On Video: P4/5 Competizione's Creator Talks


For most of us, creating our own racing car - and then driving it in one of the world's toughest and most famous endurance races - is a dream that's beyond the ken of even a £112m lottery win. But for Jim Glickenhaus that dream is a reality.

We've talked before of his project to build a racing version of his unique Pininfarina P4/5, the P 4/5 Competizione, and - well - this is the man himself taking about how he plans to create a 'privateer' Ferrari to challenge Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and Audi in their own backyard at the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours.


It's the first in a series of videos documenting the build of the new car, which has taken the innards of both an F430 GT2 racer and a road-going F430 Scuderia (to make the racer US road-legal once it's retired from competition, we're told).

More power to your elbow, Jim, for taking on Ze Germans - and we can't wait for part two.



 

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  • Godzilla 13 Oct 2010

    Love the existing car and his incredible collection, but what an appallingly self-indulgent and content-free video!
    Utter dross.

  • Rumblestripe 13 Oct 2010

    Yup, got bored halfway through. I like the look of the proposal and will follow developments as they happen but please more meat less gravy in the next vid. Ta.

  • Riggers 13 Oct 2010

    Godzilla said:
    Love the existing car and his incredible collection, but what an appallingly self-indulgent and content-free video!
    Utter dross.
    Hmmm... know what you're saying. Roll on part two please, Jim!

    But if you can't be self-indulgent with that kind of cash, when can you be??

  • Godzilla 13 Oct 2010

    Riggers said:
    Godzilla said:
    Love the existing car and his incredible collection, but what an appallingly self-indulgent and content-free video!
    Utter dross.
    Hmmm... know what you're saying. Roll on part two please, Jim!

    But if you can't be self-indulgent with that kind of cash, when can you be??
    I understand that, it is really just a home movie, but it seems mainly self-indulgent on the part of the video maker. He gets as much screen time as Mr Glickenhaus!

  • GTRene 13 Oct 2010

    wow, I wish I had such garage sealing where such cars are stored and could be dropped when needed biggrin

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