Glickenhaus SCG 003 will soon be available in the US as a kit car. That’s right. You can now build your own supercar! James Cameron Glickenhaus- the man behind SCG 003 racer which competes at the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring is now offering a street car based on the racer.
As per road safety regulations in the US, kit cars are exempt from crash tests and strict rules governing airbags. By selling the SCG 003 as a kit car, car makers like Glickenhaus who have low budgets and tight margins can save millions in development costs.
Now, the Glickenhaus SCG 003 will be available in three trim levels- Stradale, Competition Stradale and Competizione.
The SCG 003S will be the more usable of the three. It has all the basic creature comforts along with a tweaked exterior and aerodynamics package. Powering it is a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine manufactured by Manifattura Automobili Torino. The engine is capable of producing 800 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed paddle-operated gearbox built by Cima who also supply the same unit to Koenigsegg.
Competition Stradale is track-focused version of the SCG 003 that’s also street-legal. Owners will be able enter races with a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and then drive around town with a V8 swapped in.
When it comes to price, the Glickenhaus SCG 003 will cost around $1.3 million to build given the fact that 10 units are sold.
Meanwhile, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus team will continue to race the SCG 003C at Nurburgring and other endurance championships.
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Source: Road & Track