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James Glickenhaus just revealed more details on his next one-off supercar.
James Glickenhaus captured our attention with his extravagant Ferrari P4/5 race car and is now offering enthusiasts a chance to experience it first hand.
Teaming up with The Possibility Project, Glickenhaus is hosting an auction with some of the best prizes an automotive enthusiast can ask for. Be quick though, bidding closes on March 24th at 8:00 p.m. with all proceeds going to The Possibility Project.
Among the prizes that are being auctioned off, there are a pair of 24 Hours of Nürburgring experiences, one of which includes airfare for two, hotel, transport, and VIP all-access passes to the race. The lighter of the two packages and presumably cheaper, includes access to the race and testing sessions along with access to the P4/5C’s private VIP lounge, minus the airfare, hotel, and transportation.
Quite possibly the coolest of all the experiences being auctioned off is a chance to ride in the legendary P4/5C on the open road. As part of the deal you also get a personal tour of Glickenhaus’s collection of rare and antique cars.
The other two prizes are also at the Nürburgring but on VLN Endurance Championship test days with the P4/5C team. Those trips are on March 30-31 and April 27-28 and include two pit-access tickets for both days and VIP lounge access during the race.
Hit the source to start your bidding today, good luck!
[Source: The Possibility Project]
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
Noted automobile collector James Glickenhaus the first to take delivery
While Alfa Romeo seems to have put its U.S. expansion on hold, the company has decided to deliver on its promise to bring the stunning 8C Competizione to the U.S., delivering the first of 84 vehicles destined for the States to renowned auto collector James Glickenhaus.
Glickenhaus recently made headlines when he unveiled a one-off Ferrari Enzo-based Pininfarina P4/5. After purchasing the final Ferrari Enzo, Glickenhaus had it delivered to the Italian design Studio (responsible for many past Ferrari designs) and had them re-create the Enzo, taking inspiration from the 1967 Ferrari 330 P4.
The 8C was delivered to Glickenhaus at Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, CT, after which the excited new owner promptly took it out for a spin.
Limited to just 500 units the 8C Competizione is based on the same platform as the Ferrari California and Maserati GranTurismo and is powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 that makes 444hp at 7000 rpm and 354 ft-lbs of torque at 4750 rpm.
A convertible, or Spider, version of the 8C Competizione is already in production.
Official release after the jump: