Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina

Special Cars 1 Aug 2006
Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina

The Ferrari P4/5 is a unique vehicle created by Pininfarina for the collector James Glickenhaus. Based on the Ferrari Enzo, it is insipred by the legendary 330 P4. It will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance.

From the official Press Release:

The Ferrari P4/5 is a one-off commissioned by James Glickenhaus, the American collector with a
yen for the legendary racing cars of the Sixties.

Ferrari P4/5 Design Sketch
Ferrari P4/5 Design Sketch


“This project” – comments Andrea Pininfarina, Pininfarina S.p.A. Chairman and CEO –
“represents an exciting challenge, i.e. trying to meet the Customer’s requests in the best way
possible without deteriorating the company’s approach based on stylishness and innovation”

Ferrari P4/5 Design Sketch
Ferrari P4/5 Design Sketch

The car has been designed, engineered and built entirely by Pininfarina, bringing to life
something that, just a few months earlier, was just a dream and creating a sort of symbiosis
between the customer and Pininfarina along the path leading to definition of this astonishing

Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5

Starting from a Ferrari Enzo, the aim was to produce a sole vehicle inspired by sport
racing cars with extreme vocations: not just a show-car but a vehicle to be enjoyed on the road.

Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
The Ferrari P4/5 during a road test

Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Andrea Pininfarina with the Ferrari P4/5

After freezing styling with various touch-ups to the initial sketches, the surfaces were defined
using CAS modeling, then moving on to actual construction and assembly.

More than 200
were specifically developed through constant interaction between styling and
design: from the bixenon lighting clusters specifically designed with an innovative system of
yellow and white leds to the alloy wheels – 20-inch aluminum – milled from the block up to and
including the aluminum and special steel in-sight hinges.

The sleek lines of the vehicle, characterized by a soft muscular touch, took shape on the body– made entirely of carbon fiber.

The tapered profile of the nose highlights both its aerodynamic
function and the car’s new look; the central body is dominated by the single-shell windscreen,
while the car is accessed via two butterfly type doors.

Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Images from the construction process of the Ferrari P4/5

The rear features powerful sides with the
embedded teardrop type transparent rear window which also acts as engine cover and from which ceramic-coated exhaust tips peep out, as on racing cars of the Sixties.

Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5

“The entire vehicle” – stresses Ken Okuyama, Director of Pininfarina Styling – “expresses elegance and fluidity
with the clear-cut, uncluttered lines that are typical of Pininfarina’s style.”

Considerable attention has been dedicated to aerodynamics with continuous testing at the
Pininfarina Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Research Center of Grugliasco (Turin, Italy) in
an effort to reach the highest levels of performance combined with perfect functionality of all the
appendices integrated in the body of the vehicle.

Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
The Ferrari P4/5 in the Wind Tunnel

Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
Andrea Pininfarina and James Glickenhaus
It is important to stress how re-styling was not restricted only to the outside of the car but
continued also when defining the interior, completely redesigned according to the customer’s

“Pininfarina has been a strong stakeholder on the automotive scene for many years, as
confirmed by the five new productions launched between the end of 2005 and 2006: Alfa Romeo
, Mitsubishi Colt CZC and Ford Focus CC for which we also followed up design and
development, and Alfa Romeo Brera and Volvo C70 which we also engineered.

“The Ferrari P4/5
by Pininfarina and the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti “K” by Pininfarina – built for Mr. Kalikow and
presented in April at Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance – give us a chance to demonstrate our
excellent creativity, making our know-how available to special customers in order to provide a
real personal experience that goes well beyond simply the possibility of designing their own car”
concludes Andrea Pininfarina.

(Source: Pininfarina)

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A ride with Jim Glickenhaus in his Ferrari P4/5 designed by Pininfarina.


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