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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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McLaren Automotive’s boss Mike Flewitt to step down

CEO of McLaren Automotive Limited, Mike Flewitt, poses for a photograph with the McLaren 765LT at its launch at the McLaren headquarters in Woking, Britain, March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Oct 27 (Reuters) – McLaren Automotive’s Mike Flewitt will step down as chief executive officer after more than eight years at the helm, the British Formula One and sportscar maker said on Wednesday.

McLaren Group, which owns the automotive supercar and racing businesses, said non-executive director Michael Macht will take on the responsibility for all technical and operation functions while it searches for Flewitt’s replacement.

“I feel incredibly proud to have led McLaren Automotive through most of its first, highly-successful decade and am privileged to have played a part in the incredible McLaren story,” Flewitt said in a statement.

Since 2013, Flewitt has steered McLaren through expansion in Asia, introduction of new generations of hybrid cars, potential takeovers and possible

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The Spare McLaren F1 GTR Bumper and Wheels You Definitely Need Are For Sale

Photo credit: Infinitous

Photo credit: Infinitous

Just 28 examples of the McLaren F1 GTR exist. If you are one of the few lucky private owners of the racing variant of the most legendary car of at least the last 30 years, you already know that this means spare parts are in short supply. Thankfully, two memorabilia sales have solved your problem.

Both pieces are from chassis No. 06R, the Harrods Mach One Racing car that finished third at Le Mans in 1995. You may remember No. 06R as the car that McLaren matched with a similarly-painted P1 GTR back in 2015, but it is best known as a four-time winner in the short-lived BPR Global GT Series. That car has long since been converted into a road car, but a set of wheels and a racing bumper live from its glory days as a GT racer are available for private sale.

Photo credit: ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

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This limited-edition McLaren Elva wears a windscreen

McLaren Automotive will build less than 149 examples of the windshield-wearing Elva roadster. While that slightly detracts from the original Elva’s open-cockpit concept, the British marque was quick to give a disclaimer.

The car is “designed for customers who prefer to have a physical screen…as well as to meet local legal requirements in some states in the USA,” McLaren said.

This Elva is also for customers who prefer the screen over “the barrier of air provided by the Active Air Management System (AAMS)” in the standard Elva, McLaren added.

The mid-mounted, 804bhp, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine of the Elva “delivers the ultimate in driver exhilaration.” The Elva’s zero-to-100kph time of 2.8 seconds is equal to the hypercar Senna, McLaren said.

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McLaren-Elva-rear

The British marque said this car’s target weight should only add 20 kilograms to the windshield-less Elva’s 1,300 kilograms. That’s even with the inclusion

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