Founder admits that the project is not to make quick money.
James Glickenhaus is the director, producer and screenwriter of movies such as “The Exterminator”, with Robert Ginty, or “The Protector”, with Jackie Chan. He is also the owner of a considerable fortune and a huge passion for automobiles that led him to create a super sports car brand, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (hence the SCG).
It all started in the competition, with SCG 003C, which came out in 2011, and with which he regularly participates in the “VLN Endurance Championship” championship events. The race includes, among others, the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring in Germany.
The next step has now been given, through the launch of the road version of the competition bolide, the SCG 003S, whose production is ensured by the Italian Manifattura Automobili Torino.
Only 3 units will be produced, each one for 1.5 million pounds, before tax. The problem is that the project demanded an initial investment of 17 million pounds – which would force a price superior to 5 million per unit to guarantee the return on investment – which means that the Glickenhaus will lose around 3.5 million pounds for each sold 003S.
Nevertheless, the American admits that the project is not to make quick money, arguing that it interests him to create a brand and leave a legacy for his heirs.
The SCG 003S presents respectful numbers, starting with the 3,000 pounds of weight or the 810cv extracted from a 4.4 litre V8 powered by two turbochargers, which allows a top speed of 217mph and less than 3 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h.
Before deliveries, the SGC 003S has already set an ambitious goal: to become the fastest road car to complete a return trip to ‘Green Hell’. The time to complete is 6 minutes and 30 seconds, 20 seconds less than the current record of the Lamborghini Hurricane Performante.