January 15, 2011
Form over Function
The ProTo built Glickenhaus P4/5 Competizione rolled around a go kart track in Torino yesterday. Not the most exciting video, but the re engineered 430 is certainly stunning even with the hideous new yellow NY plates ( P 45 C ).
The P4/5c site proclaims: "Who: Jim Glickenhaus. What: P4/5 Competizione. Where: 24 hours of the Nürburgring. Why: because he wants to.", but like everything built with form ahead of function there are some compromises, check out how they have the roll cage, I can't imagine that's optimal for driver changes with a HANS device (unless it's hinged somehow).
ProTo is a Turin based joint venture between specialty racing component fabricator L.M. Gianetti , race car builders N. Technology and, I imagine, Glickenhaus.