Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) has finally taken the veil off its first production hypercar that could be driven on public roads, way ahead of its planned global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2017.
This will be another dream came true for James Glickenhaus, an American movie producer and car collector who is famed for his exquisite taste for autos. He had commissioned Pininfarina to restyle his Ferrari Enzo into the P4/5 and even went on commission Manifattura Automobili Torino to build his own racing car in 2015, the SCG003C (Competizione).
Launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the SCG003C is powered by a Honda 3.5 liter twin turbocharged V6 engine that provides up to 530 bhp of output at 6,800 rpm and up to 516 lb. ft. of torque at 4500 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed Hewland Gearbox. Its body is underpinned by a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and boasts of curb weight of less than 1,200 kilograms (2,600 lbs).
The new SCG003S will be basically different from the SCG003C, although it borrows a number of design cues and performance attributes. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus pictures the SCG003S as a road-going hypercar that boasts of near-Formula 1 power with exceptional levels of handling. Since it is built for the road, the SCG003S (S for Stradale) will have performance attributes that are toned down, albeit slightly, compared to the SCG003C.
As planned, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus equipped the SCG003S with a powerful engine – a 4.4-liter V8 powerplant – that could provide an astonishing 750 hp (559 kilowatts) of output. This engine -- along with hypercar’s superior aerodynamic design and lightweight body underpinned by a carbon fiber monocoque chassis – is powerful enough to make the new SCG003S sprint from nil to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than three seconds.
According to Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, the new SCG003S will be “the fastest cornering car on sale,” thanks to its lineage as a racer and its capability to generate more than 2Gs through corners.
Just like the SCG003C, the new SCG003S will be handcrafted by Manifattura Automobili Torino in Italy.
James Glickenhaus quipped that the new SCG003S is a culmination of a dream to have an amazing race car reborn as a road car. He remarked that they used all the know-how gained from taking part in international races and translated them onto the road – allowing them to recapture the spirit of road racers that defined the automotive history in the heyday of grand touring.
Manifattura Automobili Torino will commence production of the new SCG003S – in limited numbers – starting summer of 2017. SCG will offer a wide range of options that will allow clients to personalize their own SCG003S according to their preferences.