• Mar 28, 2011
2011 P4/5 Competizione – Click above for high-res image gallery

James Glickenhaus's P4/5 Competizione made its debut at the Nürburgring this weekend ahead of the actual running of the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The test sessions reportedly went well and got as much hype and attention (yep, we're guilty as charged...) as anything Glickenhaus's now-famous racer does.

The P4/5 Competizione looked right at home on the track, though tests were cut short after a red flag limited driver Luca Cappellari to one lap. Mika Salo got plenty of seat time though, and the car looks just about ready for competition.

There aren't any concrete lap times yet, but best guesses are in the 8:30 range, which would put the P4/5 Competizione right where it needs to be. Click past the jump for videos from the test weekend, and be sure to check out the latest set of images of the exquisitely beautiful showpiece below.



[Source: P4/5 Competizione Images: P4/5 Competizione]









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      • 3 Years Ago
      Thanks for the interest. The car will run in the 24-hours nudo as the Italians say, or in carbon fiber, unpainted except for decals and numbers required by the race.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The guy in the second video who won't stop yelling and has no idea how to pronounce even someone's name makes me want to stab my ears out. Chill out old man, and learn how to actually say nürburgring.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Huh? I can't hear anything other than Italian v8 in the 2nd video...
      • 3 Years Ago
      yes.. but that's actually a different course also... the 24 hour course uses more of the F1 track then the other VLN races.. So you cant compare those times either... A 8:30 on the course this past weekend is a bit off pace... but that's expected for a new car... This car isn't a overall contender anyways though...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Also, for any fans that would like to support a great charity, and get a chance to win a ride in the original Ferrari P 4/5 by Pininfarina, Jim Glickenhaus is teaming up with a great non profit to run a charity fundraising raffle and open shop event. Other prizes include a day of driving and racing instruction at a private race track, a helicopter tour of NYC for two, and others.

      For details go here http://www.scuderiacg.com/raffle/raffle.pdf

      To purchase tickets go here http://the-possibility-project.org/get-involved/raffle/

      Thanks for your support.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ah that makes sense, I was gonna say that if a 335i could keep up with one of those then I don't feel so bad =)
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dunno if i'm missing anything, but isnt your current posted estimate of 8:30 range a bit slow? I mean a factory built c63 does it in 8:13. If the guesses are around the 7:30 mark that'd be more in line with a car of this caliber in my opinion.
        • 3 Years Ago
        your missing something... VLN races including the 24 hour run part of the F1 track and the full north loop..... You cant compare to the "Nurburging times".. which isn't even a full lap of the "north loop".....
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ah that makes sense thanks :)
        • 3 Years Ago
        They are using the nurburgring 24 hour layout. Which is different from just the nordshliefe.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The pole sitting Audi R8 last year ran an 8:24.7... Not bad considering this is their first run on the track and are probably still working on the suspension/tuning setup.

      • 3 Years Ago
      Even at 8:30 its going to have a hard time since some of its direct competition is in the mid 8:20's.
      • 3 Years Ago
      it doesn't sound very electric. they wouldn't try to pass of a primitive gas car as a supercar here in 2011 would they? surely they know oil is running out, surely they know it pollutes the world and kills people. right?
      surely they know that electric drive can be so much quicker than this guidomobile..
        • 3 Years Ago
        John, that's like a brick layer calling Einstein ignorant of physics.
        and I'm not talking about a 'typical electric car' same as the Ferrari is not a typical Yugo.

        I'm pretty sure the Tesla Roadster can lap the ring at max speed on a single charge. I'm guessing it will do about 4, maybe more.

        but your foolishness aside, I'm not actually sure a Tesla has ever been taken to the ring. someone should definitely do that.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Once again, you reveal your ignorance.

        You realize that the typical electric car wold be lucky to complete a single lap at the speed the P4/5 did, right?

        Competition racing spends a lot of time at speeds far above that what most EVs can handle without exhausting their battery pack, reaching top speeds far higher than what they can muster, much less sustain for a full 8 or 9 minute "hot" lap.

        Go back to ABG where your foolishness has a smaller audience.

        Come back when one of your beloved EVs can finish the 'ring at speed, much less turn a sub 9-minute racing lap.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know, didn't seem like he was going that hard at it, lot's of short shifting too. I'm sure it will be more than capable when the time comes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any idea what the livery colors will be for the car in the 24-hours of Nürburgring?

      It will be interesting to see if a F458 Italia run successfully in the Sebring 12-hours, all things considered, will appear also in the 24-hours against the P4/5.

      • 3 Years Ago
      If you check the time tags for Youtube, it should be in the 7:24 range. That's from the normal start for the circuit and kinda fudging the numbers for the end. That seems about right.
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