Glickenhaus access assimilate the antagonism arena back it debuted the Honda turbo V6-powered Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 003C at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and promptly went antagonism with it at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. SCG has alternate in abundant VLN Endurance Championship challenge back again and alike took pole at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring aftermost year, with American racer Jeff Westphal lapping the abominable German chase clue in aloof 6 account and 33 seconds.
The aggregation is now acute a accelerated amplification of its alley and chase car programs, with affairs to cycle out a new supercar alleged the 004, a amusement of Steve McQueen’s Baja Boot off-road racer alleged the 005, a retro-styled two-door alleged the 006 and a hybrid hypercar alleged the SCG 007.
The SCG 007 CS is of accurate interest, as Glickenhaus affairs to booty it antagonism beneath the new ‘hypercar’ regulations actuality laid out for the top-tier chic at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship. The hypercar chic will affection racecars based on road-legal hypercars, like the accessible Aston Martin Valkyrie and Toyota GR Super Sport, with agent achievement bound to 700 hp and amalgam arrangement achievement bound to 270 hp.
GM Authority dug up a VIN decoder adviser submitted by SCG to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that could accommodate some acumen into what SCG has planned for both the road-going SCG 007 and the SCG 007 CS chase car (pictured up top and aloof below). The VIN Decoder adviser lists all approaching powertrain configurations from the automaker, which accommodate a 495 hp 6.2-liter V8, a 650 hp 6.2-liter V8 and a 650 hp 6.2-liter V8 with a 200 hp electric amalgam system. Glickenhaus has already adumbrated the 007 could be GM-powered and with a 650 hp 6.2-liter V8 listed on the decoder guide, it seems that GM’s accustomed LT4 V8 could be slated to arise in the supercar. It looks like it will additionally be commutual with a 200 hp electric arrangement for a absolute achievement of 850 hp in the SCG 007 CS, if the decoder adviser is any indication.
SCG 007 CS
That agency a 6.2-liter GM V8-powered car could be set to challenge the top chic at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by 2020. It won’t aloof compete, either – Glickenhaus wants to win. The aggregation is currently ambience up a new boutique in a above racecar branch in Connecticut with hopes to one day accept an American-built, American-powered car in the winner’s amphitheater at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The brand of Jim Hall and Carroll Shelby would be proud, SCG.
There’s more, too. The mid-engine 004 will offer a best amid an 800 hp LT5 agent or 650 hp LT4 agent back it launches in 2019, forth with an automated or chiral transmission. The above 006 will additionally affection the 650 hp LT4 engine, but we wouldn’t be abashed if the abject model offered the 495 hp 6.2-liter listed in the VIN decoder guide. Expect the 005 off-roader to affection LS ability too.
It’s account advertence the VIN decoder adviser additionally lists a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter V8, which is the agent that admiral the accepted road-going 003 supercar, forth with a 300 hp authentic electric system. So not alone is SCG accessible to fire-breathing V8 supercars and amalgam Le Mans racers – they assume to accept their eye on electric cartage as well.
So with an aggression of GM V8-powered alley and chase cars on the way and affairs to massively aggrandize its business in America, SCG is absolutely a aggregation you should accumulate your eye on in advancing years. We’ll be acclaim for them at Le Mans in 2020 – let’s aloof achievement the 007 CS activity is accessible in time.
— Sam McEachern
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