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The P4/5 was meant as a homage to racing Ferraris of the 1960s, so Glickenhaus soon wanted to see his creation in competition. Rather than race his one-off (and high-dollar) supercar, Glickenhaus commissioned the creation of the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione, based around the more common Ferrari F430 Scuderia mechanicals.
The results were less than encouraging, and ultimately led to a falling out between Glickenhaus’ company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG), and Ferrari. His goal of creating a car to enter Le Mans is still on the table, though a race-ready Le Mans prototype (likely without Ferrari power) is not expected from SCG before 2014.
Now comes word from Ferrari Chat, via Autoblog.nl, that SCG has another project on the table, in addition to the potential Le Mans campaign. Dubbed the P33, the new road-legal car (Glickenhaus’ first since the P4/5) will reportedly be revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Plans call for a car that’s both smaller and lighter than the P4/5, with a tub and body of carbon fiber to keep curb weight below 1,600 pounds. Power will come from a twin-turbo V-6, said to be good for some 500 horsepower.
The car will boast a “three wing” design, with the trio of airfoils being worked into the car’s ultimate shape. The swing-forward doors and cockpit are said to be inspired by the futuristic Ferrari 512 S Modulo concept, though it isn’t clear if the P33’s roof will move with the doors, too.
It’s not yet clear if Pininfarina will reprise its role as the designer of the P33’s body, and it’s equally unclear which manufacturer will supply the engine. Like the original P4/5, the P33 won’t be put into production despite numerous offers from interested buyers.
We’re sure that more details will emerge long before the March 2015 Geneva Auto Show.