Some time ago we told you about a possible unique Ferrari, the F125 TDE. The same model that was spotted in spy photos was revealed last August as the Veloqx Fangio, a futuristic hypercar developed by the team of the same name (and not, therefore, by Maranello) and renamed in tribute to the famous five-time Formula 1 world champion.
After being shown in photos, the crazy Fangio now presents herself on video, heating up her voice (and her tires) on the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
But what exactly is this Veloqx Fangio? It is a prototype built by the British team (winner of the 12 hours of Sebring in 2004 and seen on many other endurance circuits in the past) founded by Sam Li which will serve as the basis for a hypercar which will participate at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2025. It takes up a base of F12tdf.
The car is fitted with a Ferrari V12 engine which has been meticulously modified, not so much to increase power as to reduce emissions. Veloqx’s project is to make the engine compatible with sustainable fuels without sacrificing performance. In addition to the Le Mans single-seater, the team plans to build a limited-edition road version.
In the video, the Ferrari engine is unleashed around the curves of the circuit which saw Max Verstappen triumph in the final act of the Formula 1 season a few months ago. Up close, the Veloqx Fangio is even more impressive, with an extreme bodywork shaped by three years of aerodynamic studies. Efficiency at the expense of beauty? We leave you alone to judge…
The giant front splitter helps stabilize the car’s stance, while the unusual rear is reminiscent of an airplane jet engine. To top it off, semi-slick tires specially designed for the LMP2 category.