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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S has designs on endurance racing success

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The striking Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S design 
The striking Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S design 
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S from above
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S from above
The SCG 004S dashboard is a mix of old and new school
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The SCG 004S dashboard is a mix of old and new school
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S from the front
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S from the front
The central driver's seat of the SCG 004S is set forward of the outer passenger seats
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The central driver's seat of the SCG 004S is set forward of the outer passenger seats
The striking Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S design 
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The striking Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S design 
The side view of the SCG 004S illustrates its flowing lines
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The side view of the SCG 004S illustrates its flowing lines
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S
The rear of the SCG 004S borrows heavily from the SCG 003
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The rear of the SCG 004S borrows heavily from the SCG 003
Rear view in the SCG 004S is via a camera display where a mirror would be
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Rear view in the SCG 004S is via a camera display where a mirror would be
A smart phone dock in front of the purposeful shift gate in the SCG 004S
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A smart phone dock in front of the purposeful shift gate in the SCG 004S
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Film producer James Glickenhaus is aiming to show that his earlier ventures into the supercar and endurance racing world were not a flash in the pan. With US production now approved, the new 650 bhp SCG 004S will soon be added to the successful SCG 003 range.

Looking less like a Le Mans series prototype than the 003 and more like a stylish, street-legal supercar, the 004S design evokes the glamour of the SCG P4/5 Competizione of the late 2000s with flowing lines and a central cabin bubble, while the rear borrows heavily from the 003. The body panels can be either natural or tinted carbon fiber and use of the composite on the chassis helps to keep weight down to around 2,600 lb (1,180 kg).

The rear of the SCG 004S borrows heavily from the SCG 003
The rear of the SCG 004S borrows heavily from the SCG 003

Behind the bubble glasshouse lurks a 5.0-liter, turbocharged V8 that red lines at 8,200 rpm. It develops maximum torque of 531 lb.ft (720 Nm) and maximum output of 650 bhp (485 kW). The standard transmission is a six-speed, three-pedal manual although a two-pedal paddle-shift alternative will be available.

The cabin interior borrows a page from the McLaren playbook with a centrally-mounted driver's seat set between and slightly ahead of the passenger seats. The dashboard is a mix of old and new school with a symmetrical spread of nine white-faced analogue dials either side of the large central tachometer, a simple, uncluttered steering wheel and a purposeful alloy shift gate sitting behind a smart phone dock. Rear view is provided via a camera to a digital display at top center, where habit takes the driver's eyes to where the mirror would be.

The SCG 004S dashboard is a mix of old and new school
The SCG 004S dashboard is a mix of old and new school

The Scuderia was granted US Low Volume Manufacturer status in July, enabling assembly of up to 325 turnkey cars compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle and Emissions regulations per year. With that approval, the 003 models will be manufactured in the US instead of being imported as kits as they have been, and the 004 will eventually join them. The plan is to have 004S prototypes under test on the road by mid-2018, the first 25 Founders Edition cars delivered during 2019, and to increase production capacity to deliver 250 cars by 2020-2021.

The company is already established as a serious contender in endurance racing with two class wins for the 003C (the GT3 version of the 003) at the Nurburgring 24-hour race, one of which followed a surprise pole position in May this year. To build on that success, GT3 and GTE/GTLM competition versions of the 004 will be developed.

SCG is taking orders for the 004S with a deposit of US$40,000 required towards the base price of $400,000.

Source: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

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2 comments
Vernon Miles Kerr
I predict this car will eventually become a collector's item because it's such a departure from the recent slab-like, angular auto architecture of recent years. The flowing lines look very aerodynamically slippery in addition to adding to the beauty and appeal.
Gannet
Lovely! Will turn up about the same time as the Tesla Roadster, so its good looks will be the best thing it has going for it. An instant vintage car.