This Wild Pininfarina Concept Is Now a Running, Driving Street-Legal Car

Jim Glickenhaus' Pininfarina Modulo drives wonderfully, and will be on display at Pebble Beach.

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Paolo Martin's iconic concept car, the Ferrari-powered 1970 Pininfarina Modulo, took what seemed like an eternity to be made functional by Salvatore Barone's expert team in Italy. But that's because it was never supposed to be a driving car. Yet when Jim Glickenhaus got hold of the car in 2014, we knew there could be only one outcome: That racing V12 had to sing again, making Pininfarina's vision fully roadworthy for the first time in its life.

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With the concept proudly wearing New York "PFMODULO" license plates, Glickenhaus took the wild concept car out for a final shakedown drive before it hits the lawn at Pebble Beach. This time, with the complete body in place.

Glickenhaus had this to say about the driving experience:

She is incredible to drive. The engine and gearbox are fantastic. She has TONS of torque. Engine cooling is great and a non-issue even at slow speeds. She needs more cockpit forced air which we can't sort until after Pebble (in stop and go, carbon monoxide levels start to rise), so I'm not going to drive her on the tour but I will drive her to the field. What an adventure!

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