Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Auto News

McLaren Muscat showcases its flagship models – Artura, GT and 720S

McLaren embraces a hybridized future of high performance with the sculptural 2022 Artura supercar.

TAS News Service

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

MUSCAT : At a two-day event attended by the crème de la crème of Oman, McLaren Muscat showcased its flagship models – Artura, GT and 720S at the Zunairah mansions in Al Mouj Muscat.  McLaren not only displayed its models but also gave McLaren GT and McLaren 720S for test drive to sport cars enthusiasts. The response was overwhelming and the attendees enjoyed the high-class engineering and performance of these spectacular models. 

Zunairah provided the perfect backdrop for these unique supercars. The Zunairah mansions, in the heart of Al Mouj Muscat’s renowned Shatti District, are designed to offer the perfect balance of exquisite form and outstanding function. The mansions have been created to redraw and redefine the standards by which modern living is judged. They offer an unequalled luxury experience delivered in the most sustainable and environmentally responsible way – their ethos similar to that of Mc Laren brand. 

Mr Mohsin Hani Al Bahrani, the CEO of MHD ACERE – the sole distributors of McLaren cars in Muscat, is elated: “We are very pleased with the response we received for this event. We showcased and organized test drives of some of our supercars and from the feedback we received from our guests, each model offered a uniquely intense driving experience. We want to thank our guests who whole-heartedly participated in our event. We are grateful to Al Mouj Muscat for their amazing arrangements at this spectacular Zunairah venue. The ambience was perfect for a brand like McLaren that stands for creating breathtaking experiences”. 

McLaren embraces a hybridized future of high performance with the sculptural 2022 Artura supercar. The newly introduced mid-engine two-seater rides on a Carbon Fibre Lightweight Architecture platform. It also pairs a twin-turbo V6 – the company’s first – with a battery-electric powertrain to create a plug-in-hybrid model – another first. The duo generates a combined 671 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. Performance estimates are highlighted by a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. Its bodywork is pure McLaren, complete with prominent air vents and scissor-style doors. Along with a more premium and spacious interior, the 2022 Artura offers several convenience and driver-assistance features.

McLaren GT is a supercar that is thrilling, yet refined, dynamic and engaging. Like all McLarens, the new GT has a carbon fibre structure that possesses exceptional strength and rigidity while enabling unparalleled driving dynamics and lightest-in-class kerbweight. At 1,530kg, the McLaren GT is more than 130kg lighter than its closest core competitor. And with new 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the all-new GT delivers 620PS and 630Nm of torque and undoubtedly the fastest acceleration. The car also offers ample room under the full length, glazed, powered tailgate and in the front storage area. It has a perfectly designed ergonomic interior that is luxurious. 

The contours of the 720S are distinctly McLaren, yet the details are boldly different. The beating heart of the 720S is a new and fearsomely powerful M840T engine with 720PS. Press the start button and the twin-turbo V8 comes alive with a potent growl that ignites your senses and focuses your mind. Bathed in vibrant red light, every part of this 4.0-litre unit is refined to maximize power, sharpen responses, and increase fuel efficiency.

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars. Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England. Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group. The company’s product portfolio of GT, supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in 40 markets around the world.