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He hints they may create a very limited-edition street-going run of the sexy beast.
An awful lot of cars have made themselves famous while using just four tires. Formula 1 teams' tire total per race is around 140 - i.e. 35 sets of Pirellis.

With Jim Glickenhaus' featherweight Ferrari F430 GT2-based 470-horsepower P4/5 Competizione about to tackle the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring at the end of June in the new EXP1 class, the car's tire sponsor Pirelli is bringing, according to Glickenhaus, 800 tires along, using the occasion to test like mad whether it be daytime heat sets, night sets, wet sets, semi-slick sets, you name it.

As the P4/5 Competizione has proven itself durable so far, looks like it may last the whole 24 hours, being hampered perhaps only by the plethora of pit stops it'll be constrained to effect while Pirelli tests the various quartets of rubber.

Continue reading for more P4/5 Competizione news...

We're just glad that this remarkable piece of work exists at all.
Glickenhaus and his Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus are awaiting word from the racing authorities to let them (or not) have active aerodynamics incorporated in the rear wings and (perhaps) along the flanks to cover the big side intakes when not needed. According to Mr. Glickenhaus, "In the corners the car is remarkable with masses of downforce, but on the straights that same downforce makes it hit a wall so far as the speed it's capable of." He says that the car can go just under 8'30" on an all-out Nür-lap as is, and is capable of considerably faster times if changes are approved.

He hints that if this concession is not granted for the rest of this season and perhaps into the next, the people behind the project may pull it from competition and instead create a very limited-edition street-going run of the sexy beast.

Either way, we're just glad that types like Jim Glickenhaus are still out there and that this remarkable piece of work exists at all.


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      berto
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's nearly as many tires as commas used in the second paragraph/sentence of the article...
      J
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just under 8:30? For a full blown CF bodied race car?
      MeatLock
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this car not based on a Ferrari F430 Scuderia and not at F430 GT2?
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice looking car, unfortunately with a **** racing livery. Dont be lazy and paint the damn car glickenhaus! at least wrap it in some vinyl.
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not positive it will be competitive, but this car looks sooooo right. Then again, for a guy that obsessively watches rally, that front overhang looks a mile long.
      StegRacing@youtube
      • 3 Years Ago
      The original one made for Glickenhaus is beautiful. This naked version just doesn't do it for me. Looks like it was designed in the early 80's! Awesome car no doubt, but it were my money I would have kept drawing.. Looks so plain with the Zagato next to it..
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Enzo-based one is better looking. Still, it'll be nice to see this out there circling.
      delfinashley
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats really too much,oh man it sound like 800 tires are just a little bunch of cake ready to be eaten for testing purpose that whether they are durable or not.Really excellent.
      Alex Rodriguez MacFa
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is that red coupe a Ferrari??? Has the roof line and door handles of an Aston Martin but the tail light looks like a Ferrari maybe the FF???
        Jeff
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        Aston Martin Zagato on the left(first picture) and Renault Dezir on the right(second picture).
        Zheng Ming Xi
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        Looks like a Aston Martin Zagato Concept
      Jon Harney
      • 3 Years Ago
      It hasn't been a reliable car it retired from the last Vln race...
      kmrk
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have seen some of the work that was done on the original chassis in CT. and it is nothing short of remarkable. Jim Glickenhaus is a car "junkie" extraordinaire...... However, there are so many options available for super cars that the overall project is a bit perplexing although beautiful.....
      Thipps
      • 3 Years Ago
      I normally like the race cars better then the street cars because of the amazing liveries and exotic splitters and diffusers but this car just isnt doing it for me. Also i think the wheel gaps are far far to big for a race car. it needs hugging its wheels not hovering
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