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The P4/5
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We love the automotive aftermarket, but compared to James Glickenhaus we’re pretty lame with our little mods and custom touches.

If you’ve been following his exploits on his website or his Facebook page, then you know about his project to improve upon Ferrari with his P4/5 Competizione (which at one point had an approved Ferrari badge that was later removed upon request).

This one-of-a-kind “Ferrari” finished first in its class at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and could’ve been the most expensive car on the planet if Glickenhaus had taken the $40-million offer to sell it to a Saudi royal family member.

Watch the Bloomberg profile about a true car guy. Amazing what you can do with unparalleled passion and a very large bank account.

Boy, we wish we had his bank account!

The rough ridin’ 15-minute spot also follows Glickenhaus’ transformation from film director to money manager — and eventually to Ferrari collector and the great mind behind the P4/5.

Read more full coverage from Bloomberg below:

Bloomberg Takes a Ride With James Glickenhaus in the P4/5

Handout photo from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

The company that tries to do no harm even as it tries to do it all has made great progress on a self-driving car.

It even drives some Google employees to work. And California is set to legalize these autonomous autos.

The only real hurdle appears to be — you guessed it, cost! As in hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more than those uber-rich guys that you’re super-jealous of pay for a Ferrari).

So … apparently your robot-driven car of the future is gonna cost you a pretty penny.

The array of sensor technology needed for the cars to work costs about $250,000 dollars, according to The Business Insider. That’s just the technology, if you toss in the price of the Lexus RX45oh cars, which the search giant is modifying to fit the need, and throw in a few custom components — you’re suddenly looking at a car that’s running you well more than $300,000!

This is the part where you ask yourself, how badly do you want that car? If it’s worth any opportunity cost, better start saving up now and get it before they add MORE high-tech expenses! I mean it’s already more expensive than a Ferrari, get it while you got a chance!

That said, maybe the driverless car will debut like any other trendy high-tech item on the open market, and the price will fall down to levels that average drivers can even begin to afford over time.

Read more about the driverless machine that will leave you penniless from The Business Insider below:

Google’s Self-Driving Cars May Cost More Than A Ferrari (GOOG)

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe, similar to one shown at Pebble Beach.
Credit: Wikipedia.

Anyone who was fortunate enough to attend the car show and auction held at Pebble Beach was not only able to admire all the cars, but could potentially own one of them!

It’s only at Pebble Beach where you would find so many Bugattis sitting side by side. Plus a throng of Ferraris, Porsches and various vintage cars.

Personally, our favorite may be the classic Mercedes Gullwing. But then again, in a collection of rides like this, we probably have more than a few that we favor. I mean, check out the photo gallery!

An event of this magnitude inspires the best and worst aspects of our car enthusiast personalities. We’re filled with equals amounts of admiration … and envy.

What cars will be at the next event?? The race is on!

Check out a massive spread of photos from Pebble Beach 2012 from Insideline.com below here:

2012 Pebble Beach Weekend Picture Gallery

The Ferrari P45
Credit: Wikipedia

What dream car would you buy if you won the lottery?

The editors at Edmunds’ Inside Line had a little fun fantasizing about what they would get for $100,000-plus. We like Executive Editor Michael Jordan’s answer best: A Ford Focus ST! But that’s because we could afford one.

See how he justifies his answer in detail. (But smart-alecky answers aside; we’d probably go with a Ferrari. Of course!)

The Aston Martin seems to be at the top of the contributors’ lists — clearly because they all have the fantasy of being James Bond — like contributor James Riswick said after giving a list of “I’d love to say’s” he ends with: “I’d love to say all that, and it’d be true, but really it’s because I’m a giant James Bond nerd.” … I’m sure the V12 engine in some of the models doesn’t hurt either.

Ron Montoya really wanted to splurge, choosing the 2012 Tesla Model S that clocks in at $103,050 ($3,050 over budget!) Montoya said he could soften his breaking of the budget with a federal tax rebate of $7,500 after purchasing the car.

Check out the article on Insideline, and get jealous over all of the over-the-top luxury cars — I’m sure many of you will be saving your nickels and dimes for one these beauties.