No, your eyes are not fooling you. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is looking to build 24 road versions of their prototype SCG 007 race car that will compete in the 2021 World Endurance Championship. Positively insane aspirations, but let’s see how that dream can turn into reality.
We would be remiss not to mention that SCG’s 2021 running campaign looks quite promising. While the car is a whole new beast, seasoned drivers like Romain Dumas, Pipo Derani and Oliver Pla will support the team. Semantics aside, Glickenhaus aims to build a road-approved version of the race car that customers can drive around the track, complete a full day, and then return home.
Fortunately, Glickenhaus filled in the blanks on a recent Facebook post about what to expect with the 007S. While we were surprised by the quoted power of 1,400 horsepower (1,044 kilowatts) and working air conditioning, the Nurburgring Nordschleife’s estimated lap time of less than 6 minutes – on road tires – was nothing short of mind-blowing. Besides the enormous task of getting the right packaging with the performance levels quoted, this is a big claim.
While the Porsche 919 EVO’s Nurburgring record of 5 minutes 19.546 seconds is essentially untouchable, there remains great demand for the SCG 007S to break through the 6 minute mark. Of course, the latter will have the first beat when it comes to overall growl – with 1,400 hp (1,044 kW) versus 1,144 hp (853 kW) – but it’s hard to say that it will compare in the aero department.
Regardless, we remain extremely excited to see how Glickenhaus performs both on the road and on the race track. If there is enough interest, 24 copies of the 007S will be built, each with a price tag of $ 2.3 million (€ 1.96 million at current exchange rates).