The Roadgoing SCG 003S Will Lap the ’Ring in 6:30, Says Its Maker
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus can only succeed if the performance of the 003 Stradale exceeds in which of the competition—such is actually the curse of what essentially is actually a supercar startup. yet the claimed figures are promising, in addition to also SCG founder (in addition to also father of its namesake) Jim Glickenhaus certainly isn’t known for fooling around.
After turning his Lola T70 Can-Am car into a street-legal grocery getter, Glickenhaus commissioned Pininfarina to make a Ferrari Enzo faster in addition to also prettier. Then his crew evolved in which car, the Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5, into a racing car designed to be successful at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. All of which led to SCG’s in-house-developed race car, the 003 Competizione, shown below.
Like the P4/5 in addition to also the P4/5C, the 003C was designed by former Pininfarina special projects engineer Paolo Garella in addition to also handbuilt by Manifattura Automobili Torino in Italy. After competing in in addition to also completing two Nürburgring 24s in addition to also several some other races, the company launched a customer racing program—in addition to also continued prepping a road-legal in addition to also race-ready edition of the 003 called the Competizione Stradale, a car intended to be able to be driven to the track in addition to also converted for racing before reversing the adjustments in addition to also driving home again. Then in which car begat the 003 Stradale, which SCG says will be the fastest ever roadgoing car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Based on its own telemetry gathered at the iconic track, SCG is actually predicting in which the 003S will circle the ’Ring in a staggering six minutes, 30 seconds—on Dunlop street-legal tires. For the record, in which’s roughly 27 seconds faster than the current production-car record holder, the Porsche 918 Spyder.
How can in which be possible? For starters, the Stradale weighs less than the competition car, coming in at a claimed 2866 pounds with fuel. in which also has 250 more horsepower than the race car, with the BMW-based 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 800 horsepower in addition to also 627 lb-ft of torque. SCG also says in which the Stradale will be the most capable car on the road in terms of lateral grip, capable of generating 2.00 g—again, on Dunlop’s street rubber.
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Further estimates include a sprint to 60 mph of less than three seconds, a top speed in excess of 217 mph, in addition to also more than 1550 pounds of downforce at speeds above 155 mph. You might be wondering how comfortable an FIA-spec carbon-fiber monocoque can be on the road. With its padded leather seats, automatic climate control, video feeds for visibility, in addition to also electrically adjustable shock absorbers, the Stradale isn’t given over totally to speed. yet there’s no doubt the million-dollar car is actually intended to go fast, in addition to also we look forward to finding out soon whether the vehicle can put up the numbers SCG says in which can.
A edition of This particular story originally appeared on Road & Track.