The James Glickenhaus empire of custom-bodied Ferraris for the street and track has grown, now, to include a car that won’t just be for his personal collection or race team: the SCG003S, a road car that will be offered to a handful of lucky, well-heeled customers, and is on show this week at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
The “S” in the name stands for Stradale, meaning this is the road-going version of the SCG003 project. The SCG003C (shown below), where the "C" stands for Competizione, is a GT3-spec racing version, and it’s also present at the Swiss show. And the “003” represents the fact that this is Glickenhaus’ third major car project, the first being a Lola T70 Can-Am racer he converted for road use, and the second being the Ferrari Enzo-based P4/5 by Pininfarina.
As previously reported, the SCG003 is the product of Glickenhaus’ own brand, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, which is both a constructor and race team. The car looks very much like a Le Mans prototype, which makes sense as Glickenhaus previously stated he’d like to race at Le Mans. So far, however, the SCG003 has only been confirmed to compete at the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours in May—two examples will be taking part.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003S, 2015 Geneva Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
It features a carbon fiber structure that’s been designed to achieve maximum rigidity and flexibility in packaging, as well as ease of maintenance and safety. The rear carbon fiber frame holds the suspension pick, which can be easily exchanged to allow the use of different engines on the same platform. Push-rod suspension is used at both ends.
In racing spec, the car will pack a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 developed by Autotecnica Motori but based on the design of a Honda unit. The road car will have a twin-turbo V-6 that Glickenhaus and his team are specifically developing. However, Glickenhaus has previously said owners will be able to choose whatever engine they like, even a twin-turbo V-12. The standard transmission is a Hewland sequential unit with paddle shifters.
What is most special about the SCG003 is that there are minimal differences between the road and race versions. In fact, Glickenhaus promises that the race version of the SCG003 can be easily converted to a road version should an owner so desire, and vice versa. Just try that with any other modern supercar on the market.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003CEnlarge Photo
No performance figures have been confirmed but Glickenhaus states there will be downforce and engine torque “unknown in the supercar world” today. In this video from our friends at Shmee150, Glickenhaus says the road car will have around 600 horsepower and weigh just 1,100 kilograms (2,425 pounds) so use that as a guide. And how’s he going to prove the performance of the SCG003? Not by simply setting a Nürburgring lap time but racing around the arduous track for a full 24 hours!
At present, two racing examples and a single road car have been commissioned. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is currently taking orders and has received interest from more than a dozen serious buyers. Glickenhaus has previously quoted a starting price of 2.1 million euros (approximately $2.35 million) for the SCG003S, with the SCG003C likely to cost an additional 750,000 to 1 million euros ($840k to $1.12 million).
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