'Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina' was one of last year's most
sensational new arrivals on the rather crowded supercar
scene and a huge draw with the public wherever it went, and
it's Goodwood Festival of Speed debut over the weekend was
to be no different a proposition. Whether it was lurking in
the canvas covered shadows of the Sunday Times Super
Paddock, burbling along the track access roads, or racing up
the 'Hill' it was always the focus of a battery of camera
from the famous Italian design house by American Ferrari
collector Jim Glickenhaus, who was at Goodwood over the
weekend along with Salvatore Barone, who looks after his
impressive car collection, and Pininfarina engineer Paolo
Barone, the Ferrari P4/5, is based around the Enzo floorpan
and mechanicals and seeks to draw design inspiration from
the historic Ferrari 330 P4. No expense was spared during
the project and no compromise considered; the result is a
truly unique supercar which is officially recognised by
The P4/5 made
its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in
California last August before being shipped over to France
the very next month where it took pride of place on the
Pininfarina stand at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.
Since then it has made several high-profile appearances
around Europe as Jim firmly believes in using each car in
his collection on a daily basis.
last caught up with Jim and the P4/5 in the glorious
surroundings of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este back in
April, and in the intervening period since he and the car
have both had a busy schedule, it now has 4,000 miles on the
clock, the high point being taking part in the XIX Giro d'
Sicilia Targa Florio (3-11 June). At Goodwood the P4/5 was
still carrying its Targa number decals (#118). "The Targa
was amazing," says Jim, "we did 800 miles, it has 900 turns
and the original Targa course was unbelievable.
Ferrari P4/5 owner Jim Glickenhaus was at Goodwood
over the weekend along with Salvatore Barone, who
looks after his impressive car collection, and
Pininfarina engineer Paolo Barone.
The one-off Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina was one of
last year's most sensational new arrivals on the
supercar scene and a huge draw wherever it went and
it's Goodwood debut at the weekend was to be no
"But it's also magnificent to drive a modern car," he
continues, "you sit there, the air conditioning is keeping
you cool, you're listening to the 'Good, Bad and the Ugly'
soundtrack on your iPod, what's not to like?" The Sicilian
roads are notorious for their poor conditions but the the
P4/5 easily coped with the difficult surfaces and ran
faultlessly, "We did nothing, we didn't even add a quart of
oil in it," says Jim, "we did literally nothing, and we ran
some really hard miles on it."
the week-long Targa appearance the P4/5 had a very important
appointment to keep on the way down to Southern Italian
island. "After Villa d'Este we drove down to Maranello, had
lunch with Jean Todt, we had a wonderful time, and it was
great to take it to the people in the factory who loved it."
Created at Pininfarina's facility in Turin, this was the
first visit of the P4/5 to the fabled Maranello home of the
'Prancing Horse' brand.
The P4/5 is a
truly distinctive supercar, its slippery lines a hit
wherever it goes, and Jim is clearly satisfied with the way
the project has turned out. "The thing about it is that when
people see it is that it brings a smile to people's faces,"
he says, "The one thing that I think Pininfarina really
accomplished is that while it does have a touch of the old
days in it, it really does stand on its own, its not a
replica P4. Sal spent months at Pininfarina as we got it
right." Following a scheduled service post-Goodwood the P4/5
will be returning to the US where Jim expects to drive it on
a more regular basis.