carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
10/16/12 5:01 p.m.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/15/glickenhaus-ferrari-p4-5-competizione-seen-and-heard-testing-at/

"The machine makes use of a 4.0-liter Ferrari-derived V8 engine good for around 500 horsepower, though a new KERS system developed by Magneti Marelli serves up a bit of additional thrust. Sounds like fun, but will it be good enough to tangle with the rest of the LMP1 class? "

Looks like some F1 goodies are coming downline to real world racing.

Cone_Junky
Cone_Junky Dork
10/16/12 5:02 p.m.

That is certainly eye candy

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
10/16/12 5:12 p.m.

Sounds nice too. Why do Ferrari V8s sound so much smoother than American V8s?

peter
peter HalfDork
10/16/12 5:16 p.m.
carguy123 wrote: Sounds nice too. Why do Ferrari V8s sound so much smoother than American V8s?

I believe the answer you're looking for is "flat-plane crank", but I honestly can't say why that makes a difference.

Wally
Wally UltimaDork
10/16/12 6:53 p.m.

I wish I had money to play with like that. I got to see his street version and it is a beautiful car

kevlarcorolla
kevlarcorolla Reader
10/16/12 6:56 p.m.

^^^^ No way thats a real pic,wouldn't call it eye candy regardless.

Wally
Wally UltimaDork
10/16/12 7:00 p.m.

It doesn't photograph as well as it looks. That Isn't my picture. I saw it driving on a road in Westchester, which made it even cooler.

LopRacer
LopRacer HalfDork
10/16/12 8:00 p.m.

The owner is a true car guy with a large check book. He has all manner of rare and awesome toys and he drives them regularly. use the google for James Glickenhaus and his wonderous toys.

ae86andkp61
ae86andkp61 Reader
10/17/12 1:12 a.m.

In reply to peter:

A cross-plane crank (typical for American V-8s) offers smooth power delivery by virtue of evenly spacing out the firing events. The downside is that the firing order jumps back and forth between the two banks of cylinders in a manner that makes pulse tuning in the exhaust difficult. A flat-plane crank runs like a pair of four cylinders, which is great for pulse tuning (hence the nice sound) and offers great potential volumetric efficiency and flow but has cylinders firing in pairs.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
10/17/12 8:00 a.m.
Wally wrote: It doesn't photograph as well as it looks. That Isn't my picture. I saw it driving on a road in Westchester, which made it even cooler.

You know there is only one of those

Conquest351
Conquest351 SuperDork
10/17/12 8:18 a.m.

Jim Glickenhaus is probably one of the coolest car guys out there. He's on my facebook and also on my Gmail Chat. I've talked with him a few times on there and he actually answered and talked to me like a real person. I know that sounds weird, but I would have figured he'd be snobby if he even talked to me. He sent me pics of his GT40 MkIV and his P4/5 before they started working on the P4/5C you see up there. He asked the people following the development what color they should paint the car, I was VERY adamant that the car remain naked exposed carbon fiber to show off the true craftsmanship of the car. A few people agreed with me and apparently so did Jim. He's on Ferrarichat and likes to talk with everyone and show off his cars, which he drives all the time. None of his cars are garage queens, they all get driven. I would bet that if I were in New York and he was home at the time, he'd allow me (or anyone for that matter) to come by and check out the garage. He's that kinda guy.

Wally
Wally UltimaDork
10/17/12 9:43 a.m.
GameboyRMH wrote:
Wally wrote: It doesn't photograph as well as it looks. That Isn't my picture. I saw it driving on a road in Westchester, which made it even cooler.

You know there is only one of those

That's why seeing it drive down the road like a regular car was so unexpected

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