Deliveries of McLaren's newest model, the Artura, will be delayed for a second time.
The Artura's October 2020 market launch was delayed to June because of the pandemic. But software supplier-related issues have now pushed U.S. deliveries to late August or early September, sources said.
The Artura is a hybrid supercar on a diet. The vehicle combines creative engineering and efficient packaging to achieve a curb weight of 3,303 pounds, despite being saddled with a hefty battery pack.
Lightweight design "is a pillar of our DNA," Dan Parry-Williams, director of engineering design, said during a press briefing May 11. "It adds driving engagement, agility and reduces CO2 [emissions]."
The Artura signals the future direction of the British sports car maker as throaty combustion engines are increasingly viewed by environmentally conscious governments as anachronisms.
McLaren seeks to transition to a 100 percent electrified portfolio by 2026, with the first EV model expected by the end of the decade.