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The 15 Most Expensive Ferraris Ever Built

5th January 2018 // By Elite Traveler

$4 million 2006 P4/5 2006

Ferrari-p4-5-2006 - the most expensive ferraris ever built

Officially known as the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina, the P4/5 Competizone is a bespoke one-off designed by Pininfarina for film director and stock exchange magnate James Glickenhaus.

The car began life as an Enzo Ferrari but Glickenhaus preferred the style of Ferrari’s 1960s P Series race cars, and Pininfarina redesigned accordingly. Officially presented to the public in August 2006 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance, the P4/5 Competizone cost Glickenhaus $4m. It can accelerate from 0-60mph in three seconds and has a top speed of 217mph.

So how does one convince Ferrari to produce a tailor-made car? In fact, one doesn’t. It was Pininfarina who first approached Glickenhaus, asking if he would be interested in commissioning a one-off. Glickenhaus described his ideal car as a “modern Ferrari P,” along the lines of his own 1967 Ferrari 330 P3/4. He promptly bought the last unsold Enzo Ferrari and asked Pininfarina if they could reinvent it as something entirely new, yet drawing inspiration from the P Series. They set to work. Over 200 components were designed especially for the car, while most components, including the engine and drivetrain were modified from the original Enzo Ferrari. Glickenhaus was pleased with the result, and Pininfarina has since expressed interest in designing more unique cars. High rollers take note.