McLaren-Honda has just exclusively revealed their new racing car, dubbed MP4-30. The car is going to compete in the upcoming 2015 FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship. It is driven by the newly developed 1.6 litre V6 engine (RA615H) developed by Honda. The MP4-30 is an important first step as McLaren and Honda progress towards their strong partnership and evokes heavy weight of expectations of writing a fresh chapter in Formula 1.
As a matter of fact, it has been 22 years since McLaren and Honda last raced together. Back then they formed nearly an unbeatable partnership that dominated Formula 1 in the 1980s and '90s.
In the video below you can take a close look at the brand-new MP4-30 chassis. You can also discover how Honda and McLaren's racing DNA links this car to one of its most illustrious forebears, the 1991's McLaren-Honda MP4/6.
Another interesting fact about this car is that it has the only chassis on the grid which is fitted with Honda's RA615H Hybrid power unit. It also features an evolved colour scheme. In addition, the car has been aerodynamically refined and the result is pretty obvious: an elegant car with a refined nose-box solution and a slimmed rear-end packaging. Oh, we forgot the incorporation of the new power unit under its tightly contoured bodywork.
It seems that with the MP4-30, McLaren and Honda are ready to make quick and efficient progress towards a successful future.
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