New hypercar will help American brand to ‘scale up’ production in a bid to enter the iconic endurance race
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) has revealed a new hypercar, the SCG 004S, with ambitions for the 650bhp three-seater to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The model is powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 531lb ft of torque. The unit redlines at 8200rpm and sends drive rearwards through a six-speed manual gearbox. A paddle-shift automatic gearbox is offered as an option.
The SCG 004S car has a carbonfibre chassis and weighs just 1179kg. It seats the driver in the middle ahead of two passengers, in the same layout as the McLaren F1.
SCG was recently granted legal permission to produce its cars in the US (production was previously handled in Italy) with Low Volume Manufacture approval. The brand can now build up to 325 cars annually and expects SCG 004S production to reach 250 units per year from 2020.
Such an output is required for SCG to enter endurance racing competitions such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in which it would compete in the GTE class.
The company, which is headed by James Glickenhaus, an American film director and financier, already provides a 003C (the GT3 racing version of its existing 003S) to race at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, where it has achieved two class wins.
SCG is now planning to offer GT3, GTE and GTLM competition versions of the SCG 004 while continuing to support the 003C.
Prototypes of the 004S will commence on-road testing in mid-2018, with the first customer examples due to be delivered before the end of the year. The first 25 cars will be special Founders Edition models.
Prices for the SCG 004S will start at $400,000 (about £301,640), with deposits of $40,000 being taken to reserve a build slot.