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2011 Ferrari P4/5 Competizione

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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.

 

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Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home

Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home

After completing two 24 hours of Nürburgring races and winning an FIA world championship, the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione came home to meet its brother, the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina.

The P4/5 Competizione managed to qualify for the 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hours with a lap of 6:51, which is faster than any other Ferrari-powered vehicle that ever ever lapped the famous ’Ring. The P4/5 won the EXP-1 class and finished the race 12th overall in a field of 170 cars.

The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione is powered by a 21-valve, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 483 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, which is less than the output offered in the P4/5 by Pininfarina’s 660-horsepower and 484-pound-feet rating. The P4/5 Competizione is equipped with a sport suspension system with double wishbones in the front and rear, and stabilizers in the front and rear shocks.

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Video: Ferrari P4/5 Pininfarina Leads the 24 Hours of LeMons

Video: Ferrari P4/5 Pininfarina Leads the 24 Hours of LeMons

The 24 Hours of LeMons is finally upon us. Well, it’s actually been quietly crossing the nation since it kicked off on March 16th at Carolina Motorsports Park, but this is the first cool thing we have seen from it thus far.

One of the key rules of the LeMons circuit is that the car must not cost you more than $500 total, which includes buying and fixing your heap-of-choice – sans safety stuff, of course. Well, the last thing you would ever expect to see in this group of barely running rust buckets is a Ferrari P4/5, right?

Well, get that irony train rolling, as that is exactly what was there. No, no one managed to bamboozle some rich dude into selling a P4/5 for $500; this was just Jim Glickenhaus heading up the field at the Monticello, New York race that took place on April 6th and 7th.

You can check out the above video, which is shot from the pace truck, to see this $4 million one-off prancing horse leading a pack of rundown jalopies. As an added bonus, if you watch the whole video, you also get to see the pace truck haul the first casualty – a mid-1980s Dodge Charger – of off the track.

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Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Sound Check

Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Sound Check

Our favorite Youtube user, Marchettino has done us a very big surprise today: he managed to shot an incredible video of the Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 Competizione. The video has been shot at the Pistenclub trackday event at Imola, where the car was taken for some testings during the day.

The video will show the car in from many different points of the track and you will have the chance to enjoy the spectacular sound of its V8 engine. So, turn up the volume really high!

And, just as a reminder, the P4/5 Competizione is based on a Ferrari 430 Scuderia and is powered by a V8 drivetrain of an F430 GT2 ALMS racing car. This engine delivers a total of 500 HP. Also, you will probably know that the racing team behind James Glickenhaus is now working on a new Ferrari LMP1 Race Car that will be featuring a KERS system brought by Magneti Marelli.

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2014 Ferrari LMP1 Race Car

2014 Ferrari LMP1 Race Car

The racing team behind James Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 Competizione has an eye on building an actual alternative fuel Ferrari LMP1 race car. How serious are these guys?

Apparently, serious enough to actually release a number of teaser images on what the race car is going to look like. With the success the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione had at the Nurburgring earlier this year - it broke the 599XX Evo’s lap time around the ’Ring, making it the fastest Ferrari to blaze around the track - and the fiery burning session it had later on, the team still managed to take 1st place in the Alternative Energy Class in the 2012 24 Hours of Nürburgring.

With the taste of success still fresh, the team is looking at the possibility of building a new alternative fuel LMP1 race car, only this time, it’s got its eyes set on the series’ top dog, the Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro.

“We’re considering various possibilities for 2013 and 2014," the team said in a statement. "The LMP1 rules for 2014 are very suited to an Alternate Energy Car and we’re exploring the possibility of building and racing P 4/5 LMP in 2014.”

While no official details surrounding the car have been released, these teaser photos appear to be more than just a pipe dream for these guys. The cost will most likely be more than just an arm and a leg, but success comes with a true price - literally and figuratively - and the team behind the P4/5 Competizione appears to be willing to pay it.

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Video: Go behind-the-scenes of a Ferrari P4/5 Competizione photoshoot

Video: Go behind-the-scenes of a Ferrari P4/5 Competizione photoshoot

The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione created by James Glickenhaus has already proven to be an extremely successful racer. Recently, it became the fastest Ferrari to have ever lapped the Nordschleife even though the brand behind its recognizable name played no part in developing it.

Despite the fact that the P4/5 Competizione went up in flames during the 2012 24 Hours of Nurburgring, it’s since been repaired and the following video captures some behind-the-scenes action of the car whilst a photoshoot was taking place.

Even though the official pictures taken by automotive photographer, Piotr Degler Jablonski have yet to be released, the following video gives us a good indication of how the photos will look. Hopefully, they’ll come our way in the following weeks where we’ll be sure to share with the full gallery if Jablonski allows us, and if indeed the gallery is released to the public.

In the meantime, check out the video and whilst doing so, keep in mind that the P4/5 Competizione ‘only’ pumps out 563 HP from its 430 Scuderia sourced 4.3-liter V8 engine, which makes its racing successes all the more impressive.

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The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione is on Fire at Nurburgring... Literally

The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione is on Fire at Nurburgring... Literally

A few weeks ago, we let you know that the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione became the hottest thing to lap the Nürburgring, as it crushed the old Ferrari record around the Ring by over 7 seconds. Well, the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione was again the hottest thing on four wheels on the Ring, but this time in the literal sense. Yup, while in the pits at the Nürburgring, a small amount of fuel hit the red hot engine and… Well, you can fill in the blanks.

Needless to say, the rear end of the Ferrari became quite the fireball, thanks to racing fuel meeting the freshly raced engine. Fortunately, the picture of the fire makes it look a lot worse than it actually was, as the team was able to douse the fire and get the car back onto the track. We guess that all part of the typical pit crew day, huh?

What’s even more impressive is following this fire, the team managed to regroup and end up taking 1st place in the Alternative Energy Class in the 2012 24 hours of Nürburgring, which it entered as a hybrid, and 12th overall. Good job to the team for their racing and fire-fighting abilities!

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P4/5 Competizione becomes the fastest Ferrari ever to lap Nurburgring

James Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 Competizione just proved one more time has just proven yet again what a fantastic machine it is. 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.

As most people already know, the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione was built on a Ferrari 430 Scuderia and, for this year’s 24 hours of Nürburgring, combined a hybrid drive system with a 4.0L V8 engine. This new hybrid system is very similar to the KERS system used in Formula 1 cars and added an extra 80 HP to the car’s total output, leaving it with an impressive 563 HP.

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Ferrari P4/5 Competizione May Go Hybrid

It has been quite some time since we last heard anything about the amazing Ferrari P4/5 Competizione, but today rumors took root on the web that piqued our interest. According to RacingWorld.de, the supercar will be making another appearance at this year’s 24 hours of Nürburgring, but this time, it will combine a hybrid drive system with a 4.0L V8 engine.

At this point, there aren’t many details available, but it is believed that the V8 engine will be assisted by a Magneti Marelli electric motor that will add another 80 HP. If it is being matched up with the V8 from the one and only P4/5 Competizione, then we’re looking at 563 HP. This change will improve the car’s lap time by about six seconds. In fact, this new hybrid system is very similar to the KERS system used in the Toro Rosso and Red Bull Formula 1 cars.

Whether or not this engine modification will be combined with exterior upgrades is yet unknown, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears open. Stay tuned!

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Ferrari P4/5 Competizione will receive an upgrade

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione will receive an upgrade

James Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 Competizione is one of the most impressive racing cars of the moment, taking the lead at this year’s 24 hours of Nurburgring. However, what we thought was going to be a sliver of racing history may be turning into something more. The P4/5 Competizione is preparing to receive an update for the next racing year, something a bit unconventional for a one-off model.

The current model is built on a Ferrari 430 Scuderia base and uses a custom-built Ferrari F136 DOHC V8 engine that delivers a total of 483 HP and 343 pound-feet of torque. All we have on the updated model at the moment are these computer generated images, but it is believed that the next P4/5 will receive modifications to the engine for better air flow and a decrease in pressure. There will also be updates made to the cornering stability. but the dark carbon black color scheme will be maintained.

We’ll dig around a bit more and provide more details as soon as we have them!

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2011 Ferrari P4/5 Competizione

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.

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Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione At Villa d'Este

Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione At Villa d’Este

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!

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Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione making final preps before Nurburgring

Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione making final preps before Nurburgring

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.

Check out more of the vids after the jump.

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Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione meets the Nurburgring

Video: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione meets 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.

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Video: James Glickenhaus' Ferrari P4/5 Competizione undergoes night testing

Video: James Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 Competizione undergoes night testing

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!

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Video: Mika Salo driving the P4/5 Competizione

Video: Mika Salo driving the P4/5 Competizione

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?

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