Artura

Artura

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Lee Jones Jnr

Original Poster:

1,023 posts

139 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Bit annoying, I’m working long hours and knackered and just waited up to see the launch of the 570s

RSbandit

1,554 posts

101 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Yes I waited up too...impressive power figure but not bowled over by the overall design, I much prefer the 570S doors with the double layers for the air intake rather than the new design. I'm sure it'll look better in the flesh but a 22k hike in price over the outgoing model you're not gonna get much change out of £200k for a nice spec.

Edited by RSbandit on Wednesday 17th February 00:37

AndM

451 posts

164 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Rear looks very similar but I much prefer the Artura's air intake. Much more organic.

r o n n i e

164 posts

145 months

Wednesday 17th February
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I’m liking the look of it, very pretty.

Spec it with the 5 spokes and it starts to look very similar (especially side on) to something from Modena.

Lee Jones Jnr

Original Poster:

1,023 posts

139 months

Wednesday 17th February
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r o n n i e said:
I’m liking the look of it, very pretty.

Spec it with the 5 spokes and it starts to look very similar (especially side on) to something from Modena.
laugh

Drl22

593 posts

34 months

Wednesday 17th February
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I’ve just read a bit about it and my overarching thought afterwards is, what’s the point? By this I mean the hybrid element, it doesn’t seem to bring anything extra, from what I’ve read, to the performance.

650spider

1,476 posts

140 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Lee Jones Jnr said:
Bit annoying, I’m working long hours and knackered and just waited up to see the launch of the 570s
Apart from new side and rear profile, a new front that keeps in fitting with the Mclaren identity, new interior, engine, drivetrain and having the ability to enter all the ICE free zones that shall soon appear everywhere in cities, yup, its exactly the same as a 570.

Cannot believe you stayed up late on a school night in order to be the first poster with a funny comment...

Thankfully Porsche made the new GT3 look totally different from every other 911...

123RY

86 posts

49 months

Wednesday 17th February
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650spider said:
Apart from new side and rear profile, a new front that keeps in fitting with the Mclaren identity, new interior, engine, drivetrain and having the ability to enter all the ICE free zones that shall soon appear everywhere in cities, yup, its exactly the same as a 570.

Cannot believe you stayed up late on a school night in order to be the first poster with a funny comment...

Thankfully Porsche made the new GT3 look totally different from every other 911...
Come on, clearly waiting for replies like yours to fuel his otherwise pitiful day. Don't bother, anyone with half a working grey cell would see the substantial changes from a 570S. And in the case he's blessed with one, wonder how he feels at every new 911 launch? Must really question all his long, arduous days to await a launch!

fridaypassion

5,695 posts

197 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Wow that's very impressive totally different to the 570 and P1 type tech for a tenth of the price. Love the little touches like the switches on the binnacle. Looks like they have just released the new Esprit a few years before Lotus got chance too. It will be interesting to her what it sounds like probably hard to get it to sound any worse than the old V8. If they have nailed quality control and the cars actually work this could be a big hit for them.

LordOfTheManor

1,103 posts

80 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Do they think after losing your shirt on a 720S people are going to run out and but this one!!yikes

Drl22

593 posts

34 months

Wednesday 17th February
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LordOfTheManor said:
Do they think after losing your shirt on a 720S people are going to run out and but this one!!yikes
Brave and frankly careless to buy one of these new!

DarthtaterM16

509 posts

71 months

Wednesday 17th February
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I actually quite like it.

Do wish it had a wing / flappy air brake thing though.

dazmanultra

334 posts

61 months

Wednesday 17th February
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I don't dislike it, but it doesn't really get me excited or interested in dropping a deposit on it. Just a bit meh, especially at the price point. Alternatives at or around the price point, or in some cases below:-

Huracan Evo RWD (new)
Huracan Performante (used)
720S Spider/Coupe (Used)
600LT
F8 tributo (new)
488 Spider (Used)

Would I want the Artura over any of those? I just can't see it.

silver-bullet

73 posts

176 months

Wednesday 17th February
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We need to give this time, and see it in the metal. The presentation wasn't all that clear on why you should buy one, particularly over the current generation of McLarens, unless what you really want in a sports car is the ability to use electric power for a few yards on Brands Hatch! But if they sell loads it will be inspired.

BlueIn2Red

389 posts

176 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Impressive car, but I can't help feel they've made a mistake by making it look so similar to the 540/570 series.The 720S was a step on from that look, yet now they've mostly gone back to it.

OldAndTired

196 posts

14 months

Wednesday 17th February
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The unjustified criticism of Mclaren is getting lazy and tiresome.

The 570 was released 4 years ago, and we now have an evolution of that with the Artura.

The Ferrari 458 was released 10 years ago , and here we are with the F8 their third evolution of the same body shape. (Not counting Speciale and Pista!). That’s ok?

What about the 812 compared with the F12? That’s ok?

And the comment with respect to the 720 is just odd. Does the gentlemen not understand, that car sits in a completely different range - the super series. Why would you expect the Artura to be a further iteration of that?





123RY

86 posts

49 months

Wednesday 17th February
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OldAndTired said:
The unjustified criticism of Mclaren is getting lazy and tiresome.

The 570 was released 4 years ago, and we now have an evolution of that with the Artura.

The Ferrari 458 was released 10 years ago , and here we are with the F8 their third evolution of the same body shape. (Not counting Speciale and Pista!). That’s ok?

What about the 812 compared with the F12? That’s ok?

And the comment with respect to the 720 is just odd. Does the gentlemen not understand, that car sits in a completely different range - the super series. Why would you expect the Artura to be a further iteration of that?
570S was released 6 years ago!

OldAndTired

196 posts

14 months

Wednesday 17th February
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First deliveries were end of 2015. So we are both wrong. But 2020 doesn’t count due to Covid. So I’m probably slightly more right than you!

Besides if it was six years does that invalidate my points?

123RY

86 posts

49 months

Wednesday 17th February
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OldAndTired said:
First deliveries were end of 2015. So we are both wrong. But 2020 doesn’t count due to Covid. So I’m probably slightly more right than you!

Besides if it was six years does that invalidate my points?
No, it adds extra validation. I was backing you up...
Artura has just been released and deliveries will be end of 2021. And 2020 does still count.

The Surveyor

7,471 posts

206 months

Wednesday 17th February
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BlueIn2Red said:
Impressive car, but I can't help feel they've made a mistake by making it look so similar to the 540/570 series.The 720S was a step on from that look, yet now they've mostly gone back to it.
I'm actually pleased it looks similar to the 570s, it will stop mine looking obsolete overnight.