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In an absolutely awesome display of precision driving, a pair of the super sexy McLaren Arturas recently graced a slice of runway, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the legendary Bruce McLaren's founding of the McLaren in September 1963. There was a method to this Artura tyre-slaying madness though, as you’ll see when the tyre smoke gracefully wafts away into the ether, a celebratory message was etched into concrete, which automotive enthusiasts will love. McLaren, the iconic name synonymous with cutting-edge automotive excellence and performance proudly celebrates its 60th birthday this month. It’s hard to believe, but the company was founded by racing pioneer Bruce McLaren way back in September 1963. Time really does fly. It’s taken just 30 years for the smaller niche automaker to evolve into a respected global leader in luxury supercars and elite motorsports. There were plenty of ways that the automaker could celebrate this milestone, but they chose to fire up a pair of McLaren Arturas to grace the track in a stunning choreographed display of precision driving. The clearly fun performance paid homage to Bruce McLaren's visionary spirit and his enduring legacy in the world of high-performance automobiles.

At the heart of this celebration is the McLaren Artura, a high-performance hybrid supercar that embodies the company's relentless pursuit of innovation, it features a powertrain comprising a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that’s impaired up with an E-motor and an energy-dense battery pack. Together, these components produce a staggering combined output of 494 kW (671bhp) with a massive 720Nm of torque. One of the standout attributes of the Artura is its remarkable power-to-weight ratio, boasting just on 359 kW per ton at its lightest dry weight, which is not bad at 1,395 kg. This brilliant engineering propels the Artura from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 3.0 seconds and the hypercar can accelerate from standstill to 200 km/h in just 8.3 seconds. In private testing, we’ve seen one of these obliterate the quarter mile in almost 10 seconds dead. It’s fast. As you can see in the video, when the traction control is switched off, all that power can be used to dramatically diminish tyre life. McLaren Automotive as we know it today was created in 2010, and since its inception has earned its place as a top creator of luxury, high-performance supercars. Every McLaren is meticulously hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England, reflecting the company's commitment to craftsmanship and precision. Today, the company's product portfolio encompasses GT, supercar, Motorsport, and Ultimate models retailed through over 100 retailers in more than 40 markets worldwide. McLaren Automotive also has a majority stake in McLaren Racing, the group that competes in the Formula 1 World Championship and INDYCAR in the US.

Take a look at the YouTube video from the folk at McLaren who put it together to celebrate 60 years of bringing the world special and fast cars, and what better way to do it than hooning the latest supercar they created. It must be mad fun to put these videos together, can you imagine being allowed to drive a McLaren Artura in the way it was intended to be driven? If you break it, it just comes out of the marketing budget - cool: Celebrating 60 years of McLaren. | McLaren Automotive

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