Next-generation hybrid supercar McLaren Artura voted best in France

The McLaren Artura, featured at this year’s Top Marques Monaco, has been voted best hybrid car by the Association Médias Auto et Moto française (French Auto and Motorcycle Media Association) and it is now available in the Principality.

McLaren introduced hybrid technology in two of its Ultimate class models – the P1 launched in 2013 and the Speedtail launched in 2018 – but the Artura is McLaren’s first production hybrid car with a V6 engine. 

It uses an all-new 3.0 litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine paired with an electric motor and eight-speed gearbox to produce a combined output of 500 kW (680 PS; 671 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 720 N⋅m (531 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2,250 rpm.

It was deemed the favourite and declared ‘Best PHEV’ by a jury made up of 20 journalists from the Association Médias Auto et Moto, who tested 25 hybrid and electric models on 7th and 8th June around Ruel-Malmaison, in France.

“McLaren is very proud to receive this its first prize which recognises the extraordinary capabilities of McLaren’s first production hybrid model and which crowns the 60th anniversary of the creation of McLaren,” said Steve Robson, McLaren Automotive Market Direct in Western Europe. “This award recognises the ground-breaking nature of this next-generation supercar, and we’re sure our customers will be as proud as we are.”

The McLaren Artura is in Monaco

The McLaren Artura was exhibited at this year’s Top Marques Monaco, the world’s most prestigious supercar event, which took place at the Grimaldi Forum from 7th to 11th June. 

Meanwhile, the first clients cars have arrived at McLaren Monaco.  

“We have had the car for a few months now and you can just tell that the car is very special,” Alexandre Ramon, Sales Ambassador McLaren Monaco, tells Monaco Life. “It’s a small car and the performance is just mind blowing, and so getting this award has definitely paid off for the manufacturers.” 

The McLaren Artura is available for a base price of €232,500.

See more of the McLaren Artura in our Instagram video below…