The SCG 003 can only make it to the US imported as used automotive parts and registered as a kit car, but that's okay. It's beautiful, it's fast and it's engineered very cleverly. An amazing piece of kit that is set to make history.
Jim Glickenhaus can sell you an SCG 003 for approximately two million Euros. He doesn't want to, that's not why he created this pair, but he will if you insist. In fact, he sold a race car already that's going to the N24, and will have at least 18 potential customers checking out the two cars displayed here at Geneva alone.
If anybody in the US decides to buy one, all will be fine with the DMV, Jim won't get arrested at the airport.
The pure carbon road car seen here with the New York plates is in fact unregistered at this point. It's their development mule that will become Jim's personal car. It will also go up the hill at Goodwood this summer, and by the time it reaches US waters in disassembled form, its parts will indeed be used. From that point, the Glickenhaus garage can put it together with a sourced engine, and the DMV will stamp it with a kit car VIN number. It will pass emissions since their racers are running with catalytic converters and muffles as well.
So, about those $224,000 tail lights...
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus wanted to create a GT3 legal car influenced by LMP1 racers. Built from the ground up, their carbon fiber chassis is the end result of that idea. The car had to be fast, but it also had to be beautiful.
Its cockpit is narrow enough to satisfy the FIA, but it's also spacious enough for two people. After all, this had to be a road car as well. The tires and wheels are essentially the same on both versions, so there's no need for suspension changes. You just unbolt the road wing, put on the big brother and the front splitter, and the next stop is in the pits. The seats are homologated, the car will withstand a 90 mph side and front impact as required, and the chassis is so stiff that it can satisfy the inspectors even without its roll cage bolted in. The door also pops off in case of a crash.
The windshield is made of Gorilla Glass, the same stuff your iPhone has. It's just three millimeters thick, has defogging wires and is DOT certified.
What if you want to get DOT tail lights as well? 200,000+ Euros can grant you that. Jim spent the money, and had this to add:
It will be cool to drive in New York.
That alone makes it worth the effort.
See you at the N24!
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