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With the first photos of the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione in full race livery hitting the net last week we now have video from the team’s first race.
The most exciting thing about watching the bespoke race car isn’t how it performs, however, but what happens when a Lexus LFA dive-bombs a corner on an unsuspecting Porsche driver.
Watch the video after the jump to see what happens. It’s all worth a watch but you’ll have to jump ahead to 8:15 to see the LFA.
Billionaire and Bruce Wayne archetype James Glickenhaus made headlines years ago with his bespoke Ferrari P4/5. And if gearheads weren’t already clamoring at his door in untamed jealousy, they might now: the Competizione is now race-ready, decked out in carbon fiber and a slew of sponsors.
Glickenhaus made plans for a racing edition back in 2009, starting with some Photoshopped entries. Over the course of the last year and a half it’s gone from a series of renders, to an actual mule, to a car that’s now had one race under its belt. Its next race is in Germany at the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring endurance. Eventually
And is Glickenhaus driving? No, he said back in 2009, “my driving in anger days are behind me.” He’s too busy spending his times as a crimefighting playboy instead.
GALLERY: Ferrari P4/5 Competizione
It’s not every day that you get to see a bespoke Ferrari emerge through the design process, but 2011′s Baller Of The Year James Glickenhaus (we just awarded him that title on the spot) has been kind enough to share photos of his custom made Ferrari race car with the interior, in what might be the most expensive “build thread” ever.
The latest batch of pictures show the car’s carbon fiber structure essentially complete, with some chassis components sitting in boxes, although the front brake rotors appear to be attached. With many of the car’s components coming from a cannibalized F430 Scuderia, this one-off should be a fearsome competitor when it takes on the 24 Hours of Nurburgring sometime next year.
Gallery: P 4/5 Competizione
Movie producer turned investor and serious car nut James Glickenhaus has just revealed the final renderings of what his P4/5 Competizione race car will look like. Set to compete at next year’s Nurburgring 24 Hour race, the car is a followup to his Ferrari Enzo-based P4/5 supercar that was designed by Pininfarina.
Based on the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, the car uses the suspension and V8 engine from the Ferrari F430 GT2 ALMS race car, suggesting that while track-capable, this car could potentially be driven on the street afterward.
There’s no word indication what class the car will compete in, but considering what it is, we expect it to challenge some other creative vehicles in an experimental class.
GALLERY: James Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Race Car