Mclaren unveils the 690hp Artura Spider in the Middle East

It’s the brand first high-performance hybrid convertible

It appears Mclaren mondays could be a thing in the Middle East as Mclaren Automotive unveiled the all-new Artura Spider for the first time in the region on a Monday, earlier this week. Hosted at the design district of Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, the event was carried out in collaboration with Pirelli Middle East and saw the presence of Tobias Suehlmann, Chief Design Officer at McLaren Automotive, along with over a 100 VIP guests.

Touted as the British marque’s first-ever high-performance Hybrid convertible, the new Artura Spider gets introduced with more power, more aerodynamic upgrades and more open-roof flair than the coupe. The 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 has been tweaked to now put out 690 hp which allows it to do the 0-100kph dash in 3.0 seconds. While the convertible hard-top roof mechanism and the stiffened chassis has added close to 60 kilos of weight, Mclaren claims it still retains a superior power-to-weight ratio compared to its rivals. Possessing an electric motor in conjunction with the V6 powertrain further allows it to run on zero-emissions EV mode for 32 kms.

Robert Holtshausen, Market Director, Middle East & Africa commented, “We are extremely proud to unveil the new Artura Spider for the first time in the Middle East. The team in Woking have worked incredibly hard to produce an excellent vehicle that delivers on everything that you would expect from a McLaren supercar. We have upgraded the powertrain and the chassis systems to deliver more power, more dynamic performance and even higher levels of connection with the driver – without any compromise in everyday driving.”

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