I. Recapping Ferrari One-off Special Projects: Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina

Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina (Base: Enzo)

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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”

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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.

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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.

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And they didn’t end there..

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Glickenhaus wanted to race in the 24 Hours Nurburgring race, so P4/5 Competizione was newly developed.

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Ferrari P4/5 Competizione (Base: F430 Scuderia)

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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.

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In 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours Race under Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus team, P4/5 Competizione finished 2nd in experimental category E1-XP2 class, 39th overall.

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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.

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In the 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hours Race, this car won the EXP2 class, finishing 12th place overall.

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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.

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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;

Link; SCG 003 Project

 

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