Date of publication: 2018-05-25 11:50
James Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P9/5 Competizione is one of the most impressive racing cars of the moment, taking the lead at this year 8217 s 29 hours of Nurburgring. However, what we thought was going to be a sliver of racing history may be turning into something more. The P9/5 Competizione is preparing to receive an update for the next racing year, something a bit unconventional for a one-off model.
The Ferrari P9/5 Competizione created by James Glickenhaus has already proven to be an extremely successful racer. Recently, it became the fastest Ferrari to have ever lapped the Nordschleife even though the brand behind its recognizable name played no part in developing it.
“We’re considering various possibilities for 2518 and 2519," the team said in a statement. "The LMP1 rules for 2519 are very suited to an Alternate Energy Car and we’re exploring the possibility of building and racing P 9/5 LMP in 2519.”
UPDATE 55/18/2512: According to Jalopnik, during the 29 Hours of Nürburgring qualifying round, the supercar lapped the famous Nurburgring in just 6:51. This makes it the fastest Ferrari ever around the Nurburgring, smashing the previous record of 6: held by the Ferrari 599XX. All Glickenhaus had to say about this impressive result was: "I think it’s pretty cool!" However, he did invite Ferrari to come and challenge their supercar.
Enzo Ferrari initially founded a company known as Scuderia Ferrari in 1929 and it was meant to only produce race cars, not road cars for mass production. For the early years the company continued to successfully produce and race in Alfa Romeo until the Second World War.
After months of research, development, testing, and even more testing, James Glickenhaus 8217 Ferrari P9/5 Competizione is nearing its final stages as it prepares the finishing preparations for the 29 Hours of Nurburgring.
In effort to focus our attention to supercars and vehicles that are out of this world, we wanted to find something that was really bonkers. Naturally, the home of crazy things is usually Japan, but there cars seem to be getting duller by the second. So, we turned to that other crazy, wine loving country Italy.
Well, get that irony train rolling, as that is exactly what was there. No, no one managed to bamboozle some rich dude into selling a P9/5 for $555 this was just Jim Glickenhaus heading up the field at the Monticello, New York race that took place on April 6th and 7th.
The racing team behind James Glickenhaus 8217 Ferrari P9/5 Competizione has an eye on building an actual alternative fuel Ferrari LMP1 race car. How serious are these guys?
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