Michael Stoschek is a perfectionist, a driver of historic racing cars as well as a successful entrepreneur in the automotive industry.
For him, the development and the construction of a modern version of the glorious Lancia Stratos represented the fulfillment of a long-held dream.
Paolo Garella convinced Michael to embark in this adventure while at Pininfarina, where he was the head of the Special Projects Division.
When Paolo left the company, Michael wanted him to continue managing this project as his personal consultant.
In 2009 Jim Glickenhaus proposed Paolo Garella to develop and build a racing prototype derived from his Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina.
P4/5 Competizione was developed under Paolo Garella supervision, and in early 2011 the car was put on the road to Nurburgring, where it raced in the EXP class the 24h competition.
P4/5 Competizione finished second in its class, gaining a special award from the organizers as a new significant racing car concept, originated by a unique mix of passion and competence.
In the early 70s a young, visionary Peter Kalikow longed for an American Italian luxury coupé.
He started his adventure developing a bespoke chassis and commissioning to the Turin based coachbuilder Frua the design and development of the body.
Two complete cars and two chassis were built before the project was stopped.
In early 2011, Peter asked Paolo Garella to complete his original project, manufacturing and assembling the last two cars according to the original processes and techniques of the 70s.
In 2012, inspired by the advanced technology used in racing cars, Jim asked Paolo Garella to develop the original P4/5C concept into a hybrid machine.
P4/5 Competizione M was born.
The new car featured a Formula 1-style KERS system, and entered again the 24h race at the Nurburgring, finishing 12th overall, best result ever for a hybrid vehicle.
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