SCG’s Roadgoing 003S Hypercar Has 800 HP along with an Incredible Nürburgring Goal
We all know that will the best way to make a smaller fortune by motorsports can be to start having a large one, along with the same cash-reducing shrink ray operates within the supercar business. None of which has discouraged Jim Glickenhaus by embarking on a journey that will has taken him by commissioning a Ferrari-based special endurance racer to the creation of what’s pretty much his own car company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. today, following on by the competition-spec SCG 003C, comes the roadgoing 003S.
We already told you a fair bit about the 003S—the S can be for stradale, as opposed to the C for competizione—ahead of its official unveiling at the 2017 Geneva auto show. nevertheless today we’ve learned more, including the company’s confident belief that will the auto will prove to be the fastest ever street-legal car to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife “having a lap time anticipated to be nearly half a minute faster than the current production-car record.” When that will statement was released, the record was held by the Porsche 918 Spyder; since then, the idea was claimed just days ago by Lamborghini with its Huracán Performante. SCG’s goal, however, translates to a time of roughly six minutes along with 30 seconds for the 13-mile course, which could be some 22 seconds quicker even than the Lambo.
There’s many a slip ’twixt cup along with lip when the idea comes to ’Ring records, of course. Koenigsegg was equally determined to break the 6:57 time set by the Porsche with its One:1 megacar along with predicted the idea could be able to take more than 20 seconds out of the idea, nevertheless the company suffered a series of setbacks including a ban on high-speed runs in 2015 along with then a heavy crash at the track during testing in mid-2016. Glickenhaus will be hoping for better luck if he can be to win bragging rights.
The fresh car certainly has physics on its side, being both lighter along with more powerful than its racegoing sister. The 003C uses a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6, nevertheless the S features a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 that will can be said to produce 800 horsepower at 7000 rpm, with maximum torque of 627 lb-ft at 5900 rpm. The output can be sent rearward through a seven-speed race-spec sequential gearbox retuned for road use, along with onto the ground via meaty 325/30R-21 rear Dunlop tires (there are 265/35R-20s at the front). We don’t have a final weight figure yet, nevertheless SCG has previously said that will the auto will be less than 3000 pounds in roadgoing form. We’re promised a top speed “in excess of” 217 mph along having a sub-three-second zero-to-60-mph time.
The SCG 003S’s real performance advantage can be set to come in corners rather than on straights having a carefully designed aerodynamic package that will builds on that will of the racing car. the idea can be claimed to be capable of delivering both serious downforce along with impressive drag efficiency. SCG claims the 003S can generate up to 1550 pounds of downforce at 155 mph, with an ultimate peak of 2200 pounds. that will’s enough to help the auto generate up to 2.00 g of lateral cornering force on regular tires, the idea’s said, along with “beyond 2.50 g” on racing rubber. The teardrop design of the cockpit has been designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, having a tapered rear similar to that will of the fresh Ford GT. the idea also features what can be described as “virtual side ducting” with the vast front fenders channeling air to the rear as if through an enclosed channel. An LMP-racer-style longitudinal aerodynamic “blade” also runs down the rear section of the auto.
The rest of the mechanical package can be pretty much shared with the existing race car, with carbon-fiber bodywork fitted to a carbon monocoque, control arms at each corner, along with motorsports-grade suspension components. Adaptive dampers are fitted, along with—not bad news for potential buyers with steep driveways—the options include a powered system to raise the front along with rear ends at speeds below 30 mph. Braking can be by race-grade Brembo carbon-ceramic discs along with calipers.
Inside, all driving-function controls are located on the steering wheel, including a mode switch in charge of the various dynamic modes: Track, Comfort, Sport, along with Rain. Traction control can be variable along with can be fully switched off, although we’re betting the auto will be quicker with the idea left on. The 003S also features a central display screen, video mirrors similar to those fitted to LMP racers, along with automatic air conditioning, with all control switches having their functions marked with luminous labels.
Any millionaires feeling that will familiar check-writing urge won’t be able to sate their desires just yet. The first 003S was a one-off by Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT), the Italian smaller-volume maker that will previously produced Glickenhaus’s Ferrari-powered P4/5 Competizione. He has previously told us that will he can be in talks with several groups as he looks to raise the funds necessary to homologate the SCG 003S for global sale, although he does already drive a fully registered CS product on fresh Jersey plates.
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There’s no doubt the SCG 003S will offer colossal performance, along with any production product will carry an equally serious cost. nevertheless the idea will also face very serious competition by the forthcoming Formula 1–engined Mercedes Project One along with Aston Martin’s Valkyrie, which we’ve been told will deliver performance equivalent to that will of an LMP1 racer. the idea looks set to be an epic battle.