The SCG 004S is the next supercar from Glickenhaus

Last Updated: December 19, 2017By Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Next Supercar – Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and owner Jim Glickenhaus have been quietly plugging away building super street and race cars, dating back to 2005 when the company first told Andrea Pininfarina it wanted to build an homage to the old Ferrari P3/4 race car. A year and a half later, the company brought us the Enzo-based P4/5 by Pininfarina.

In 2009, it built a competition car based on the P4/5 called the P4/5C and raced in the 24 Hours Nurburgring. Two years after that, it turned the car into a hybrid and finished first in its class and won an FIA World Championship Cup for Alternative Energies. In 2013, it created the SCG 003 road car and SCG 003C race car, which ended up taking the pole at the 24 Hours Nurburgring in 2017 and finished first in class.

Glickenhaus usually delivers

Which brings us to today and Glickenhaus’ next piece of machinery, the SCG 004S road car. The company says in 18 months, which seems to be a proper time frame, it will deliver 25 “Founders Edition” road cars, race at the 24 Hours Nurburgring AND will have scaled up its production to produce 250 cars per year here at a factory in the U.S., possibly in Detroit. Those are big claims, we know, but Glickenhaus has given us no reason not to trust him. A competition version will come later in both GT3 and GTE/GTLM specification.

 The Next Supercar Specification

 As for this road car, it will come with a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 making 650 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or a paddle-shifted automatic. The whole shootin’ match will weigh in at just 2,600 pounds thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber, which will give it a power-to-weight ratio of 4 pounds/horse. That puts it right around the Porsche 918 Spyder with the Weissach Package. The SCG 004 also comes in at a surprisingly reasonable $400K.

SCG is certified as a Low Volume Manufacturer under NHTSA’s guidelines, meaning you will be able to get it ready for road use. The company says it already has some orders for the Founders Edition, which will be ready in early 2019. A prototype should be ready sometime next year, with the bigger batch of 250 ready by 2020-21.


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