James Glickenhaus is turning his garage of dream cars into an auction house tomorrow night, selling off trips to join him and his team testing their one-off Ferrari P4/5 for the 24 Hours of Nürburgring race. We want to go to there.
As a self-styled tastemaker I strive to make hard judgments. Something is good or something is bad. Gray areas make for bad copy. Unfortunately, this coach-built Ferrari 456-based F-340 Competizione is a confusing mix of the enchanting and off-putting.
If you'll recall, Jim Glickenhaus's Ferrari P4/5 Competizione made its racing debut at this the Nürburgring 24 hour earlier this year. Since then, we've seen a few video clips, but this long-form video wrap of the event contains some never-before-seen racing footage. Jim, you've done it again.
Who cares how the other-half lives? The question is how's extreme one-percenter car-guy Jim Glickenhaus livin'? This video love-letter says it all (with ADULT LANGUAGE, kids). It's set at Villa d'Este, but watch for a teaser of the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione's debut at the Nürburgring 24 this weekend.
The 24 Hours of Nürburgring starts Saturday afternoon (sauerkraut time) and with the waving of the green flag comes with it the hopes of many Americans cheering on the P4/5 Competizione. Here's what the 'Ring looked like this morning.
The latest video from the P4/5 Competizione marketing project reveals the racer's creator Jim Glickenhaus has two new obsessions to go with his car fetish: Matt Hardigree and juice in a bag.
We showed you the first photographs of Jim Glickenhaus's one-off P4/5 on the track Friday. Now we have video. Watch, listen and drool as the Ferrari-based P4/5 makes a few laps. (Hat tip to Jim and horspowr1001!)
Jim Glickenhaus' amazing one-off Ferrari P4/5 Competizione's finally complete, on the track, and better looking than we could have ever imagined. And we spent a lot of time imagining it. First photos and test report below.
Like a young Jane Birkin slowly washing Serge Gainsbourg's Mustang, a 1967 412P without its clothes on is almost too sexy. (Hat tip to James for the correction!) [Facebook]
We're told the above image (and one more below) are work-in-progress renderings of Jim Glickenhaus's proposed Ferrari P4/5 Competizione. All we can say is... damn!
The Corvette-based limited edition SV 9 Competizione wants desperately to emulate an Alfa Romeo 8C Competzione with its carbon fibered re-skin. American V8 grunt mixed with Italian sensuality? How could it possibly go wrong?
This is what's known in the industry as the Halo effect. Believe it or not, Alfa Romeo aren't making the 8C Competizione because they lay awake at night dreaming about the color red combined with 450bhp V8s, but because their accountants spend all day figuring out what building such a vehicle will have on the sales of…
We already knew Fiat's Alfa Romeo was bringing the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione to the US and using the Maserati distribution network to do it. We'd also heard one option Fiat was discussing was creation of a new plant in Mexico to supply North America with volume models like the 159 sedan and upcoming Mi.To and 149…
Good news for the SPF-zero set. That concept version the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione sans top, shown at the Pebble Beach Concourse back in 2005, will debut in production for in 2009. That from Automotive News, which reported on a Wall Street preso in New York by Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. The coupe, which went on sale…