First there was McLaren’s super-secret, super-awesome 650S. And then came Aston Martin’s 800-horsepower Vulcan. And now, in what appears to be an ongoing game of one-upmanship by some of the world’s most luxurious car manufacturers, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has opened its garage to reveal a pair of carbon fiber creations of its own.
One for the track, one for the road, the SCG 003C and the SCG 003S — C is for Competizione, S for Stradale, which, in Italian speak, means Competition and Road respectively — are a pair of specialized supercars built with a carbon fiber chassis.
Why carbon fiber, you ask? We’ll let them explain…
“The all carbon fiber structure has been designed to achieve maximum rigidity and flexibility in packaging, ease of maintenance and safety. The rear carbon fiber frame holds the suspension pick‐up points and can be easily exchanged to allow the use of different engines on the same platform.”
That last part is key. It’s what separates the C from the S, allowing users to essentially swap between an appropriated V6 twin-turbo, for the road, and a V6 3.5L twin-turbo, for the track — the second of which was derived from the HPD Honda V6.
According to SCG, transitioning from track-ready to road-ready isn’t all that difficult.
“The race version of the SCG003 can be easily owner converted to a road version should an owner so desire.”
Each is on course to make an appearance. The 003C hopes to challenge the overall lap time at the Nurburgring 24H, a 24-hour endurance racing event held in central Germany, and Jim Glickenhaus, proprietor of the company, plans to hit the streets of New York in style, rolling on the wheels of the 003S.
And, yes, carbon fiber called shotgun on both.
For more on the SCG003, you can visit the supercar’s official website here.