First photos of the one-off
"Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina", a Ferrari Enzo restyled by
Pininfarina, which has been commissioned by US collector Jim
Glickenhaus and which was inspired by the famous Ferrari 330
P4 from the 1960s, have broken cover ahead of its scheduled
unveiling at Pebble Beach next month.
(two of which are from early in the project's life) reveal a
dramatic-looking car that fulfils the project's brief of
reinterpreting the 330 P4: the carbon-fibre bodywork clings
to its Enzo underpinnings
slipping upwards from its low nose and bulging impressively
around the four wheel arches. Cues drawn from the original
model include the deep air intakes slashed into the doors;
the low, narrow frontal air intake with smaller moulded
intakes located to either side; the rear lip spoiler that
chases round to the wheel arches, and two similar spoilers
on either side of the front air intake area; a deep radiator
air exit flowing out of the front bonnet and smaller brake
cooling exits behind the rear wheels; single round rear
lights (covered in the studio photo); and thick, chunky
5-spoke wheels that mimic the aggressive pattern of the
original car. A
feature though is the exits of the twin exhausts which flip
up above the rear spoiler and the slatted treatment to the
fully "street legal" (it has been built to US DOT/EPA
standards and the new components were crash tested via
computer for crumple and roll over ability)
supercar, which weighs 1,200kg,
is very closely based around the chassis and mechanicals of
the Ferrari Enzo, a car that is
the ultimate expression of F1 technology adapted for road
use, and a machine that pushed the
sportscar envelope forward.
Ferrari collector Jim Glickenhaus wanted to create a
sportscar that would reinterpret the famous Ferrari 300 P4
sportscar racer from the 1960s and he turned to design and
engineering firm Pininfarina, who created the Enzo model, to
bring his dream project to life.
and slightly wider than the Enzo
(mainly due to its special new wheels) on which it is based,
it has been totally designed by
Pininfarina with constant input from Glickenhaus, who
has been close to the project all the way from its
have not only helped me realise
my dream they've made me dare to
look forward," says Glickenhaus. Jason Castriota,
Pininfarina's Team Leader Design headed the design team, but
the project has received input from right across the firm,
including from Andrea Pininfarina himself. Castriota has
recently been responsible for the Ferrari 599GTB Fiorano as
well as two one-offs: the Maserati Birdcage 75th
and also the Ferrari 612 Kappa, another project created
specifically for a US collector.
According to Glickenhaus he met the
Pininfarina design team in March 2005 and by June had
signed a contract with the firm. The computer-generated
styling was finalised by last December after extensive wind
tunnel work was carried out, eventually with a full-scale
body being mocked-up over the rolling chassis of
Glickenhaus' existing Enzo (a
new US-specification model which was in fact purchased
specifically for this project).
This fully "street legal" but one-off supercar is
based around the chassis and mechanicals of the Ferrari Enzo,
a car that is the ultimate expression of F1
technology adapted for road use, and a machine that
pushed the sportscar envelope forward.
of the one-off Ferrari P4/5, a Ferrari Enzo restyled by
which has been commissioned by US collector Jim Glickenhaus
and which was inspired by the famous Ferrari 330 P4 from the
1960s, have broken cover ahead of its scheduled unveiling at
Pebble Beach next month.
The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina will make its public
debut at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concoursd'Elegance in California on 20th August, although further
details of this dramatic new project will officially be made
available by Pininfarina later this month.
of the project included scanning him into Pininfarina's
computers so the cockpit could be specifically designed for
his dimensions and requirements. The passenger area of the
cockpit was themed around a rally car co-driver's working
area with a PC incorporating satellite navigation, timing
GPS, MP3 etc.
accommodate the new body design many changes have been made
to the base Enzo model,
including redesigning the cooling system (the radiator is
now horizontally-mounted allowing for a much lower, sweeping
nosecone section), while modifications have been made to the
car's wiring harness,
specially-designed visually-grabbing alloy wheels (9.5J x 20 with 265/30 "run flat"
tyres at the front; 13J x 20 with 335/30 "run flat" tyres at
rear) and a new type of windscreen and cockpit door glass has been used.
Pininfarina have worked
tirelessly to improve and adapt many areas of the car and
innovate where possible, for example in the special new door
seals which are used and a new design of lifting door hinge.
The interior of the car has been "substantially redone".
The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina will make its public debut
at the prestigious setting of the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours
d'Elegance in California, which
is being held this year on 20th
August; although further details of the project will
officially be made available later this month. The car could
also be displayed outside during the Paris
Mondiale at the end of