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2011 Ferrari P4/5 Competizione


In effort to focus our attention to supercars and vehicles that are out of this world, we wanted to find something that was really bonkers. Naturally, the home of crazy things is usually Japan, but there cars seem to be getting duller by the second. So, we turned to that other crazy, wine loving country; Italy.

After searching high and low, we have found our vehicle, theFerrari P4/5 Competizione . This is a machine that does not yet exist, but that won’t stop us from trying our best to find all the information we can about this gorgeous looking road rocket.

The only images we currently have of the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione are renderings, but those are good enough for now, as this supercar certainly looks good in that form. We’ve never heard anybody say that Ferrari can’t create something that looks like speed in motion.

UPDATE 05/18/2012: According to Jalopnik, during the 24 Hours of Nürburgring qualifying round, the supercar lapped the famous Nurburgring in just 6:51. This makes it the fastest Ferrari ever around the Nurburgring, smashing the previous record of 6:58.16 held by the Ferrari 599XX . All Glickenhaus had to say about this impressive result was: "I think it’s pretty cool!" However, he did invite Ferrari to come and challenge their supercar.

UPDATE 10/18/12: James Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 Competizione has been through a lot and even that statement seems like an understatement. Now, the super race car finds itself in Imola racing against some of the finest Ferraris you’ll ever find. The video comes courtesy of Marchettino, who seems to have an talent for always being at the right place at the right time when it comes to taking supercar videos. Check out the video after the jump!

More details on the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione after the jump.

Exterior and Interior Details

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione

While there aren’t any interior details as of yet, we can imagine that it’s going to be quite sparse. This is a racing car of sorts so don’t expect leather seats and all the luxurious amenities that come in certain sports cars. We think the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Ferrari P4/5 Competizione will have racing seats with harnesses and a technologically laden gauge cluster. Air conditioning probably won’t be included and the same can be said of a navigation system. As for an interior color choice, black will be everywhere.

The exterior of the Ferrari is pure racing car. It will sit very low to ground and feature a massive silver rear spoiler for optimum downforce. The car’s creator, Jim Glickenhaus, chose to base the Competizione model on the combination of the F430 underpinnings, using the 430 Scuderia’s chassis and the F430 GT2’s drivetrain to keep it up to speed with the competition.

The front fascia features a square air intake with triangular headlights. A massive black front lip spoiler wraps around the vehicle, running all the way back to the wheel arches. The rear of the car is classic F40, with a black mesh looking rear and two massive exhaust outlets. There is a huge rear diffuser that looks as if it came from one of Ferrari’s Formula One cars.

Other exterior features include aerodynamic kits, air intakes on the hood, doors and rear of the car, and a fighter jet looking black glass cockpit, though we imagine the actual car’s windows won’t be that dark for safety reasons.

Under The Hood/Performance

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione

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 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque.

The suspension is double wishbones in the front and rear with central wheel mounts, and stabilizers in the front and rear shocks. There will be absorbers with adjustable drag and tow, as well as power steering.

The brakes on the F430 GT2 are Brembo steel discs with a diameter of 380x32mm in the front and 332x32mm in the rear. There are 6 pistons on the front brakes and 4 pistons on the rear calipers. Drivers can adjust brake balance as well.

This information is based on what we know about the Ferrari F430 GT2, but we have heard that the new P4/5 Competizione will be using the same motor and suspension setup, so the information is transferable.

When Will It Be Out

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione

The team hopes that it can finish the build in time to make preparations for the 24 Hours of Nurburgring on June 25, 2011. The driver teams include: Nicola Larini, Mika Salo, Luca Cappellari, and Fabrizio Giovanardi.

Testing

The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione commissioned by James Glickenhaus was finally put to the wringer as it made its first foray to the race track recently. Months of building and development finally led to this day where the one-off, track-purpose race car finally had its day under the sun. The supercar was driven by British Touring Car Championship driver Fabrizio Giovanardi. After the test run, Giovanardi was all too ecstatic with the P4/5 Competizione. “The test was fantastic," he said. "The car is so easy to drive and all the controls light and very direct."

The Competition

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione

The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione will be competing against other 24 hour vehicles, such as race ready BMW , Audi, and Porsche vehicles. Last year, BMW came on top with their M3 GT2.

Other vehicles include theFord GT , Nissan Z33, Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 , and a BMW Z4 GT3 . Needless to say, the new Ferrari will have some serious competition next year in Germany.

Video Montage

Inside P4/5 Competizione - Chapter 1

Inside P4/5 Competizione - Chapter 2

Inside P4/5 Competizione - Chapter 3

Inside P4/5 Competizione - Chapter 4

Inside P4/5 Competizione - Chapter 5

The P4/5 Competizione at the Nurburgring Part 1

The P4/5 Competizione at the Nurburgring Part 2

The P4/5 Competizione rampages around Imola



48 comments:

Can’t really wait to see this one in action in the real race. All the videos of it testing shows just how promising this car is. Hope they can prove that on on the races.

The P4/5 Competizione is definitely the car that is receiving the most attention for the upcoming race. But it would be have a lot of competition, since the other cars here look rather impressive too.

Well, it’s actually looking great during its trial runs in the Nurburgring. It seems that the Competizione is now all ready for its run in the le mans.

Well now, we’re finally a lot more information about this car. The specs are actually rather impressive, though not that surprising, since we already knew that the car does have impressive numbers.

Its just so amazing to hear the future plans of some manufacturer regarding their future production. They actually headed on to the future. That’s why I don’t get why other choose to stick on their nostalgic designs just like the Americans!

I really like the Competizione in this color, instead of read. But then again, no matter what color it is in, this one is still a heck of a car.

I tell you if my exhausts glowed molten red hot and made pops & bangs as loud as that I ain’t gonna lie it would make me feel like a driving thunder God.

The exterior of the Ferrari is pure racing car. It will sit very low to ground and feature a massive silver rear spoiler for optimum downforce. The front fascia features a square air intake with triangular headlights

Just the sound of the beautiful music escaping through the exhaust is enough to make us giggle like little girls! Enjoy the tasty treat for the eyes and ears after the jump!

it’s a completely new car. this one is based on F430 scuderia. but honestly This is a stupid question but is this car all new or is it the first one rebuilt into a race car?

best looking ferrari in recent memory but I can’t wait to see this years race! New Audi’s, update Peugot’s, Porsche 918RSR, and now this rare beast. This will be an epic year!

for sure this is a rage of war against the rest of the fighter this year, I also can’t wait to see this car come head to head with porsche 918 and Lamborghini.

it looks more like a fighter plane’s pit but what the heck, for sure you can get a 2++ MPH with this baby, but I wonder where did they based the wheelbase for this P4/5. can’t wait to see this car on track.

lovely, pretty sure its engine noise is another great sound, I would rather choose this engine than the lamborghini engine noise

You are one of the few real car enthusiast with money and impeccable taste, I thank you for bringing the P4/5 to the world and sharing every details with everyone. The P4/5 is my all time dream car. Bravo! Can’t wait to see the P4/5C.

Very cool. I have a lot of respect for your projects and enthusiasm you bring to the automotive community. Seems like very few people build what they want anymore and simply settle for what already exists. Here’s to creating!

Nice to see the new SSC make a cameo. Does anyone know if Glick has any endurance race experience?

well it looks great but the problem is the price, but there are some alternative in having this kind of suv. korean santa fe v6 is one of the best alternative suv for the cayenne.

After the race, the car will be converted to a street legal machine, just like the original P4/5. The original used 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, updated headlight clusters, LEDs, and 200 other unique parts.

All we can do is hope that it gets killed in the first scene. I’m not one to usually criticize but it looks like it was colored by a 3 year old out of a color by numbers book.

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