We've been following the build process of Jim Glickenhaus's SCG003, a lightweight, modular race car and road car that is coming from one of our favorite sport car collectors. And now they're starting it up. Prepare your earholes for deliciousness.
Jim actually stopped in the comments just the other day to give us a little more info on the SCG003. Check it out:
Chassis 001 is ready for her roll Track Test. We will be releasing some photo's and video. The first test roll out will be in Camo. Chassis 002 is our first customer road version and will be ready to test along side Chassis 001 in January. At the 24 Hours of Nurburgring we will be a two car team and I think no matter what happens we will rock the house. Our race version has a HPD Honda TTV6 Developed by and Badged SCG. Engine management is being done by Bosch and Engine development by our P 4/5 C team Autotechnica. SCG 003 weighed in VERY nicely and it's aero designed in CFD was confirmed recently in a rolling road wind tunnel. THe car is built to GT3 rules. We are VERY pleased with it's aerodynamic efficiency. I am lucky to own some very special cars and I've seen a lot of things but this one is something else.
Our road version will use a TT W12. The car will be easily owner convertible from Road to Race to Road with plug and play assemblies. The construction is modular with zero reference mounts so it's easily bolt on and off repairable.
While the frontal area is nicely compact two can comfortably fit inside and as the race roll cage is bolt in bolt out getting in isn't an issue. The interior is really wonderful.
Final reveal will be at the Geneva Auto Show.
Both Cars will race the 3 and 6 Hour VLN leading to the N24 and if any of you are around please say hello and we'll give you a full tour of our pits.
Regarding LeMans. Our purpose in selling customer cars is to fund future racing and if all goes well we hope to be there in 2016 with an interesting evolution of our cars.
Sounds really wonderful. Also, twin turbo W12? Are we going to see a VW group engine in here? Awesome.