American sports and race car manufacturer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus – yes, we’re aware you might have never heard of them – is apparently getting ready to make a name for itself.
They recently announced they are not only going to showcase in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show their first series production model, but it’s also going to attempt to establish a new production car record on the famed German track Nurburgring Nordschleife. The SCG003S is apparently going for a 6:30 minutes time – which is no small feat considering it’s almost half a minute quicker than the current production car record. With a company racing pedigree, the natural way of doing things was to have the SCG003S come out based on a proper race car – the SCG003C. Interestingly enough, with no regulations to abode for, the production car is even lighter and more powerful.
It should come out with “in excess of 800 hp (596 kW)” coming out of the 4.4-liter V8 engine, with maximum torque also set to arrive at 627 pound-feet (850 Newton meters) at 5,900 rpm. There’s a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox, as well as the biggest cornering capabilities on the road – 2G – thanks to “unprecedented levels of downforce for a street-legal car, again derived from the competition version.” The SCG003S should get lots of European flavor, considering it is being produced by Manifattura Automobili Torino in Italy – and can even be had as a right-hand configuration.