EXCLUSIVE: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Build Report

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The racing version of Jim Glickenhaus's Ferrari P4/5 is currently under construction. The car, built from an F430 Scuderia and an F430 GT2 racing car, is set to compete in the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. Exclusive pictures below.


Glickenhaus's car, dubbed the Competizione, is being constructed on the chassis of a brand-new F430 Scuderia. It will incorporate the suspension and drivetrain of the F430 GT2 car seen here and wear a modified version of the body found on the original P4/5. Glickenhaus sent us these images this afternoon; we're not quite sure what they depict, but if we had to guess, we'd say something related to measurements and expensive labor.

Oh, one more thing: Wondering why a car bound for the racetrack is being built from a street machine and a purpose-built racer, instead of just the racer? It's because, once the car is finished, Glickenhaus wants to make the whole shebang street-legal. Which is a hundred kinds of excellent.

Side note: When was the last time you saw a doorless F430 Scuderia hung from the ceiling? Also, bare-assed flat-crank V-8 with enormous airbox: So good.



seems to me like a p4/5 body on a 430 is essentially a 458 Italia. save some coin Jim.