Artura in the UK

Artura in the UK

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TDi

23 posts

130 months

Monday 21st November
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Can confirm we have delivered customer cars and have a demonstrator and are currently taking orders for delivery in the spring at Ascot.

RBT0

1,450 posts

103 months

Monday 21st November
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Nice to see dealers watching customers here at PH. smile

mogg

176 posts

242 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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DarthtaterM16 said:
looked very purposeful in the metal I must say.
+1

Had a good look around the green one at McLeeds the other day. Very nice both inside and out !

simonrockman

6,659 posts

239 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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A friend took delivery of his Burton Blue Artura last week.

dng992

52 posts

9 months

Saturday 26th November
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are arturas actively being delivered right now? or is it really like Q1 2023 that expect to see a lot more of them in the UK?

DRZ

95 posts

136 months

Sunday 27th November
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An order placed today would be delivered in April so I expect early spring we'll see customer cars out and about smile

br d

8,022 posts

210 months

Sunday 27th November
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supersport

3,657 posts

211 months

Sunday 27th November
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Leeds said they had delivered their first customer car last week, so I guess they must be out and about.

Wheelspinning

450 posts

14 months

Monday 28th November
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br d said:
Fair to say Harry liked it.

Watch a lot of his reviews; cannot recall him smiling as much or being as enthusiastic about a car previous to this.

Looking forward to the spider.

Taffy66

5,590 posts

86 months

Monday 28th November
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Wheelspinning said:
Fair to say Harry liked it.

Watch a lot of his reviews; cannot recall him smiling as much or being as enthusiastic about a car previous to this.

Looking forward to the spider.
I can’t remember Harry enjoying driving any car as much as the Artura for a very long time.

Streetbeat

433 posts

60 months

Monday 28th November
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And preferred it to the way more expensive Ferrari, mind you Chris Harris said the 720s was his go to choice for a supercar, anyone who owns a Mclaren knows how great they are to drive, but the bad press really does hurt them. Lets hope the Artura goes some way to repairing those damages.

garystoybox

622 posts

101 months

Monday 28th November
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Streetbeat said:
And preferred it to the way more expensive Ferrari, mind you Chris Harris said the 720s was his go to choice for a supercar, anyone who owns a Mclaren knows how great they are to drive, but the bad press really does hurt them. Lets hope the Artura goes some way to repairing those damages.
Interesting watch yesterday of Chris Harris first drive of 296- summary was it was head and shoulders above all of its competition. Harry always appears to have a positive bias imo with regards British built cars compared to other reviewers.

Taffy66

5,590 posts

86 months

Monday 28th November
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Wheelspinning said:
Fair to say Harry liked it.

Watch a lot of his reviews; cannot recall him smiling as much or being as enthusiastic about a car previous to this.

Looking forward to the spider.
I can’t remember Harry enjoying driving any car as much as the Artura for a very long time.

TBCReece

1,328 posts

73 months

Monday 28th November
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Harry also considers the cost and that's why he considers the Artura so highly.

Also the fact you can just buy one, instead of having to be sleeping with the Ferrari sales manager and willing to give up one of your testicles to have the same privilege.

Streetbeat

433 posts

60 months

Monday 28th November
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garystoybox said:
Interesting watch yesterday of Chris Harris first drive of 296- summary was it was head and shoulders above all of its competition. Harry always appears to have a positive bias imo with regards British built cars compared to other reviewers.

He didnt say it was better, just preferred it and as Reece says, are available to buy, CH was also very complementary of his review of the Artura.

Be interesting to see when the hybrid 720s comes out, i imagine that will have 296 hp but with less weight.

samoht

4,017 posts

130 months

Monday 28th November
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What I heard was that Harry prefers the actual driving experience of the Artura over the 296, even taking cost out of it.

I think another factor beyond national allegiance may be that Harry is 'old school' in as far as his formative motoring experiences seem to have been with Lotus Elans (the original), and has grown up with 80s and 90s performance cars.

Personally comparing a 570S with an Alpine A110, I massively prefer the slower, weightier steering of the McLaren, and the feel (even if it brings more feedback) of the steering. I also like the heavy brake pedal. To me, coming from a string of older HPAS cars, the McLaren just feels natural where the light, quick Alpine steering just completely threw me.

I understand that light, quick EPAS is the Ferrari way also, if so then I can imagine that tipping Harry over to prefering the Artura as a thing to drive, he did comment on steering and brake feel as being key to his enjoyment.


LotusJas

1,263 posts

215 months

Monday 28th November
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garystoybox said:
Interesting watch yesterday of Chris Harris first drive of 296- summary was it was head and shoulders above all of its competition. Harry always appears to have a positive bias imo with regards British built cars compared to other reviewers.
Yet even Chris said he would take the Artura over the 296.

LotusJas

1,263 posts

215 months

Monday 28th November
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samoht said:
What I heard was that Harry prefers the actual driving experience of the Artura over the 296, even taking cost out of it.
This ^

And then massive cost difference on top.


But I'd take a 720S Spider over either of them smile

garystoybox

622 posts

101 months

Monday 28th November
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LotusJas said:
Yet even Chris said he would take the Artura over the 296.
Look, I’m not wanting to argue about it…. Just fresh from watching the video and remembered Chris Harris saying, ‘where are you Mclaren, because you are a long way behind (the 296)? His words, not mine. Anyway, the Artura looks good value with its new warranty/service package- hopefully it’s a great success for the company. Still no want for either it or the 296 for me; nothing is tempting me to trade in any of the back catalogue.

DarthtaterM16

780 posts

86 months

Tuesday 29th November
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Enjoyed Harry's video last night. I live a few miles from Harry and regularly drive his favorite testing roads.

Have to say I really like the Artura and would choose it over the 296. Having said that though I'd still buy a 720S or 600LT before either of them.
I don't think I'm quite ready for hybrids just yet.