Ferrari P4/5 Competizione on track
TG negotiates entry to the track where the racing version of a bespoke Enzo is being tested
Posted: 19 Apr 2011
As the driver's door arcs shut and Salo selects first gear, it's clear that the rest of it is Ferrari too. Well, sort of. It looks familiar yet unfamiliar at the same time, even to those in the know. This is the P4/5 Competizione, a car that channels the spirit of Ferrari's Sixties endurance racers, the P3/4 and 412P, cars that were as sensational to look at as their names were confusingly obtuse. This is the only P4/5C, in fact, a multi-million pound experiment, and the competition offspring of a celebrated 2006 one-off road car that reconnected Ferrari with its endurance-racing past while p*****g off Maranello mightily. Franciacorta is wreathed in fog, but as the revs swell, it's clear Salo isn't going to let a lack of forward vision hold him back.