SCG 003S Coming To Geneva; Will Lap Nürburgring in 6:30
That’s a pretty bold statement, but it’s not all that implausible when you look at the figures!by Robert Moore, on
When you’ve got a man like Jim Glickenhaus working on a new car, and then hear word that it will be able to lap the Nürburgring 6:30, you know things just got serious. And boy is that the case when it comes to the SCG 003, which will also make its debut in less than a month at the Geneva Auto Show. Oh, that Nürburgring run, by the way, will beat out the Porsche 918 Spyder, which – coincidentally – holds the record for a production car on the ‘Ring, by about 27 seconds. That’s a pretty bold statement, but there are some figures there to back it up, believe it or not.
On top of that insanely bold statement, the SCG 003 is street legal and will reportedly make the run using street tires. It’s BMW-derived 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 that pumps out 800 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. And, while that figure seems like it should be a bit higher if it’s really going to break the record by that much, the SCG is said to tip the scale at less than 2,900 pounds including a full tank of gas. The sprint to 60 mph is said to come in less than three seconds, while top speed will be higher than 217 mph. Able to pull two G in the corners, and generate more than 1,500 pounds of downforce at speeds above 155 mph, this thing is the true definition of a rocket on wheels.
Keep in mind that the SCG003 already holds one record, Back in 2015, it was participating in a race on the ‘Ring, but both models on the track were black flagged for being too loud. Be that as it may, Glickenhaus stuck around after the fact and posted a record time of 6:42, which made it the fourth-fastest car (including road-legal, track-only, and race cars) to lap that the ‘Ring at the time. This car has a strong pedigree, and we’re certainly on the edge of our seats waiting to see what happens the next time the road-legal SCG 003 hits the track with a record time in its sights.
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Why it matters
Of course, all of this bold talk is exactly that; talk. But, with a man like Glickenhaus in the mix and a strong history of racing to back up these statements, it’s not something that falls under the implausible category. It will certainly be something to see even if it just gets close to that predicted time. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see, but the SCG 003 is sure to be a show stealer in Geneva this March, so stay tuned for new images and updates regarding the 003’s upcoming record-breaking attempt at the Nurburgring.
Read our full review on the SCG 003 here.
Source: Road & Track