Glickenhaus' $2 Million Monstrosity is Eligible for Sale in the U.S.

glickenhaus 2 million monstrosity is eligible for sale in the u s

There are probably more absolutely ludicrous racing spec cars on the consumer market now than ever before, but regulatory red tape frequently keeps some of the more extreme examples out of the United States. At $2 million a pop, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) 003 couldn’t afford to relegate itself to Europe’s filthy rich. Otherwise, SCG might never reach its ambitious 2018 sales goal of four to six vehicles.

Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified Glickenhaus as a “low volume manufacturer” on Tuesday. That means the SCG 003 doesn’t have to adhere to the same level of safety and emission regulations as other manufacturers, which is probably the only way to get this goblin shark onto U.S. roadways. Of course, prospective owners will still have to make room for it next to their fleet of vintage Ferraris — possibly by relocating the servant’s quarters to another part of the manor.

Safety need not be a concern, however. With the SCG003 adhering to the FIA’s crashworthiness metrics, the hypercar’s carbon-fiber chassis will probably keep you extremely safe in the event of a wreck. (Though its beak might sheer the shins off of any pedestrians you impact.)

The SCG 003 will come in three flavors, all bespoke and coming in around the $2 million mark — the plush 003S (Stradale), hardcore 003CS, and track-only 003C. While the “base” S model’s twin turbo 4.4-liter reverse-flow V8 delivers 750 horsepower and 590 foot-pounds of torque, according to a release from the manufacturer, those numbers can be tuned up to an unspecified degree for the CS and C variants.

The street legal cars posses a seven-speed electro-hydraulic dual clutch transmission, front and rear double wishbone suspension, adjustable dampers, and carbon-ceramic brakes. Glickenhaus also said there is enough aerodynamic trickery to make 1,550 pounds of downforce at 155 mph — which should be perfect for exit ramps.

Weight is a scant 2,866 lbs on the comfortably equipped and leather-trimmed 003S, whereas the other models shed a few pounds. SCG claims even the heaviest examples will be capable of 2.0 G’s of mechanical grip, 2.9-second 0-to-60 times, and a top speed of 217 mph.

The 003CS (Competizione Stradale) is scheduled to be unveiled to interested billionaires on the Monterey Peninsula this August, at which time more detailed specs should become available. Glickenhaus said that, ideally, SCG would produce a handful of cars for 2018 and ramp up annual production to 10 vehicles in 2019. However, if it manages to raise enough interest and capital, it would build a second production site in the United States.

Expect to see SCG back at the Nürburgring building hype, regardless of whether or not it’s building cars.

[Images: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus]

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  • Silence Silence on Jul 20, 2017

    He should release a special edition to highlight its Le Mans pedigree. Call it the SCG003 DNF.

  • Voyager Voyager on Jul 20, 2017

    Why pay a million for a new Ford GT (prices will have gone up since its introduction), of which there will be thousands around by the time Ford will end production, if you can have a truly rare road legal race car for twice the money? That's to say, if you don't opt for the even nicer looking Fittipaldi GT that debuted last year.

  • Theflyersfan I remember this era had Camrys and Accords getting thicker on the ground, but I don't recall seeing many Maximas of this generation. At least with my fuzzy recollection of the mid-80s (I was about 10), it took the next generation before seeing more of them on the roads.But the car TALKED. And especially seeing that the only other talking car you knew of was KITT, it was cool as crap to sit in a real talking car. Now we can't get our nav systems and Android Auto to shut the hell up without going through menu after submenu after settings change.
  • Rolandoblomblando I’ve stopped reading Matt Posky articles because of how cynical and ignorant they often are. When I read this headline though I just couldn’t help myself. I mean, really?!Here’s some economics 101 Matt:Demand HIGHSupply LOWmeans price INCREASESSeriously man, this isn’t complicated.
  • Irvingklaws Always wanted to try building a dune buggy (most were originally sold as kits). The Manx's are nice looking, especially when they have the 'side pods' that fill outside the tub. My favorites however were made by another manufacturer, the lesser known Bounty Hunter and subsequent derivative Deserter GT body styles. All were intended to be street legal, at least by the standards of the time. I agree it's an ideal application for EV technology.
  • AndyinMA I like these a lot, of course they will sell.
  • KOKing My parents bought 2 new Datsuns By Nissan during this time, albeit neither was a 810 (81 510 2dr 4sp and 82 720KC 5sp). A schoolmate's dad had the 810 diesel. Nowadays the crankshaft from one is the most valuable at $1-1.5k as they're used to make strokers for Z cars.