Prince Albert of Monaco Drives McLaren’s All New McLaren Artura for Honorary Lap of the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix

Prince Albert of Monaco Drives McLaren’s All New McLaren Artura for Honorary Lap of the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix

  • Prince Albert II of Monaco and Hereditary Prince Jacques open Monaco Grand Prix in the all-new McLaren Artura
  • The dynamic debut of McLaren’s first-ever series-production High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) supercar in mainland Europe
  • The all-new Artura, finished in distinctive McLaren Orange, was brought to H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco on the starting line and he then drove around the Grand Prix circuit

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The all-new high-performance hybrid McLaren Artura made its dynamic debut at the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix at the weekend, thrilling spectators during an opening lap driven by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Prince Albert of Monaco, McLaren, Monaco Grand Prix
McLaren allowed Prince Albert of Monaco to take an honourary lap in its latest Artura supercar. Image: Newspress
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According to Newspress, the all-new Artura, finished in distinctive McLaren Orange, was brought to H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco on the starting line and he then drove around the Grand Prix circuit, giving spectators the opportunity to appreciate the acceleration and performance of McLaren’s next-generation supercar.

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Gareth Dunsmore, Chief Marketing Officer, McLaren Automotive says:

“We are honoured to have H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco open the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix behind the wheel of the McLaren Artura. This iconic race has special significance to McLaren back almost 60 years. Our all-new high-performance hybrid Artura distils all that racing and road car experience into a next-generation supercar which we are now thrilled to share with our customers and fans.”

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All-new from the ground up and underpinned by the McLaren philosophy of super-lightweight engineering, the Artura is a distillation of every inherent McLaren attribute combined with faster throttle response, lower emissions and the ability to run in pure EV mode, thanks to its ground-breaking electrified powertrain.

According to McLaren, the Artura is also the first model built on the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA), which contributes to the car’s class-leading lightest dry weight of 1 395kg and a DIN kerb weight of 1 498kg.

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SA school kids rock up to matric dance in a Bugatti Veyron and McLaren 570S and Mzansi is in disbelief

A private school in Benoni saw some of its learners flex at the 2022 Matric Ball, arriving in supercars such as a Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 570 S, Briefly News reports.

The school fees per year are over R40 000 per learner and it seems the parents have the money to dish out on mega-powerful lux rides for their kids to arrive at the dance that took place on Wednesday 13 April.

The Veyron uses an 8,0-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers to produce 736kW, according to the company's site. The McLaren 570S cost R3 150 000 when it arrived locally in 2016. It is powered by a 3,8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 420kW.

Source: Briefly News

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Sean Parker Sean Parker is a motoring journalist with over 10 years' experience, who started out in the industry as the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists' Bursar student. Since then, the Cape Town-born editor has gone on to launch a national newspaper called Gears and Gadgets and worked for the country's premier online and print motoring publications before joining Briefly News to head up its Car & Tech section. He enjoys watching live sport and can't wait for F1 to make its debut in Mzansi.

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