Sports cars, including F1 machines, are going hybrid these days as if there was a condition prevailing which enables the hybrid cars to win every competition. Statistically this may sound true, but nevertheless, the Pininfarina P4/5 Competizione is getting a hybrid power-train soon enough.
The Ferrari P4/5 is officially known as the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina and is a one-off sports car made by Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari but redesigned by Pininfarina for film director and stock exchange magnate James Glickenhaus.
The car was an Enzo Ferrari but the owner James Glickenhaus preferred the styling of Ferrari’s 1960s race cars, the P-Series.
The project cost Glickenhaus $4 million and was officially presented to the public in August 2006 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Everyone is familiar with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System these days and the additional hybrid power-train fit is expected to elevate the winning graph of the vehicle.
For winning a race, everything has to be optimal which includes the performance from the vehicle. It is because of this that sports cars are going hybrid these days so as to impart what we call unmatched performance.
Toyota unveiling its new TS030 Hybrid endurance prototype and Porsche packing a flywheel into the 911 GT3 R are all examples for the evolution that is happening to the sports car segment.