Ferrari P4/5C Hits The 'Ring

The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione, the one-off racer creation of wealthy Ferrari fan Jim Glickenhaus, has had its first run out on the Nurburgring.

The plucky independent outfit, which aims to take on the German big boys in the form of Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and Audi in the XP1 class at the Nurburgring 24 at the end of June, hit the Nordschleife for the first time last weekend.

By all accounts the test went well and, although driver Luca Cappellari's run was cut to one lap courtesy of a red flag, former F1 driver Mika Salo got a fair bit more bum-in-seat time with the Ferrari.

Well, we say Ferrari, but we shouldn't actually call it that. Because despite the fact that the car has been created from a mélange of a 430 Scuderia chassis and an F430 GT2 drivetrain, and despite the fact that it beutifully evokes the spirit of Ferrari's classic 1960s sports racers, it isn't an official Ferrari project. And Maranello doesn't approve of non-official Ferrari projects.

But whatever the folks over at the Prancing Horse think, we most certainly approve of the P4/5C. Take a look at the videos below and you'll see why.




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  • fatboy69 29 Mar 2011

    Outstanding 'in car' footage - that is 9 minutes of my life that i wont get back but what better way to spend 9 minutes on a Tusday morning?

    Just fantastic.

  • Jonathan Legard 29 Mar 2011

    Lovely thing, but not massively quick for a racing car. 7:23 RTG measured there - about what Nissan/Porsche would get with a standard GTR/GT2 road car.

  • Don1 29 Mar 2011

    Seems quite docile over the curbs as well...

  • Evo 29 Mar 2011

    Fantastic car and project, totally agree on the 9 inutes watching it go round the Ring though.

    For anyone who plays GT5 it makes you realise how accurate they got the track even down to all the track graffiti. Now it would be nice to have that car in the game smile

  • Howard1650 29 Mar 2011

    They do need to paint it.

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