Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina (Base: Enzo)
In early 2005, Pininfarina approached James Glickenhaus, stock market tycoon and avid race car collector, to commission them to build a one-off special car based on Enzo Ferrari for $4 million. Glickenhaus agreed and wanted it to be the modern homage to Ferrari P race cars in the 60s, especially to his ’67 330 P3/4 race car, hence P4/5 was born.
And Luca di Montezemolo approved it to wear a Ferrari badge retaining the original Enzo’s VIN, along with the official name to be “Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina”
Designed by Jason Castriota, who later designed Maserati GranTurismo, under the design director Ken Okuyama, more than 200 new components were custom developed undergoing an extensive wind tunnel test.
With the same engine as Enzo, F140 B V12 5,998 cc 65° V12 making 660 hp and 658 Nm, and being 270 kg lighter than Enzo with carbon fiber composite frame and the whole exterior made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, 0-100 is 0.14 faster at 3 seconds flat, and top speed is 20 km/h faster, at 375 km/h, than Enzo Ferrari it’s based on.
And they didn’t end there..
Glickenhaus wanted to race in the 24 Hours Nurburgring race, so P4/5 Competizione was newly developed.
Ferrari P4/5 Competizione (Base: F430 Scuderia)
Based not on Enzo, but on F430 Scuderia, and built to FIA GT2 standards with suspension and drivetrain from F430 GT2 ALMS race car, P4/5 Competizione is powered by a custom built F136 DOHC 90° V8 3,997 cc engine makes 483 hp and 343 lb.ft.
In 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours Race under Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus team, P4/5 Competizione finished 2nd in experimental category E1-XP2 class, 39th overall.
Then for the 2012 season, the car added M – Modificata, with the adoption of F1 style KERS system, making the peak output to 563 hp.
This P4/5 Competizione M set a Nurburgring record for Ferrari powered vehicle, lapping it in 6:51, 7 seconds faster than Ferrari 599 FXX.
In the 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hours Race, this car won the EXP2 class, finishing 12th place overall.
This project has become the inspiration for Ferrari to form a department dedicated for developing one-offs in-house called Special Projects Programme since 2007.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus also didn’t end there, and they’ve developed and produced a new race car called SCG 003 with 800 hp 4.4 v8 on tap as a sequel to the previous two;