You’ll Soon be Able to Drive the 800-hp SCG003 on the Streets

The car world got its first glimpse at the SCG003 at last year’s annual Geneva Auto Show, a built-from-nothing car designed by American car aficionado James Glickenhaus.

The SCG003 was made for motorsport–designed in accordance with global GT3 regulations– but can make its way onto public streets without too many mods. The racer has taken a few runs on the track, and now Glickenhaus is trying to get it street-legal, a process that’s a bit more than slapping on some indicators and a license plate.

Glickenhaus and his car company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, have settled on a pretty ingenious workaround: rather than costly airbag and crash testing in the U.S., they’ll sell the SCG003 as a kit car. This should make it legal in all 50 states.

Its modular design makes it a snap to break down into various parts, and easily bolted back up again. Glickenhaus will even have a mechanic flown out to help customers with their builds.

The only other speed bump is emissions regulations, so Glickenhaus will include a compliant engine: a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. It outputs roughly 800 HP, and 590 pound-feet of torque. This engine, it should be noted, is not made for racing; for anyone wanting to race in a sanctioned event, an engine swap is a must.

Glickenhaus says the SCG003 will go for close to $1.3 million – assuming he receives 10 orders – though he’d still be losing capital at this point. Should the order double, he’ll be able to finance his personal goal of fielding a team in the non-hybrid LMP1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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