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Legendary racing driver Fittipaldi unveils his dream car at Qatar Motor Show

Legendary racing driver  Fittipaldi unveils his dream car at Qatar Motor Show

Satyendra Pathak
Legendary automobile racing driver Emerson Fittipaldi unveiled his dream track supercar 'Fittipaldi EF7' on the opening day of the Qatar Motor Show 2017 in Doha on Tuesday.
Unveiled for the first time in the Middle East region, only 39 units of Fittipaldi EF7 supercars would be produced ” to commemorate 39 wins of Emerson Fittipaldi during his entire racing career.
The ultra-light, all carbon fiber supercar fulfills Fittipaldi's dream to produce a car with fierce track-racing capabilities, for drivers of all skill levels.
Talking to Qatar Tribune on the sidelines of an event to unveil the car, Fittipaldi said that Qatar is a big market for such cars as the country has good Grand Prix tracks.
Fittipaldi, who won both the Formula One World Championship and the Indianapolis 500 twice each and the CART championship once, said that the car has been designed in such a way that even normal people can drive it very easily.
"I call it ladies and gentlemen car as it can be driven by any one. Even ladies can drive it. You do not require special skills to drive it. A lot of people in Qatar want fun on such cars. I have brought this car for such people," he noted.
"My number one goal with this car is that the person who buys (should) enjoy it. I'm doing it to make an enjoyable car on the racetrack," he said.
The supercar, which fuses the vision of Fittipaldi, iconic Italian design company Pininfarina and race-bred German engineering firm HWA, is intended to be a real object, something that can be purchased and driven on the track.
"I began my journey to create a supercar three years ago. I applied all my track knowledge on creating a new experience that will elevate the driving ability of all supercar enthusiasts from around the world," he said.
Priced at $1.2 million, the distribution of the car will be handled by Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) Automobiles in Qatar.
Every Fittipaldi EF7 owner would have the opportunity to benefit from personal coaching by Emerson Fittipaldi himself and move up a driver-training ladder designed by the racing champion.
In addition, owners will be able to join the Fittipaldi Racing Club which will provide exclusive VIP high-performance driving and racing experiences at some of the world's premier racing circuits, led by Fittipaldi and other racing professionals.
Fittipaldi said that all the 39 units of Fittipaldi EF7 would be produced within two years.
Fittipaldi EF7 cars would have no plate numbers, he said adding the units would be known by the number of his respective wins.