Saturday, January 15, 2011

P4/5 Competizione is art in motion: a study in carbon fiber

Finally after much anticipation, the ProTo built Glickenhaus P4/5 Competizione got a chance to stretch its legs on a go-kart track in Torino yesterday. Personally I think the car is more of a study in art with its "form before function" design but I'm not complaining. Watching the build pics of this thing was like looking at porn. Never have I seen carbon fiber in such a beautiful setting.

The modified F430 is built by Jim Glickenhaus, a man with his own history of building his personal recreations of historical cars; obviously this car pulls its inspiration from the great Ferrari 330 P4.

It's set to run in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans under an American Flag, but as I said earlier, I feel a little skeptical because if you look at the roll-cage design, that's not exactly going to allow for speedy driver changes. 

More pics after the break.

Souce: P4/5Competizione Facebook

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