McLaren is expanding its network by unveiling the Artura Spider hybrid supercar | Taza Khabre

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Key findings

  • McLaren introduces the Artura Spider, a powerful hybrid convertible with 700 horsepower and a top speed of 205 mph.
  • The Artura Spider weighs just 136 pounds more than the coupe, making it the lightest convertible supercar in its segment.
  • McLaren improves the performance of the Artura Spider with improved transmission control, quicker gear changes and an optional sports exhaust.


Great Britain supercar producer McLaren unveiled the all-new Artura Spider, a car the brand calls “the first ever high-performance hybrid convertible.” The spider builds on advanced transmission and advanced chassis technologies of the McLaren Artura coupe launched last year. Both versions of the Artura are derived from the groundbreaking McLaren P1, the company’s first production car with a hybrid and V6 engine.



The McLaren Artura Spider has received significant updates compared to the coupe

Compared to the standard Artura coupe, the new Spider is significantly improved. McLaren has increased the power of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine and hybrid system to 700 horsepower – 19 more than in the coupe. With this power boost, the Spider accelerates to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, matching the capabilities of the Artura coupe. According to a company statement, the open-top Artura can also accelerate from 0 to 124 mph in 8.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 205 mph.


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At a base dry weight of 3,212 pounds, the Artura Spider weighs just 136 pounds more than the Artura coupe, despite the addition of a retractable hardtop. McLaren says this makes the Spider the lightest convertible supercar in its segment at 183 pounds.

“Now, alongside the new Artura Coupé, we have the Artura Spider, a new convertible that has all these improvements and brings another dimension of open-air McLaren supercar enjoyment to our range,” comments McLaren CEO Michael Leiters.

The Artura Spider retractable hardtop combines form and function

blue 2025 McLaren Artura Spider
McLaren

Key facts: 2025 McLaren Artura Spider

  • Body style: Two-door retractable convertible with a hard top
  • engine: 2,933cc twin-turbocharged V6 engine with hybrid electric motor
  • Transmission: Rear wheel drive
  • Horsepower: 700 hp (combined)
  • Torque: 431 lb-ft (combined)
  • Chassis: carbon monocoque with aluminum frames and chassis


With the launch of the Artura Spider, McLaren explains that there is more to this open-top supercar than looks. Engineers have incorporated rollover protection into the Spider’s folding hardtop. In addition, four separate cooling ducts are integrated into the exterior to direct air to the engine bay while limiting wind buffeting when the roof is down.

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The Spider’s retractable one-piece carbon fiber hardtop can be raised or lowered in 11 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. Buyers can also add an electrochromic glass roof panel to brighten the interior or block sunlight at the touch of a button.

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Performance data: 2025 McLaren Artura Spider

  • 0-60 mph: 3.0 seconds
  • 0-124 mph: 8.4 seconds
  • 1/4 mile: 10.8 seconds
  • Maximum speed: 205 mph (electronically limited)


Along with the added power, McLaren has made several changes to improve performance and driver engagement. Updated engine mounts provide improved transmission control and chassis agility, while a revised eight-speed transmission provides 25% faster gear changes. Interestingly, the company notes that while the Spider has one more gear than McLaren’s V8-powered offering, the Spider’s gearbox is smaller.

To meet the more substantial needs of buyers, the Spider is available with an optional sports exhaust system that can channel authentic engine sounds directly into the cabin. When the driver wants to keep the engine quiet, the Artura Spider has an electric range of 21 miles.

McLaren says its order book for the Artura Spider is currently open and deliveries will begin mid-year. The company hasn’t announced pricing for the 2025 Artura Spider, but the Artura coupe starts around $240,000.

Source: McLaren

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