Wheels (Australia)

Future proofing


THE SIGNIFICAN­CE OF the Artura is clear in terms of the company’s future product roadmap. If recent history is any guide, in the short to medium term we’ll see an Artura Spider and a more powerful Artura LT. Longer term, the HPH powertrain and the MCLA architectu­re will spawn replacemen­ts for the 720S and the GT, among others.

But is a singular vehicle concept, no matter how cleverly it’s sliced and diced, enough to ensure McLaren’s long-term future? Porsche realised more than 30 years ago that it couldn’t survive just building sports cars. Lamborghin­i and Aston Martin have come to the same conclusion. Insiders insist McLaren will remain a purist sports car maker. We’ll see.

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