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Jenson Button drives McLaren P1 to 2013 F1 car unveiling

February 1, 2013

At the unveiling of the 2013 McLaren MP4-28 Formula One car, Vodafone McLaren driver Jenson Button made a surprise appearance rolling up in a prototype version of the upcoming McLaren P1 hypercar.

McLaren didn’t bother going into detail talking about the new road car, instead, focused on the new MP4-28 F1 car – more on that in a later story. So basically, it’s just a bit of a publicity stunt. Still, it makes for some interesting images (see gallery below).

As far as we know, the McLaren P1 will be powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 matched with a KERS hybrid system. Overall power is tipped to be around 596kW mark.

The new model is set to hit the market towards the end of this year. A full unveiling is expected not far down the track.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.