Late last month, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus teased a new car on its Facebook page. Glickenhaus said he was targeting a price around $400,000, a power output of 650 hp, and a weight of about 2,500 pounds. He also promised a six-speed gated manual transmission. Today, SCG revealed the car, which we now know will be called the 004S.
Design-wise, you can see styling elements from quite a few different cars. There’s a bit of Ford GT in there, some Porsche 918, and even a good bit of Glickenhaus’s Ferrari P4/5. Viewed as a whole, though, the 004S has a cohesive look to it that will still stand out even when parked next to other supercars. The greenhouse looks taller and more rounded off than you might expect, but it will probably also provide great visibility. With huge air intakes, an aggressive aero kit, and a large greenhouse, and a road-scraping ride height, we also don’t doubt SCG’s claim that this is a “fully legal race car for the road.”
Perhaps the most notable design element, however, requires you to look inside the cabin. Instead of offering seating for two or four, the 004S seats three, just like in the McLaren F1. The driver sits front and center, while passengers sit farther back to each side. That also means all the gauges and controls are laid out specifically for the driver, not anyone else. Speaking of the gauges, they appear to all be analog, not digital. In fact, other than a rearview camera and an iPhone dock, there doesn’t appear to be much digital technology in the cabin.
SCG says that with a carbon-fiber body and chassis, the 004S will weigh in at about 2,600 pounds. The 5.0-liter twin-turbo engine has an 8,500-rpm redline and will make around 650 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. Power will be sent to the rear wheels via a standard six-speed gated manual transmission. A paddle-shifted option will be available, as well. With a base price of $400,00, it certainly won’t be cheap, but only 250 will be produced per year, making it an extremely rare car.
SCG also says the NHTSA has given it Low Volume Manufactures Status, allowing it to issue VINs for the 004S. As a result, the car will be street-legal. If a buyer is interested in racing the car, though, SCG says it plans to also build GT3 and GTE/GTLM competition versions of the 004S.
Expect to see a running prototype in 2018, with the first 25 Founders Edition cars delivered as early as late 2018. By the end of 2021, though, SCG says it should be up to full capacity.
Source: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus