Expect insane performance levels in a barely-street-legal package

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus just released a series of images showing off its latest top-shelf performance monster – the SCG003S. The first three letters are a nod to the car’s creator, while the “003” signifies that this is the third model that SCG has generated. The most important piece here is that final “S,” which stands for Stradale. Long story short, this hyperspeed spaceship is 100 percent street legal, which is kinda crazy when you start digging into the specs. Here’s an example – how does more than 2 G’s of grip sound?

The SCG003S joins its more hardcore track brethren as a true road-worthy supercar, complete with a full interior. Performance, however, seems unhindered.

Built by hand by the Italian firm Manufattura Automobili Torino, the SCG003S employs a carbon fiber chassis, plus big, purposeful aero similar to its race-special siblings. The huge downforce (over 1,500 pounds at 155 mph) helps this thing create ungodly amounts of stick, generating over 2 G’s of lateral acceleration at speed. That’s more than any other road car on the market, by the way.

The rest of the package is just as unhinged, with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 dumping more than 750 horsepower and roughly 600 pound-feet of torque to the rear axle. Routing the muscle is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while curb weight is kept at just 1,200 kg (2,646 pounds).

With that kind of power-to-weight ratio, you’re looking a sprint to 62 mph in less than three seconds, while top speed clocks in at an estimated 217 mph.

Throwing the anchor are carbon ceramic brakes, while owners will have a chance to tune and tweak various settings for maximum at-the-limit drivability.

Look for the SCG003S to make its big public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year.

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Why It Matters

I don’t think I’m alone in celebrating the imminent arrival of yet another insane supercar. Even better, this one won’t get packed with hybrid assistance. Not that there’s anything wrong with cars like the P1 or LaFerrari… it’s just nice to see something a little more traditional.

After all, more competition is almost always a good thing, especially when it comes to improving the fastest of fast.

That said, some of you are invariably wondering who this Glickenhaus character is and why you should care. Basically, it boils down to this – the man behind the SCG003S is James Glickenhaus, an ex-film director and stock exchange tycoon from New York that developed the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina. That gorgeous automobile helped spawn a race version, the P4/5 Competizione, which would eventually go on to take a first-in-class finish at the Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race in 2012.

Basically, it boils down to this – the man behind the SCG003S is James Glickenhaus, an ex-film director and stock exchange tycoon from New York that developed the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina.

Now, Mr. Glickenhaus is getting his speed fix with the SCG003, and the S iteration expands the line to include street cars. But the flame of competition still burns bright, and according to a recent report from Road & Track, SCG hopes to set a new Nurburgring lap record by circumnavigating the infamous German race track in a mere six minutes, 30 seconds. On street tires. That’s almost 20 seconds quicker than the standing record (Radical SR8 LM), by the way.

As for the price, well… let’s just say you’re better off sticking with a video game. Expect a number deep into seven-figure territory.

We’ll have more info for you when it’s released at Geneva. In the meantime… do you think this thing has what it takes to do the ‘Ring in 6:30? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Evo

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