Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG), with founder Jim Glickenhaus, is claiming that the company’s SCG 003 Stradale road-going hypercar will be able to lap the Nürbrgring in 6:30. That’s a whole 27 seconds faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
It all started when Pininfarina was commissioned to make the Ferrari Enzo faster and prettier. Through an evolution that saw the resultant car successful at the Nürbrgring 24 Hours, SCG developed the car further in-house. The result was the 003 Competizione race car, leading to development of the Competizione Stradale, and eventually today’s 003 Stradale. The Competizione Stradale can be driven to a track, converted for racing, and reconverted to drive home. The 003 Stradale is a roadgoing car that can be raced without conversion.
The Stradale is powered by a BMW-based 4.4 litre twin turbo V8, producing 800 HP and 627 LBS/FT of torque. It rides on Dunlop street tires, but can corner at 2.0g. Total weight with fuel is some 2900 LBS. Estimated 0 to 60 MPH (just under 100 KM/H) is less than 3 seconds. Top speed? 217 MPH (347 KM/H).
Yes, but what about the ride? As a hypercar, it’s bound to be punishing, right? Well, consider that the seats are padded leather, there is automatic climate control, video feed to improve visibility, and the shocks are electrically adjustable.
Pricing is anticipated to exceed US$1 million. Where do we sign?