It’s match made in art heaven: An automotive work of art has been paired with the work of a well-known artist to create one of the most colorful hybrid supercars in the automotive world.
McLaren Automotive and Nat Bowen have created the first ever McLaren hybrid “art car.”
Exploring the themes of “art and the future” as well as the use of chromology – the psychology behind color – the McLaren/Bowen Artura is a one-of-a-kind hybrid supercar.
Nat Bowen is a UK-based artist known for her abstract yet vibrant and colorful works of art. The similarly vibrant special Artura was unveiled a few months ago during her first solo exhibition in Dubai.
The car’s exterior is covered in translucent resin with pigments that adapt to light in an unusual way. The resin/pigments actually absorb and reflects their surroundings, turning the car into a part of the surroundings.
“We are delighted to have collaborated with Nat Bowen to showcase the all-new McLaren Artura featuring her signature multi-layered artwork in the iconic surroundings of the ME Dubai,” Mohamed Fawzi, Market Director – Middle East & Africa, McLaren Automotive – told the media. “The exhibition received phenomenal reception from the attending guests and allowed us to successfully engage with the extremely passionate art community in Dubai and the rest of the Middle East region.”
The Artura is the first series-production high-performance hybrid car for McLaren. Built upon the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), the Artura represents the start of McLaren’s electrified future.
Powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 and an “E-Motor,” the McLaren Artura churns out a whopping 671 horsepower (500 kilowatts) and 593 pound-feet of torque.
McLaren calls the Artura the next-generation hybrid supercar, the distillation of everything learned over many decades of automotive engineering.
But keep in mind that the 2022 McLaren Artura was started with a clean slate that included MCLA architecture and High-Performance Hybrid powertrain at its core.
The product of a relentless pursuit of lightness, the Artura is on another level – with aerodynamic efficiency that is more advanced than anything that has come before it. All within a framework of minimal, beautiful design.
You can expect ultra-light supercar engineering, blistering electrified power, sublime agility and engagement.
This is McLaren for the next generation.
Price starting a $225,000.
Other features we love in the McLaren Artura:
- It’s an ultra-light supercar brimming with engineering, blistering electrified power, sublime agility and masterful engagement.
- A modest-size 7.4-kWh lithium-ion battery supplies the Artura’s motor and provides about 15 miles of EV range on the EPA scale.
- The battery sits on the floor at the rear of the cabin, contributing to a low center of gravity.
- The Artura’s suspension uses control arms at the front as wells as a “multilink” setup at the rear – plus adaptive dampers, coil springs, and anti-roll bars.
- The Artura is the first McLaren to offer advanced driver-assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and road-sign recognition and.
Every new element in the Artura contributes to a uniquely intense driving experience.
“It has been an honor to work with McLaren Automotive on this exciting concept and display it as part of my first solo exhibition in Dubai,” says Nat Bowen. “My goal was to provide a truly immersive experience and transport the visitors into a meditative state away from everyday distraction, as well as allow them to further explore and develop their relationship with color.”
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