLaren added a "Spinning Wheel Pull-Away" mode, which is just a fancy name for letting you roast the tires with zero skill required. It seems a little silly for a company that used to be super serious, but hey, who doesn't love a good burnout?

McLaren Artura Spider

Okay, But What About the Other Stuff?

They gave the exhaust a makeover (hopefully it sounds better now), tweaked the suspension for faster reactions, and even squeezed out a couple extra miles of electric range. Which, let's be real, no one cares about in a supercar.

McLaren Artura Spider

Bottom Line: Coupe or Convertible?

The Spider's a bit pricier, but if you've got the cash... why not? It's the same awesome car, just with the added bonus of wind in your hair and jealous stares.

McLaren Artura Spider

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