[VIDEO] Watch Jenson Button drive the McLaren P1 at Goodwood image

Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button has recently went for a spin in the brand new and impressive McLaren P1, during the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The British based automaker McLaren had a surprise for people attending the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, who were able to see the impressive P1 in action, on the hill climb. The hybrid supercar was driven by famous Formula 1 driver Jenson Button, who completed the course in approximately 53 seconds. You can check out Button’s run in the McLaren P1 in the video posted below.

As a quick reminder, the McLaren P1 will only be produced in 375 units and its starting price has been set at 1,025,545 EUR (866,000 GBP / 1,340,740 USD) at the current exchange rates. The model is rivaling the Ferrari LaFerrari and the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder and it’s powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, from the MP4-12C and the 12C Spyder, backed up by a 179 HP (132 kW) and 260 Nm of torque (192 lb-ft) electric motor. The total output stands at 916 HP (674 kW) and 900 Nm of torque (663 lb-ft), enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in less than 3 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).