Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Comes Home
  • Image Credit: P4/5 Competizione
The sexy Ferrari P4/5 Competizione, a cross between the lightweight F430 Scuderia and the race-only F430 GT2 with special Pininfarina bodywork, spent some time in Europe notching a few race victories. But it finally has made its way back to the US and into owner Jim Glickenhaus' collection, where it met its sister car and inspiration, the original P4/5.

During its short-but-sweet two-year racing campaign, it competed in just two races but left a big impact. We'd call any lap of the Nürburgring that's under seven minutes a victory, but, with the help of a hybrid drivetrain, the P4/5C qualified for the 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hours with a lap of 6:51. That's faster than any Ferrari-powered vehicle has ever gone around the 'Ring. The car then went on to win the EXP-1 class (for experimental vehicles), for a World Championship, and finished the race 12th overall in a field of 170 cars. Not bad at all.

For those who haven't kept up on the P4/5C, the hybrid powertrain was introduced to the one-off racecar for 2012 after it had attempted the Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2011 with negligible results. A Ferrari 4.0-liter V8 was joined by a Formula One-style Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), good for a combined 563 horsepower.

Scroll down to watch the P4/5C return to its home in the US and meet the road car that inspired it in a day's worth of video compressed into four-and-a-half minutes.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 12 Comments
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stunning car... miles better looking than the F12
        _M7_
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tool0117
        I dont know if milles than F12, they are diferent but better looking than enzo, 430 and that thing called la ferrari....OF COURSE :)
      James Glickenhaus
      • 1 Year Ago
      Grumpy? Moi? Mai's Non. I'm VERY happy and realize just how lucky I am to be able to do what I Love doing. Cheers
        wonky donky.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @James Glickenhaus
        Smile. Even once, in one of your vids. I DEFY YOU TO DO SO, SIR!!!! GOOD DAY! ;P
        Albert Wong
        • 1 Year Ago
        @James Glickenhaus
        I noticed a MINI Cooper (black with red roof) parked outside in the video (2:56 - 3:10). Would that happen to be one of your cars too?
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gorgeous!
        RetrogradE
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        Wow, my post wasn't deleted. I guess positive comments stick around, but snarky or negative comments are banned. Good work, AB.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      ilovepartygirls
      • 1 Year Ago
      not christian but dug the music lol
      AcidTonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      6:51 around the ring is sweet...... Man a few years ago I was glad to see my 4 door running 8:11s, then 7:45's. Compared to 6:51 however that's an eternity. Now I want something with even more performance.....
      btulliani
      • 1 Year Ago
      Top 5 of the most beautiful cars EVER penned ! Chapeau monsieur........tres belle automobile!!!
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, my comment from earlier disappeared. Well, looking around the Glickenhaus werks, you can see all those shiny cars and the new sinister racecar-in-a-box, but I have something even fancier than Jim does. Yup, I do, ready? Ready? My shop has the same Hyster forklift, but mine has the cab doors on it. Whoever invented cab doors on the forklift deserves the Nobel prize. Cool toys, Jim.