Ahead of a third quarter 2024 Australian release, the 2025 McLaren Artura Spider – plus, an upgraded version of its coupe sibling – has been revealed. According to McLaren, the Artura Spider is the company’s first high-performance hybrid convertible and has benefitted from more power, chassis tuning and additional equipment. Pricing for the MY25 Artura range starts at $477,310 plus on-road costs for the coupe – up $12,653 more than the MY24 car – and $525,010 for the spider.

“The new Artura is absolutely the complete next-generation supercar, whichever model you choose. 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.” – Michael Leiters, CEO, McLaren Automotive

“And now alongside the new Artura Coupe we have the Artura Spider, a new convertible that has all of these improvements and brings another dimension of open-air McLaren supercar exhilaration to our range.”

Adding only 62kg to the Artura coupe’s 1,500kg kerb weight, the 2024 McLaren Artura Spider’s roof can be lowered or raised in just 11 seconds. According to the company, the Artura was designed to accomodate a spider bodystyle from its initial development, and as such, doesn’t require any further chassis strengthening over the coupe.

The Artura Spider features new buttresses behind the side windows, while the cooling vents have been repositioned to allow for the roof mechanism. Optionally available for the roof panel is a electrochromatic glass panel that can block 99 per cent of sunlight by pressing a button.

Under the bonnet of the 2025 McLaren Artura Spider and coupe is a 445kW/720Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 engine that’s mated to a 70kW/225Nm electric motor for a combined output of 515kW (+15kW and 48kW more than the McLaren GTS). Interestingly, McLaren is offering the power upgrade to current owners for no-cost. Unchanged is the 3.0-second 0-100km/h sprint time for both variants, while the Artura Spider’s 8.0-second 0-200km/h sprint time is 0.1 seconds slower than the coupe. Both hit a 330km/h top speed.

The electric-only driving range has been increased by 3km to 33km, while a new sports exhaust system has apparently refined the engine note at mid- and high-points of the rev range. The launch control system has also gained a new ‘Spinning Wheel Pull-Away’ feature for a more dramatic launch, while the gearbox has gained a ‘pre-fill’ features to reduce shift speeds by 25 per cent.

Elsewhere in the dynamic package, the 2025 McLaren Artura Spider and coupe have gained new engine mounts, revised dampers, upgraded suspension tech, new brake cooling ducts, upgraded aluminium callipers and a new ABS calibration for apparent improvements in stopping ability.

McLaren has also added new equipment for the Artura range, like a wireless phone charger, a ‘low-energy’ Bluetooth key, new carbon fibre exterior trim, a faster nose lift system, new wheel designs, lane departure warning and speed sign recognition as standard. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high beam are all optional.

2025 McLaren Artura pricing (plus on-road costs):

  • Coupe: $477,310
  • Spider: $525,010

The 2025 McLaren Artura will launch in Australia in the third quarter of 2024. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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