Ferrari P4/5 Competizione: First LookS

As we reported earlier, the racing version of Jim Glickenhaus's wicked Ferrari P4/5 is currently under construction and set to compete in next year's 24-hours of the Nürburgring. Glickenhaus recently emailed us this rendering and a few key details.

If you've been following our exclusive coverage, you're probably aware that Glickenhaus's car, dubbed the Competizione, will incorporate the suspension and V-8 drivetrain of an F430 GT2 ALMS racing car under bodywork like that of his one-off, Pininfarina-built Ferrari Enzo. Because he plans to make it street-legal following the Nürburgring race, it's being built on the modified structure of an F430 Scuderia.

We don't know much about the current state of the project other than the fact that it appears to be progressing as planned, and that hanging an F430 from the ceiling is the best way to place it on a calibrated surface plate for measurement. If gossip is to be believed, the FIA has classed the P4/5 in the same experimental competition grouping as Porsche's upcoming 918 Spyder (?!) and current 911 Hybrid. Cue applause.