P4/5C M returns to VLN with SCG for 2016

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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) has announced that it will race the latest specification of its unique P4/5 C M in the 2016 Nürburgring 24 Hours.

The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina was a one-off road car developed by Pininfarina in 2006, commissioned by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus owner James Glickenhaus. This was developed in to the Competizione version – the P4/5C – in four months from June to September 2010.

Built to GT2 regulations, the P4/5C derives its chassis from the 430 Scuderia with some components from the 430 GT2. It is powered by a four-liter V8 engine limited to 450bhp, and paired to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The SCG P4/5C made its Nürburgring 24 Hours debut in 2011 – with just two six-hour VLN races at the world famous racing track in Germany used as preparation – and immediately claimed a trophy for being the most significant new car at the race.

The team returned to the famous round-the-clock event in 2012 with an added boost: In the form of a Formula One-style KERS energy recovery and deployment system that increased power to 563bhp. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus finished 12th overall in the race and won the EXP2 class.

The 2016 version of the P4/5C M that will race at the Nürburgring next year in the EXP2 class has been designed and built by M.A.T. (Manifattura Automobili Torino): the same company that designed and built the striking SCG003C, which will also be racing at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Heading up M.A.T. is Italian engineer Paolo Garella, who developed the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina in his previous role as Special Project Manager at Pininfarina.

Once more, the cars will be run by Traum Motorsport: a team that was specifically created to run the official Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus entries in endurance racing. Traum Motorsport offers a full service to those wishing to drive the SCG003C as a private entrant, as well as other cars. This can range from basic on-track support to fully-fledged car and team management, depending on requirements.

“We’re extremely excited to be returning to the Nürburgring 24 Hours with what is a very special one-off car, alongside our spectacular SCG003C,” stated Jim Glickenhaus, team and car owner. “We’ve put a lot of energy into making sure the speed and consistency are easy to find within the car, and we’re hoping to accomplish even more in 2016 than we did last time. With both the P4/5C M and SCG003C represented at the world’s most demanding race, these are extremely exciting times for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus.”

M.A.T. director Paolo Garella added: “We have introduced a number of evolutions to the P4/5C M for 2016, based on the experience that we have accumulated over the years at the Nürburgring, together with Traum Motorsport. The result is a truly unique car that is even more effective than ever. It represents the perfect marriage between the fantastic tradition of one-off racing cars competing at Europe’s most legendary circuits, and ultra-modern technology thanks to its sophisticated hybrid system.”

As a warm-up for the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the P4/5C M will also contest selected rounds of next year’s VLN championship, which again takes place on the Nordschleife. Full details of the programme will be revealed in due course.

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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