Now that the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione made quite a sensation in the automotive world, the "Jim Glickenhaus" should say a lot to you as he is the man behind this impressive project. And now, Kinetic Fin takes you on a journey with Jim Glickenhaus as he pays homage to the way it was done in the 60’s when people just wanted to go racing.
In this video you will see Jim and family to Italy for the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance. You will hear the car revving one more time, and as usual its engine sound is simple music to our ears. Pay attention to the second 5:05. Although we are not very sure how this could happen, it is quite an unpleasant situation for the supercar. But, at least the car is alive, so no damage was done!
After months of research, development, testing, and even more testing, James Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 Competizione is nearing its final stages as it prepares the finishing preparations for the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
The car, which captured our attentions late last year, has undergone what can be considered a half-year’s worth of preparations and for our part, we’ve taken to meticulous lengths to give you any and all updates the team comes out with.
But now that the 24 Hours of Nurburgring is coming up at the end of the month - its scheduled for June 25 and 26 - all the preparations are finally coming to a head. So with just over 10 days remaining, the Glickenhaus team has unveiled the latest and maybe last set of updates of the P4/5 Competizione.
It’s a set of five videos that you can watch after the jump, giving us the first behind-the-scenes look at the development and testing of the car leading up to Nurburgring. Don’t expect any heart-pounding action with these videos, just a lot of mechanics working extra hard to give the car the best possible chance of competing at the Nurburgring.
Over the past few months, James Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 Competizione has been gearing up for its 24 Hours of Nurburgring participation by testing its chops in a number of racetracks all over Europe. But we all know that nothing beats out taking a swing at the site itself.
So the whole team trooped to the world’s most famous race circuit and brought the whole traveling circus of curious bees – us included – with it. From the looks of things, the car looks to be in in-race form months leading up to the official race.
Of all the test drivers that were given some burn, former Formula One driver Mika Salo got the most time with the P4/5 Competizione. Fellow test driver Luca Cappellari wasn’t as lucky though as his time was limited to just one lap after his session was red flagged.
Either way, the months-long anticipation for this one-off super Ferrari is slowly coming to a head as the days to the 24 Hours of Nurburgring approach. No official lap times were given, but by the way it was being tested, the car looks to be in strong contention for the championship.
Videos of the car’s test runs at the Nurburgring after the jump.
With the endurance race season set to open its doors soon, the preparations from all competing teams are becoming more and more frequent, starting with James Glickenhaus and his one-off Ferrari P4/5 Competizione.
Over the past few months, the race car has undergone a series of testing sessions all over Europe with the latest happenings taking place in Franciarcorta, Italy. Even better, the test runs being done by touring car driver Fabrizio Giovanardi are taking place at nighttime.
The P4/5 Competizione is shaping up to be one of the most powerful one-off race cars in the world. What’s more impressive is that every part and detail of the car are all hand-made and while progress has been slow and steady in the making, the car is fixing to be a worthy contender in any race it competes.
Check out the videos of the P4/5 Competizione doing some nighttime test runs and tell just how unbelievably spectacular this race car is. More videos after the jump!
When put in the hands of the right person a car can get better than you can actually imagine. Lets take a Ferrari P4/5 Competizione and behind the wheel lets have... Mika Salo. What do you think? How does this combination sounds? Impressive we know. But what the video and you will understand that you didn’t even imagined how fast the P4/5 Competizione can actually be!
The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione is being built on a Ferrari 430 Scuderia base and will feature the suspension and V-8 drivetrain of an F430 GT2 ALMS racing car. That V8 motor is a custom-built Ferrari F136 DOHC V8 engine at 90 degrees with 32-valve and 4-valves per cylinder. It puts out 483 HP and 343 pound-feet of torque.
But it sure doesn’t drive like a 480 HP supercar, don’t you agree?