After extensive testing in Italy and Croatia, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will present one of its two finished SCG003C race cars as well as the road-going SCG003S version that will be ready the take on the streets of New York City by the end of this year.
The SCG003 is Jim Glickenhaus' idea of the perfect dual-purpose GT. Inspired by LMP1/LMP2 prototypes, it was designed by a team from Granstudio in Turin led by Lowie Vermeersch and Goran Popovic, and engineered by Podium Engineering and Paolo Catone, father of Peugeot's 908 endurance prototype that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009.
It uses a highly advanced modular construction based on a brand new carbon fiber chassis with the rear frame holding the suspension pick-up points to make engine swaps as easy as possible. Front and rear push-rods, Bosch Motorsport electronics, Dunlop tires, and loads of downforce will keep it stuck to the ground.
In racing form, the SCG003 is powered by a 3.5 twin-turbo V6 based on Honda's HPD engine, but further developed by Autotecnica Motori and badged as an SCG. It also sounds positively fantastic. That's linked to a Hewland paddle shift gearbox sending power to the rear wheels, of course.
While the SCG003C will be easy to convert into a road car, the road-going SCG003 Stradale will also be ready for deliveries by the end of the year and powered by another TTV6 that's currently in development.
After Geneva, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is headed to the Nürburgring 24 Hours with the SCG003C. If anyone can pull it off, it's Jim Glickenhaus, and there's a good chance of us being on the ground for its maiden race.