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Sunday, February 20, 2022

A stunning looks of the Veloqx Fangio hypercar

F12 Anger Face There's a hypercar currently attracts a lot of attention in cyberspace, and becomes a trend due to it said to be the only one in the world, in the other hand it has an appearence sort a bit similar to the Ferrari F12TdF. As quoted of Autoevolution, the hypercar has ever been seen in the United Arab Emirates in May last year, and from its exterior appearance, it can be seen as the wildest creation if compared to the standard version.
The custom-built Veloqx Fangio has been seen in action for the first time at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Picture from: Motor1)
Recently, the mentioned hypercar is back and and making its official debut at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi by using another name as the Veloqx Fangio. Well, the name is may be a bit unique and sound unfamiliar, but there's a long history behind it.

It turns out that the hypercar's name is linked to the UK-based Veloqx Racing Team that plans in near future to end its hibernation in motorsport since the climax of its successful 2004 campaign with a pair of Audi R8 LMP1 prototypes, which resulted in a winning at the Sebring 12 Hours racing events and a runner-up at the Le Mans 24 Hours at that year.
The custom built Veloqx Fangio is powered by a V12 zero-emission combustion engine that can run on a variety of alternative fuels, including biofuels and hydrogen. (Picture from: HotCars)
Meanwhile, Fangio was chosen as a tribute to an Argentinean legendary racer and five-time F1 world's champion, Juan Manuel Fangio nicknamed El Chueco. During his long racing career, he also competed in those two endurance races we mentioned above, plus the 24 Hours of Spa. In addition, Fangio ever won the 1953 Carrera Panamericana
The custom built Veloqx Fangio is the result of three years of dedication and craftsmanship from the Veloqx team to pay tribute to El Chueco. (Picture from: AutoMundo)
Besides that, the legendary Argentine racer has raced using many cars made by the world's top automotive manufacturers, such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati, and Mercedes, plus several defunc brands such as Gordini and Talbot-Lago.

Once everything is clear what exactly is the Veloqx Fangio. It's just that there is no official statement regarding this, but as quoted of the Motorsport, which had a chance to interview to the founder of the UK-based racing team, Sam Li last year who said that his team was planning to race at the FIA World Endurance Championship in near future by using its own car named the Veloqx Fangio Hypercar.
While the interior appears to be appropriately race car-spartan with one interesting feature is a digital tachometer and speedometer located on the passenger’s side of the dashboard. (Picture from: Speedster-News)
It is also stated that the car will be powered by an engine capable of running on various types of fuels including biofuels and hydrogen. And reportedly a 'zero-emission combustion engine' is also being developed, along with a low-volume road car. The plan is for the car to start racing in 2025, though Sam Li has not ruled out an early return of the Veloqx Racing Team.
The Veloqx Fangio is a custom built car based on the Ferarri F12TdF to pay tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio and even has his signature on the side. (Picture from: Speedster-News)
Initial tests took place last year at the Bahrain International Circuit and have now been filmed at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. As we can be seen, the Veloqx Fangio looks crazy cools and run on an LMP2' spec slick-tyres. Furthermore, its ultra-aggressive body kit serves the functional purpose of maximizing aerodynamics after three years of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) research, and meanwhile the giant front divider looks like it could easily double as a snow plug, the rear diffuser is reminiscent of a tractor aerator.
The custom built Veloqx Fangio is a crazy looking thing with an ultra-aggressive body kit and even runs on LMP2-spec slick tyres. (Picture from: Zero2Turbo)
Judging by the innards, the Veloqx Fangio uses more than just an Ferrari borrowed engine that at first glance looks to be based on the F12, possibly the same engine used by the F12TDF. However, it still cannot be confirmed. We know for a fact that the engine sound is excellent and the top-mounted quad exhaust is an interesting sight to behold.

However, there's some bad news regarding the use of the 'Fangio' name for the car. As quoted of Motor1, Fangio's heirs said that Veloqx never requested such authorization... This, without a doubt, could cause a serious problem for the British company. But on the other hand Li assures that he has the rights to use the Fangio' name 'in the fields of motoring and the automotive industry.' Hopefully this problem can be resolved as well as possible.
As quoted of Automundo, as seen at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, it looks very impressive by its performance, and reportedly the British-based Veloqx team plans to produce in limited numbers of 12 units only. Well now is the time for us to sit back and wait for further news. Ciao, baby..!! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORSPORTS | MOTOR1 | CARSCOOPS | AUTOMUNDO | HOTCARS | AUTOEVOLUTION ]
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