The $2 Million SCG003 Becomes the Road-Going Glickenhaus Stradale
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is Turning Its Nurburgring Monster into a Civillian Hypercar
What does the world need? You guessed it!; another hypercar manufacturer. is the US-based hypercar builder responsible for the Glickenhaus SCG003. You may have heard about the SCG003 recently when it at the world-famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. Since then, Jim Glickenhaus, owner of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, has been itching to reveal the road-version of the SCG003 – the Glickenhaus Stradale.
The Glickenhaus Stradale will be the first car that the company plans to produce, as it has just been granted the title of low-volume manufacturer by the NHTSA, allowing it to produce up to 325 cars per year without the need of emissions regulations.
The Glickenhaus Stradale is powered by BMW’s N63 4.4 L twin-turbo V8, found in cars like the BMW 550i, 750i, X5 M and X6 M. The Glickenhaus utilizes the engine’s 750 hp and 590 lb.-ft. of torque to rocket from 0-62 in just 2.9 seconds, and stretches its legs all the way up to 217 mph. One thing that sets it apart from the bimmers its engine came from is its carbon fiber chassis structure, which weighs just 2,866 lbs. It’s also probably worth mentioning that it costs $2.2 million.
Glickenhaus plans to produce up to six cars in 2018 and up to ten in 2019. It will unveil a more hardcore version of the Stradale, named the Competizione Stradale, at Monterey Car Week next month, which will be a more track-focused yet still street-legal track missile. If you don’t care whether the car is street-legal or not, there is also the full-blown Competizione trim. Glickenhaus has said it will even provide a full support team for any race the owner enters, anywhere in the world. Both models will also cost $2 million.
While this is exciting news, it is somewhat dampened by the fact Glickenhaus is only able to produce single-digit numbers right now. Fortunately, the company is talking about adding another production plant based in the US that would be able to pump out 100 cars a year, significantly raising the chance that any of us mouth-breathers will get to see one in person. We’ll look forward to it all the same.