According to the timing sheets for the Nürburgring 24-Hour race, the now-hybridized P4/5 Competizione set a lap time of 6:51 during qualifying. That would make it faster than the "Production-Derived Sports Car" record of 6:58.16 set by the Ferrari 599XX in 2010, and the fastest Ferrari-powered vehicle to ever run the 'Ring.

In case you don't remember, the 700-horsepower 599XX was also a purpose-built, track-only racer driven by a test driver. On the other hand, we don't have specs on the P4/5 Competizione to compare, but that doesn't make the achievement itself any less impressive. The only car ahead of the P4/5 Competizione in the not-street-legal category is the Pagani Zonda R, which rocked a 6:47.50. Glickenhaus himself told Jalopnik he thought the feat was "pretty cool" and that Ferrari was welcome to challenge it.


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      Mike Laney
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure the Nurburgring 24 uses the combined Nordschleife and the GP circuit, so you can't really compare times.
      vedi123
      • 2 Years Ago
      so the quickest lap of a ferrari is worth a thread but who actually won the race is not?
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bad ass car, by the way and one of the very best retro-modern cars made. Too bad Ferrari lost their collective minds and refused to allow the Stratos.
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      What time sheet? The time sheet for the 24 hour race is based on the 25 km circuit that includes the GP track (using the shorter loop at the first turn after the front straight and from the GP track goes onto the North Loop (Nordschleife where the supposed record was being made). Here's the official result page: http://www.24h-rennen.de/Results-2012.114.0.html?&L=1 And at the bottom is the Qualifying result- please show how the time from the North Loop can be extracted to the quoted 6:51. I'm not calling it a lie but I'm interested to see how Autoblog is interpreting what's a completely different use of the track into another record on the Nordschleife. Perhaps if AB was interested in the race in the first place, there's no need to twist the story into something else.
      AC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just for reference, the official ADAC timing and scoring have the best lap time for the P4/5 as 8:32.585. Of course any fool knows the 24H course is not just the Nordschleife so this is at best an arbitrary calculation of an imaginary lap. How does this make it onto AB and Jalopnik without anyone at least minimal checking? FacePalm
      mrbucket777
      • 2 Years Ago
      The P4/5C M is also street legal unlike the Zonda R. Once Jim is done with racing it hes going to be driving it around the streets of NY.
        ticklmecho
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mrbucket777
        You are confusing the P4/5 with the P4/5 Competizione. The P4/5 was an Ferrari badged Enzo-based street legal car. The P4/5 Competizione (this car) is a full on race car based on an F430 race car that is NOT badged as a Ferrari and instead is badged as a Glickenhaus. Just to clarify things.
          Sam
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ticklmecho
          As Johnny said, the P4/5C is, actually, street legal. True, it's not officially a Ferrari (though the original P4/5 is classified as a coachbuilt Enzo), but it still wears its New York street plates - even during a race. Look in the gallery!
          johnnythemoney
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ticklmecho
          The P4/5 Competizione (and its evolution Competizione Modificata, same car) is actually a 430 Scuderia with a F430 GT2 drivetrain and it's still road legal. As stated above, once the dust settles, he is going to enjoying it on the road. Other than that you're correct, it's not a Ferrari in the official meaning of the word, and it's a different car compared to the V12 Enzo base P4/5.
          mrbucket777
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ticklmecho
          Nope, its a F430 Scuderia chassis with F430 GT2 parts and parts of his own design put on it. P4/5C M will be on the streets once its done with its racing career. Did you not notice the NY State license plate on the back of it? They don't issue those for cars without a VIN.
      James Glickenhaus
      • 2 Years Ago
      The time on "The Ring" that most compare times is of course shorter that the full lap we run during the 24 but we set up verifiable telemetry on that section and during our qualifying lap we did a 6:51 on "The Ring" with traffic on race tires not qualifying tires with HP restricted and ballast. In the race we made History by becoming the first Hybrid car ever to finish a 24 Hour Race came in First in Class, 12TH overall, and our result is part of an FIA World Championship which we are now leading in class 7. Could have been worse. Best
      Julle85
      • 2 Years Ago
      For me, isnt a real "Ferrari". But not bad lap for a "Ferrari" ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_P4/5_by_Pininfarina
      Hatzenbach
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog must have seen another race than me...
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      If we are shooting holes in the story based official times of production cars, for which there is no governing body that keep official times, for a production car, that you cannot buy, compared to another production car, the Ferrari 599XX which is not a production car, but is based on a production car, compared to a Zonda R, which is not a production car, that is based on a production car, but for some reason in this argument, suddenly stopped being a production car. What, I got lost, let me start over... If we are shooting holes....
      • 2 Years Ago
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      MKIV
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nah... I did a 6:37 on a 458. In GT-5 of course. :)
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