Even though the car isn’t completed, James Glickenhaus has been out on the track testing in his SCG 003 in Italy at the Autodromo Vallelunga. The SCG stands for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, the C stands for Competizione, don’t be fooled this is a dedicated racing team.
The SCG is Glickenhaus idea of a street car that can be driven to a track, have race parts swapped in, and then taken out on the circuit to battle for the top spot on the podium.
The engine beneath the skin of the SCG 003C is a twin-turbocharged V6 Autotecnica Motori Honda-based engine currently used by the Acura RLX. However we are expecting some dramatic changes from the road going version with the fitment of two large turbos.
Alongside this V6, the SCG 003 will be available with a twin-turbocharged V12 engine for road use. Beyond the engines, we know that the SCG 003 will feature an advanced carbon fiber chassis.
Here’s what Glickenhaus said about the test session:
“We are very happy with our latest testing session. SCG 003C is really something. It’s a GT car that looks, feels and drives like a pretty LMP car. Its TTV6 makes huge torque from low revs and the reaction to our project continues to grow. It looks like we’ll be able to enter a lot of different races so our race car customers will have a wide choice around the world to enjoy their race version. Our road version is on track and the modular road/race construction is holding up very well and is very easy to service. As all tests do, these showed us that there are improvements that can be made—and next week we set off to test for 5 days to continue our journey to the [Nurburgring] 24.”
Glickenhaus entry into the supercar world will be fully unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.