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    Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina

    Found this on the net:

    Could it be the world's ultimate supercar? Combining the skills of legendary design house Pininfarina with the pace of an Enzo, Ferrari's latest coupé is set to turn the performance car class on its head when it is unveiled this summer.

    Auto Express was granted exclusive access to the futuristic-looking machine, which was inspired by the famous P4 racer of the Sixties. Called the 612 P4/5, the two-seater has the Enzo's V12 engine and is based on a modified version of that car's carbon chassis.

    It will make its world debut on 20 August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California, and is estimated to have cost at least £2.6million to produce.

    Officially, the car is a one-off, but our Pininfarina source admitted that it's much more than simply a concept, as it has been cre-ated to explore the wilder side of the design firm's creativity, as well as Ferrari's future. To do that properly, it was essential to ensure the machine would be road legal.

    The P4/5 was sketched out by a team led by Ken Okuyama - the man behind last year's stunning Maserati Birdcage show car and Ferrari's upcoming 599 GTB Fiorano.

    An Enzo chassis is wrapped in the carbon bodywork, which incorporates a full roll cage. From behind the wheel, the windscreen, roof and rear of the cabin are all see-through. As a result, there's incredible visibility, and a fantastic sense of space.

    The nose is shorter and more aggressive than the Enzo's, while echoes of the classic P4 racer run from nose to tail. At the rear, underbody aerodynamics are clearly visible, and are designed to maintain stability at the predicted top speed of more than 220mph.

    Inside, the two-seater has been custom fitted to accommodate even the most demanding owners' needs, and there will be an assortment of hi-tech in-car entertainment for the passenger to play with. Power is kept at the V12 Enzo's original 660bhp, and the six-speed F1-style gearbox also remains unchanged.

    Because the curvy new body is said to perform better than the Enzo's in the wind tunnel, the P4/5's acceleration is claimed to be an improvement. What's more, the prototype weighs less than the Enzo's 1,365kg, so the custom-built machine is set to be one of the fastest cars on the planet.

    Getting to this point hasn't been easy, though. The first challenge was to find a donor vehicle. Only 399 Enzos were ever built, and a worldwide search turned up an unregistered 2003 model in Beverly Hills with an £800,000 price tag.

    Only once it had been bought could the designers start to create the P4/5's shape. The next phase has cost £1.8million so far, and it's still not finished... However, the car is due to hit the road shortly - and is sure to stop traffic when it does!
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    I read this in the magazine a couple of days ago. The car didn't look too bad IMO. If you can find pics it'd help
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    Article by Matt Davis.
    Hmmm, that name sounds familiar...

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    Any pics?

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    "Autocar has been given exclusive access..."

    "....will make its debut on August the 20th"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKipling
    "Autocar has been given exclusive access..."

    "....will make its debut on August the 20th"

    hmm, wait and see how many publications claim to have 'exclusive' access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLareN
    Article by Matt Davis.
    Hmmm, that name sounds familiar...
    Not me. Too bad.
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    If Ken Okuyama penned it as that article says...I prolly don't want to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalopnik.com said
    It seems the car is a one-off built for a prominent collector with a beaucoup of bucks, James Glickenhaus, who’s been talking about his latest acquisition on Ferrarichat.com. Like a modern-day Lorenzo di Medici, Glickenhaus commissioned Pininfarina to build the car, based on an Enzo chassis, for him to enter in the new prototype class of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
    they wont have pictures for awhile, i hope it looks awesome
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    Hmm....August 20th as the reveal date?

    I smell the next Anniversary model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1_Master
    Hmm....August 20th as the reveal date?

    I smell the next Anniversary model.
    your smelling something else, this is a one off custom for a rich guy

    and besides the "next enzo" wont come out till ten years is up aka 2013-ish
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    Ah, if it's a one-off then that's different.

    However, that is around the same time the F60 is expected to be talked about.
    And before someone says, NO, the Enzo is not the F60.
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    I found some exclusive PICS...
    Who knows how different it will look, but the original is ugly.

    One thing's for sure, they've gotten their money out of that chassis. This will be the fifth differnt coachwork applied to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyperl
    I found some exclusive PICS...
    Who knows how different it will look, but the original is ugly.
    No it isnt'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyperl
    I found some exclusive PICS...
    Who knows how different it will look, but the original is ugly.

    One thing's for sure, they've gotten their money out of that chassis. This will be the fifth differnt coachwork applied to it.
    It will look more like that than most of you realise.
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