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McLaren Artura launch delayed due to chip shortage

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Deliveries of McLaren’s new Artura supercar will be delayed, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Originally reported by Automotive News, the Artura was expected to hit the road by the end of this year but will now arrive in July 2022.

The reason won’t come as a surprise. “We’ve had to delay the delivery of customer cars until July because of the ongoing semiconductor shortage that all OEMs are struggling with,” a McLaren spokesperson told Roadshow.

The Artura marks a new chapter for McLaren. It’s the first car to ride on McLaren’s new lightweight vehicle architecture and the company’s first series-production hybrid following the limited-run P1 and Speedtail. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and 7.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack, producing a total of 670 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. All told, the Artura is said to weigh just 3,303 pounds.

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Meet the McLaren Artura, a Lightweight Hybrid That’s Heavy on Performance

When racer Bruce McLaren said “Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone,” who would have imagined how prescient those words would prove to be? It’s an observation that rings true not only in regards to McLaren’s own life, tragically cut short at 32 years of age in a motorsport accident, but for the automaker that now bears his name.

First appearing on the scene as McLaren Cars in 1985 before being rechristened McLaren Automotive in 2010, the British marque has exerted a substantial impact on the supercar industry, one that belies its relatively short history. McLaren’s latest attempt to alter the landscape debuted today: the McLaren Artura, a model touted as the brand’s first series-production high-performance hybrid, and which joins the 720S in the brand’s Super Series category.

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