Watch: TG tests the McLaren Artura, a 671bhp hybrid Ferrari 296 GTB rival
McLaren's V6-engined supercar is properly brand new, and properly fast. Properly good? We find out
This is new. Not as in new-improved, but new as in new. The first MP4-12C was 25,000 McLarens ago, and every model since has basically been new-improved, or new-cut-price.
The all-new McLaren Artura chucks away all familiar hardware we’ve come to know from McLaren and starts again. It's a plug-in hybrid for one. And, yes, its 671bhp falls some way short of McLaren's original hybrid, the 903bhp P1, though its £182,500 sticker is a whole lot less.
Is it enough to take the fight to the similarly turbocharged six-cylinder Ferrari 296? Top Gear magazine’s Ollie Marriage went to a very hot Spain to find out.
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