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The McLaren Artura has had a rough first couple of years, from complaints surrounding its hybrid V6 engine note to concerns about the supercar catching fire. The British automaker is now using the 2025 model year to address a number of these issues, with considerable upgrades that include the addition of an open-air Spider variant.


The Artura Loses Its Roof



In comparison to the existing coupe, the Artura Spider adds on 137 additional pounds, but this is countered by the supercar's carbon and aluminum build. It's also worth noting that the majority of the extra weight comes from the folding hardtop, which retracts in just 11 seconds. In total, curb weight keeps to a feathery 3,252 lbs, which undercuts that of the Ferrari 296 GTS by as much as 143 pounds.


In terms of styling and power, the Spider stays close to its hardtop sibling, and both models benefit from decent bumps in power.


Extra Power For All



The power bump in question adds 19 horses to the Artura's stable, thanks to a new ECU map for the supercar's 3.0 liter V6 engine. Combined with the electric motor that's connected to the dual-clutch transmission, this powertrain now produces a total of 690 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration sticks to a 0-62 time of 3 seconds––identical to last year's rating––while the quarter mile time sees marginal improvements at 10.8 seconds. The Artura's top speed remains electronically capped at 205 mph.


In response to gripes about the Artura's dull exhaust note, the 2025 model year brings new exhaust valves, a retuned resonator, and conical pipes. McLaren says these upgrades allow for a "cleaner" sound between mid-range and the rev limit, and buyers can opt for an even sweeter note with the sports exhaust option, which uses a symposer to send more wonderful noises into the cockpit.


The supercar also adds a fun feature known as 'Spinning Wheel Pull-Away’ mode. It's essentially a sort of launch control, in which flooring the gas pedal spins the wheels and sends screeches and smoke from the Pirelli P Zero tires.


Elsewhere, the Artura's suspension is said to be more responsive, the transmission has been tweaked to be more precise, and ABS calibration has been improved. The supercar's electric-only range has also risen to 21 miles, up from last year's 19.


The Artura Spider imposes a very hefty $25K upcharge over the coupe, starting at $273,800. The 2025 Artura coupe begins at $249,100. McLaren hasn't provided a release date yet, but we shouldn't have to wait too long.


Image Credits: McLaren
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Mar 12, 2024
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2025 McLaren Artura Adds Spider Variant And Gains 19 Extra Horses

The 2025 model year brings a host of upgrades for the Artura hybrid.

The McLaren Artura has had a rough first couple of years, from complaints surrounding its hybrid V6 engine note to concerns about the supercar catching fire. The British automaker is now using the 2025 model year to address a number of these issues, with considerable upgrades that include the addition of an open-air Spider variant.


The Artura Loses Its Roof



In comparison to the existing coupe, the Artura Spider adds on 137 additional pounds, but this is countered by the supercar's carbon and aluminum build. It's also worth noting that the majority of the extra weight comes from the folding hardtop, which retracts in just 11 seconds. In total, curb weight keeps to a feathery 3,252 lbs, which undercuts that of the Ferrari 296 GTS by as much as 143 pounds.


In terms of styling and power, the Spider stays close to its hardtop sibling, and both models benefit from decent bumps in power.


Extra Power For All



The power bump in question adds 19 horses to the Artura's stable, thanks to a new ECU map for the supercar's 3.0 liter V6 engine. Combined with the electric motor that's connected to the dual-clutch transmission, this powertrain now produces a total of 690 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration sticks to a 0-62 time of 3 seconds––identical to last year's rating––while the quarter mile time sees marginal improvements at 10.8 seconds. The Artura's top speed remains electronically capped at 205 mph.


In response to gripes about the Artura's dull exhaust note, the 2025 model year brings new exhaust valves, a retuned resonator, and conical pipes. McLaren says these upgrades allow for a "cleaner" sound between mid-range and the rev limit, and buyers can opt for an even sweeter note with the sports exhaust option, which uses a symposer to send more wonderful noises into the cockpit.


The supercar also adds a fun feature known as 'Spinning Wheel Pull-Away’ mode. It's essentially a sort of launch control, in which flooring the gas pedal spins the wheels and sends screeches and smoke from the Pirelli P Zero tires.


Elsewhere, the Artura's suspension is said to be more responsive, the transmission has been tweaked to be more precise, and ABS calibration has been improved. The supercar's electric-only range has also risen to 21 miles, up from last year's 19.


The Artura Spider imposes a very hefty $25K upcharge over the coupe, starting at $273,800. The 2025 Artura coupe begins at $249,100. McLaren hasn't provided a release date yet, but we shouldn't have to wait too long.


Image Credits: McLaren

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