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Glickenhaus Reveals $2.4 Million 007S Hypercar: Nurburgring Under 6 Mins

SCG 007S

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has just revealed a road legal version of their SCG 007 Le Mans Hypercar, it’s called the 007S with ‘S’ denoting street. In July 2018, SCG became the first team to register interest for the new LMH class (Le Mans Hypercar) with the 007 race car, they plan to race in 2021 alongside Toyota’s GR010 Hybrid. Peugeot and Ferrari will join the LMH category in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

The new SCG 007S will bring the same race technology used on the Le Mans car to the streets, as a result it has a predicted Ring time of under 6 minutes. It will be fully legal in the US as well as SVA/TUV approved for markets in Europe and the Middle East.

It features a 3-seat configuration with a center-mounted driver’s seat and weighs only 2,800 lbs including fluids and fuel. Exact powertrain details have not been revealed yet but the output is confirmed to be 1,400hp. The race version uses a 3.5L V8 twin-turbo engine made by Pipo Moteurs from France, output here is capped at 670hp as per the new Le Mans Hypercar rules.

Glickenhaus insists that the street version will have A/C that “will work in bumper to bumper traffic and on the Long Island Expressway on a 100 degree day”. Their motto has always been “If it can’t race the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it’s not that hyper.” Details on the number of units have not been revealed but each SCG 007S will have a starting price of $2.3-$2.4 million depending on the market.

You Can Buy This Freshly Built SCG 003S

It’s been five years since the debut of the 003 by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus at the Geneva Motor Show. 

Since the 003’s release, SCG has now replaced it with the 004 and is also working on the 007 hypercar to compete in the World Endurance Championship’s, Le Mans Hypercar top class. 

SCG 003S

Five years since its release in Geneva, the 003 is still up to snuff as far as performance goes, even in today’s competitive supercar market. The 003S model was built as the road-legal variation and will come packing a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 BMW engine that produces 700 horsepower at the wheels. The 3-seater 003S was built as a track car for the road and it is a thing of beauty.

According to an Instagram post made by authorized SCG dealer HK Motorcars, they have just finished a fresh build of an 003S. You can make a purchase inquiry on their website. The price tag on the 003S supercar is set at $2.5 million. 

HK Motorcars’ website also includes the other SCG models that can be made to order, along with their specifications.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus gives glimpse of SCG004CS

Let’s recap what’s coming from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. The small-batch U.S. manufacturer showed the 004S last November, a carbon-fiber bodied, 2,600-pound, three-seater road car that comes with a gated, six-speed manual but offers a paddle-shifter as a cost option. A track-only version called the 004C will be developed to run in GTE, GTLM, GT3, and GT4 racing, as well as Germany’s VLN series that includes Nürburgring races in the SPX class. Then we have the 004CS, which is the road-going version of the race-only car, rendered in the sketch above.

The 004CS will feature an interior close to the S, an exterior close to the C, plus street-spec front splitter and rear diffuser, and optional center-lock wheels. All three versions will be powered by the 3.8-liter twin turbo VR38DETT V6 from the Nissan GT-R, tuned to around 690 horsepower in the 004S, and around 900 hp in the 004CS. SCG plans to race the 004CS as well as the 004C, and will pull the same trick with the race-road hybrid at the 2020 Nürburgring 24-Hour race as it did a couple of years ago with the 003CS. Company namesake Cameron Glickenhaus said he plans to drive from his hotel to the ‘Ring and hand the car over to his race crew, who will swap in the race engine to compete. The carmaker will apply to race in the 2019 ‘Ring race, but might do so with the 003C.

Production should begin on the 004S at SCG’s Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., factory later this year. Having been approved for small-volume manufacture, SCG can build up to 325 examples of the $400,000 coupe, each with a VIN. The 25 Founder’s Edition will come first, SCG saying its entire 2018 production has been spoken for. Come 2020, the firm expects to build 250 units per year to satisfy homologation requirements. SCG remains mum on pricing for the 004C and 004CS versions.

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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus earns right to build $2 million cars in US

The day Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has been waiting for is here: SCG has been confirmed as a Low Volume Manufacturer by the U.S. government – meaning it will be allowed to produce up to 325 cars in the United States.

The status was granted by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, and it exempts SCG from some federal regulations as long as the company meets safety and emission laws. SCG applied for the status back in April. It currently builds cars in Turin, Italy.

No word yet on where SCG might set up shop here.

Now, about the cars:

They are quite something. Priced at a cool $2 million each, there will be three versions available. The first is a Stradale (road-legal) version, the SCG003S. It has a twin turbo V8 producing more than 750 horsepower and 590 foot-pounds of torque, with a seven-speed paddle-shift gearbox, as expected of a car this rarified. When the car was first displayed a couple of years ago, there was talk about it having a Honda twin-turbo V6, but that has been changed, apparently to a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. The car’s shape and some details have also been altered slightly in that time.

The second version is the SCG003CS, for Competizione Stradale, and it can be seen as the road-legal version of the competition version, the SCG003C, which took a class win at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, capable of a 6:33 lap at the famed Nordschleife. Those two models are powered like the Stradale but are more stripped and race-prepared.

As for the SCG003C, the full-on race version, Glickenhaus will be more than happy to provide “full Worldwide Race Support at many races throughout the World for our SCG003C up to and including full entry in The 24 Hours of Nürburgring and its support races.”

SCG adds that an SCG003C owner has “a real chance to win the N24.” As manufacturer taglines come, that one is perhaps unparalleled.

SCG says it will build four to six 2018 model-year cars, and the 2019 production run is estimated at eight to 10, adding that the cars will be “likely to sell out very soon.” Unclear how many of those might be built in the United States.

The company is also considering developing other models and the construction of a second United States manufacturing facility capable of producing 100 cars per year. Since that number seems especially ambitious for the $2 million 003, could SCG have a “cheaper” car in the pipeline?

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