Rejuvenated McLaren shows off new Honda-powered car for 2015

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Posted: Jan 29, 2015 8:54 AM
Rejuvenated McLaren shows off new Honda-powered car for 2015

WOKING, England (AP) — Energized by a restructured driver lineup and a renewed relationship with Honda, McLaren showed off its new car for the 2015 season that the English team expects will restore the fortunes of one of Formula One's biggest names.

The McLaren MP4-30 was launched on Thursday, with chief executive Ron Dennis saying it marks "the start of a lengthy journey" back to "winning grands prix and eventually world championships."

McLaren, which hasn't won a grand prix since 2012, will be using Honda engines for the first time since 1992 and has signed two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to partner Jenson Button for the upcoming season.

McLaren says the new car has a refined nose-box solution, slimmed rear-end packaging and an all-new power unit.