Short, back and slides: the New Stratos
Jeremy recently called it one of the greatest cars ever made. And now it’s back. Be afraid
Posted: 02 Feb 2011
But it was the Glickenhaus car that really kick-started this fascinating new micro-trend. Ferrari was reportedly rather miffed that its long-standing professional partner, Pininfarina, had taken on this business, despite the unbelievable quality of its execution. The fact that it was an Enzo-based car that was arguably easier on the eye than the Enzo itself, may also have hurt a little. It wasn't long before Ferrari opened its own Special Projects division, no doubt in pursuit of another luscious revenue stream. Ferrari's bespoke projects - an F430-based car and the 599-based P540 Superfast Aperta - have demonstrated just how quixotic the tastes of the well-heeled can be.