SCG003 Modular Super car – racing back to future
There were times when racers drove their race super car to the track, took part in the race, and simply drove their racing car back to home in time for supper. Those were golden times, that people like Jim Glickenhaus (a New York car collector) simply loved. They’re now almost gone —- but maybe not entirely if Glickenhaus’ plans to become the 21st century’s version of Enzo Ferrari hold true.
Take a peek at this car – nicknamed the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 003. This modular super car key components, for example, the engine and suspension can be interchanged easily so the car could compete in, say, the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and then drive home the next afternoon. Well, fact is that Jim Glickenhaus plans to do just that later this year, just as bespoke race car builders like Ferrari and Briggs Cunningham did in the ’50s and ’60s.
Look-wise, its design resembles a lot with Ferrari Enzo. We’re not surprised, because Glickenhaus was responsible for bringing the wild Enzo-based Ferrari P4/5 to market. Glickenhaus recently disclosed that he envisaged a world where many of the top super car series competed using the same vehicle platform, making it technically possible for a car to compete in NASCAR, German touring racing and Le Mans GT events — and at low cost, since the cars would share the same fundamental architechture and rules.
Back to the present: The SCG003, unveiled here ahead of its official unveiling in Geneva next week, is fitted with a carbon fiber chassis and carbon fiber suspension pickup points located on a rear frame allowing for easy interchangeability. The super car engine, the Competizione model, is a heavily twin-turbo Honda 3.5-liter V-6. There’s a slight disagreement regarding its engine — with some publications pointing to over 600 hp, while others state it will be more like 530 hp. Anyways, with a weight of 2,976 lbs., either will be enough to push you back into the seat. That mass will be distributed 49:51 front:rear.
Presently we don’t have information about the technical specifications on the street-going SCG003 Stradale. According to Glickenhaus the road car can be fitted either with a twin-turbo Honda V-6 or one of Volkswagen’s earth-turing W-12 engines; while the W-12 would generate more power, the twin-turbo may make for a better balanced machine.
The little information we have is that Glickenhaus SCG003 would be really expensive. The cost most likely would be around $2.59 million. And if you’re looking to drive the car from the racetrack back to your garage at home, you might want to employ an army of mechanics to help turn the car from Competizione (race) mode to Stradale (street) mode, and ask the hotel for an especially late check-out. Deliveries stary late this year.
A lot of people in this league of racing lust would probably purchase two cars, but we salute Jim for his innovation, and we can’t wait to see the SCG003 tearing up the racetrack in Germany later this year — and one day, perhaps, Le Mans.http://www.aartiinformatics.com/auto/scg003-modular-super-car-racing-back-future/http://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/super-sport-cars.jpghttp://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/super-sport-cars-300x300.jpgAUTOCARSbest super car,best super cars,new super cars,super car,super expensive cars,super fast cars,super sport cars,supercarThere were times when racers drove their race super car to the track, took part in the race, and simply drove their racing car back to home in time for supper. Those were golden times, that people like Jim Glickenhaus (a New York car collector) simply loved. They're now...Aarti InformaticsAarti Daartiinformatics@gmail.comAdministratorAarti Informatics lead in development and invention of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, web-based solutions & business strategies.Aarti Informatics