The 2020s are heating up this week. Among them are two polar opposite supercars. One of them pushes the burning age to new heights, and the other takes a bold step towards an electrified future.It’s incredible that despite the differences between them, they are still competitors
What struggle is in our hands. This is a struggle between an old school and a new order, and it is expected to become a waste product of the Titanic that only appeared in this era. The blue corner is the champion, known number and established fan base hero. In the red corner is the new challenger, it aggravated a bit, and with the help of smart technology, the fist became stronger. This is a novice and must prove himself, but he has all the tools to beat the champion.
Coincidentally, the launch of the 992-era Porsche 911 GT3 and McLaren Artura were put together on the same day, but it was the opposite, which made them so different. After a lot of conference room tug-of-wars, Porsche deliberately remained faithful to the formula it mastered: rear-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive system and a surprisingly flat six-cylinder car with a speed of 9000rpm. Without the stimulus of electricity or ecological awareness, its buyers are just like that.
Instead, McLaren had thrown its rule book out the window, took out a flamethrower from the shed, and burned it to ashes. Artura has a new chassis, a brand new engine, a new partial electric drive system and accessories, a novel interior, and of course a new model name. Its starting price is nearly £60,000 higher than the GT3 and is more complicated in some respects, but its customer base will still overlap with Porsche to some extent.
This is not a normal period for the industry. This is totally extraordinary. There is no other time in history where you will get such a glorious dichotomy, just as one technology completely replaces another technology, electricity will have an impact on the internal combustion engine. Just as a horse becomes a beast for leisure rather than work, people with money will regard inner burning as a hobby. When this happens, there will be a very different perspective to look at the 2020s, but now, as the market begins to spread its efforts to almost every corner, we get some incredible contrasts.
Take the fairly simple mechanical and chassis adjustments of the 911 as an example. Compared with the old model, it takes an amazing 17 seconds longer in the 20.6 km Nurburgring circle. The motorsport-style double wishbone suspension that turns to the front has increased width and GTE-inspired aerodynamics, which has produced major changes without changing the media and customer favorite formula. This is certainly a wonderful thing; powerful power and powerful electrical functions, no need to plug in the power source, its long history can be traced back to the middle of the 20th century.
In contrast, Artura’s new 120-degree V6 is as compact as possible after adding all additional components such as turbine, gearbox and exhaust. The new GT3 has unusual and rarely manufactured V-shaped corners and deliberately focuses on hybrid power. The GT3’s six-cylinder engine is not in many ways. The only thing they share is the number of tanks.McLaren can provide you with a much more powerful internal combustion engine for an extra £60,000 Rise Cubic capacity.
That is before you have considered electric assist. Suddenly, the People’s Champion seemed to have greatly exceeded the 168bhp pitch and produced a lot of torque in the mid-range. It sounds like another small miracle created by the Woking brand, but Artura is only 60 kg heavier than Porsche. Consider our pebbles being hit.
GT3 contains the pure analogue ICE adrenaline in marketable form. You can use a manual gearbox to get it, it will go to 9000rpm again and again without popping suddenly, it will smash any given circuit until the tire needs to be replaced, and like the previous GT3, if you It is suitable for audiophiles and wants to use it every day. This is the best manual supercar that humans can reliably build for highways at a price that enough people are willing to pay.
Artura is a way for McLaren to move towards a new reality. It has more power than the shocking 650S not long ago, can travel 18 miles on electricity, and the design performance of the hybrid power unit is as much as emissions. It is a miniature P1 that costs less than one-fifth. It was released on the same day as the 992 GT3, which is great; it exists at the same time in history to achieve roughly the same daily supercar goals, which proves that the automotive industry is undergoing tremendous changes.
Despite the obvious performance bias in McLaren’s performance, the battle between GT3 and Atura continues. In many ways, this is not a struggle, GT3 can not win, but despite this, we still hope that every fiber in human beings can finally bring them together to win the fight that everyone wants to see. We suspect that this will depend on the testers, which of these two legends is the best in their own time, but when summing up the highlights of CT in 2021 in 10 months, we know that we will both Discuss these two legends.