• Nov 20, 2009
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5 Competizione - Click above for high-res image gallery

A few months ago, the internet started to rumble with rumors of a race car being built out of the incredible Pininfarina Ferrari 612 P4/5 that James Glickenhaus had commissioned at a staggering (but understandable) $4 million. A thread on Ferrari superforum FerrariChat.com put those rumors to rest -- Glickenhaus wasn't going to turn his P3/4 homage into a race car, he was going to build another car that he would take racing.

While the final product hasn't been revealed in full, the thread includes over 20 pages of Q&A between James and the rest of the F-Chat community giving several hints at what's to come. There are even several photo renderings depicting what the car might look like. What we do know is that this new P4/5 Competizione will not be Enzo/FXX/MC based -- it will be based on a Ferrari chassis and feature a Ferrari V8, with Glickenhaus saying that a V12 isn't practical because of fuel consumption.

Engineering has already begun on this dedicated racecar, which will hopefully get its maiden run at the Nürburgring 24 hour race next year. It will run in an open class that allows one-offs, as there are apparently no plans to homologate this retro-inspired racer. It's just Glick being Glick, building something for fun and bringing his teen memories of Ford vs. Ferrari back to life in endurance racing.

It could also be seen as a great opportunity for sponsors to get a ton of exposure. If the Competizione is anything like the road-going P4/5 in the publicity department, we'd say it's a safe bet you'll get a lot for your advertising dollars. We'll keep you posted as the car comes along, and we're already petitioning the higher-ups to include the Nürburgring 24 into our travel budget next year.



[Source: FerrariChat]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Not to be a stickler here but I believe his P4/5 is based on an Enzo and not a 612.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Indeed it's Enzo based, but the 612 designation applies to the car's 6-liter, 12-cylinder engine and not the Scaglietti 2+2.
      • 5 Years Ago
      James Glickenhaus very well might be the most respectable person in the world (in my book). The guy has so much going for him, yet he posts on FerrariChat as if he were some average guy. He's not the only one either - some of the FXX guys post pictures of their track days.

      I've killed too many hours sifting through that site...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Amen. He's a real class act.
      • 5 Years Ago
      612 does not appear in the name of the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It did appear in some of the early materials and still appears on the vehicle itself. The license plate reads "612 P4-5"
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sure these guys are tickled that their phone numbers and email are now public information
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome, in every way. I'll be looking forward to watching this run next year
        • 5 Years Ago
        Without a doubt one of the coolest stories I've read all year. God, why can't I be this wealthy?!?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see this on the track.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mr. Glickenhaus,

      If you are taking applications for best friends, please let me know where to apply. lol