A James Glickenhaus, like many other collectors, he likes competing in circuit, and the 24 hours of Nürburgring. One thing leads to another and ends up creating your own racing car, with a street version. The SCG0003-for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus- was presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2015.
The car was designed from the outset in a modular way so that it was a model able to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the same time could run on theopen road, as did the sport prototypes in the 50 and 60. But for that is legally possible, the car has to be a car kit.
If the customer wants to compete with road car, which cost about 1.3 million, there are a number of elements that add weight and would be incompatible with the competition, but mandatory for road. For example, airbags. These are required in order to register a car, but are incompatible in competition, especially with safety cages.
The solution adopted by Glickenhaus is simply not to install the airbags. So how can you register? Selling the car as a car kit, as this type of car, its low production volume, are exempt from airbags in the United States. In Europe, this option would not be necessary to power the car homologated as a small number (less than 1,000 units per year), a type approval where the airbag is not required, such as Caterham. Obviously, if the customer does not want to complete the assembly himself, Glickenhaus will send you a mechanic who will complete the car in three days.
Wanting to participate in an official race and circular street with the same engine is mission impossible. Thus, the SCG003 street with its 4.4 – liter V8 biturbo 800 hp and 800 Nm associated with changes Cima box 7 relations, the same as used Koenigsegg not serve in the 24 hours of Daytona. But the mechanics of your team can change in a very short time the V8 biturbo street by the 3.5 – liter V6 racing. And now you can go out there without further changes: dashboard, fire extinguisher, gearbox, etc. are common to both versions.