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The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 008 offers best of both worlds.

Fancy a automobile that may take you all the way down to the retailers, and on the identical time cross a desert? A automobile that isn’t scared to go airborne somewhat? A automobile which you’ll be able to thrash round and have an absolute blast if you go off-road? And, to prime all of it off, a automobile you possibly can construct just about to your individual desired specs? Properly, you’re in absolute luck! Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has simply taken the covers off the SGC 008, a road-legal off-road endurance racer that mixes the perfect of what the corporate has on provide. And you may construct for your self! So let’s not waste time and dive straight into it!

I’m positive we’ve all dreamed about constructing our personal automobile at one level in life, as I’m fairly positive most have envisioned the identical with regards to watches. What would your good automobile seem like, and what engine could be in it? Wouldn’t it have rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, wouldn’t it seat two folks or extra, wouldn’t it have a coupe-style physique or quite one thing else? It’s that kind of query automobile nuts attempt to reply of their thoughts, with only some folks really ending up answering in actual life.

The Ferrari Module design examine, owned and restored by James Glickenhaus

For many who attempt to create their final dream machine, there are a variety of how to go about this. One is to purchase a automobile in inventory type and begin modifying it. One other is shopping for a package automobile and assembling it simply the way in which you need it to be. Then there’s the choice of shopping for one thing uncommon or even perhaps distinctive from a longtime producer. And lastly, there’s the James Glickenhaus approach: getting requested the query “In the event you may construct any automobile, what wouldn’t it be?” by Andrea Pininfarina of Carozzeria Pininfarina. After which going about constructing that very imaginative and prescient of his dream automobile.

James Glickenhaus, CEO and Founding father of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus –

James Glickenhaus

The person behind Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is American movie producer, director and financier James Cameron Glickenhaus. He’s labored on greater than 15 films, along with his first one (The Astrologer) launched in 1975, and his final one (The Artwork Thief) in 2015. Subsequent to his cinematic work, James Glickenhaus is an avid automobile man and owns a quite spectacular assortment of automobiles. The record consists of a number of uncommon and distinctive automobiles together with the wild Ferrari Modulo, but additionally an especially uncommon Ferrari P3/4 and the oldest Ferrari in existence, the 1945 Ferrari 159 Spyder Corsa.

However the automobile that maybe stands out most, is the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina. The very automobile was the results of Andrea Pininfarina asking what automobile James would construct if given carte blanche. This automobile in the end kickstarted what was to turn into Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, a low quantity race- and hypercar producer primarily based in Sleepy Hole, New York. To date, the corporate has launched 7 completely different automobiles, all revolving round on- and off-track driving experiences.

Constructing Goals

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus claims to not construct automobiles, however quite construct goals as an alternative. And a number of the work that’s being finished I can totally relate to that declare. Ever since that very first challenge, the Ferrari P 4/5 by Pininfarina, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has devoted itself to constructing specialist automobiles for use (and abused) in a number of the hardest races on this planet. Automobiles constructed by SCG have competed within the Nürburgring 24 hours, the Baja 1000, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and extra. Following that, the devoted race automobiles are remodeled into road-legal counterparts for these with deep sufficient pockets to be loved.

The prototype of the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004.

The 2006 Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina is a exceptional achievement by the way in which, as it’s an formally Ferrari-licensed automobile. That is fairly extraordinary as it’s a automobile that was {custom} constructed outdoors of Ferrari’s management. Primarily based on the long-lasting Ferrari Enzo, James Glickenhaus commissioned Carrozzeria Pininfarina to construct a modern-day model of the P-series of prototype racers Ferrari constructed within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies. Essentially the most well-known of those automobiles is indubitably the Ferrari P 3/4, which offered many of the styling cues within the P 4/5. It’s no coincident both, as James Glickenhaus owns a Daytona 24 Hours successful P 3/4 from 1966, in addition to a 412P endurance racer from 1967. Following the construct of the P 4/5, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus additionally constructed a one-off racing model, the 2010 SCG P 4/5 Competizione, utilizing a Ferrari F430 Scuderia as a foundation.

The automobiles constructed by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus all share styling parts of endurance racers, prototype automobiles and sports activities automobiles from the golden age of racing, however with a contemporary twist to them. Aside from the bonkers SCG Boot maybe, which relies on the 1967 Baja Boot prototype off-roader constructed by GM (additionally a part of James’ assortment). Each automobile has confirmed itself in some type of racing, typically on the very best degree attainable.

708 Derani Pipo (bra), Mailleux Franck (fra), Pla Olivier (fra), Glickenhaus Racing, Glickenhaus 007 LMH, motion in the course of the free apply and qualifying classes of 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021, 4th spherical of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship, FIA WEC, on the Circuit de la Sarthe, from August 18 to 22, 2021 in Le Mans, France – Picture Joao Filipe / DPPI

SCG has competed within the Nürburgring 24 Hours, and the Baja 1000 and is getting into Le Mans for the second time this yr. The staff entered the SCG 007 LMH within the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hour race and accomplished the gruelling endurance race with each automobiles. And SCG units its objectives excessive, because it goals to at some point win the 24 Hours of Le Mans total, one thing an American constructed automobile hasn’t achieved for over 50 years. The SCG 007 appears the enterprise and makes use of a 3.5-litre V8 engine particularly for the SCG007. In race trim, it’s capped to 690bhp however if you go for the road-legal SCG 007 this will go as much as 1,400bhp if you’d like.

The SCG 008

However let’s give attention to the all-new Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 008, the following chapter in SCG’s already spectacular story. What the SCG 008 does is mix the gracious styling of the SCG004 hypercar with the downsized underpinnings of the bonkers SCG Boot off-road racer. A kind of better of each worlds, in a mad approach. With out an engine and gearbox although….

That’s the genius behind the brand new SCG 008, as Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus presents you the possibility to buy an entire package minus the engine and gearbox, so that you can end at house. This leaves you with a variety of freedom to decide on the specified powerplant and register it as such for your self. It’s prepped for a Common Motors 2.2 litre 4-cylinder crate engine however different engines are additionally attainable. In principle, you might go from a high-strung 4-cylinder unit to a monstrous V8, offering all of it matches into the tightly packed chassis.

So what do you get in return on your hard-earned money then? Properly, a custom-built rock-crawling and off-roading tubular chassis for starters. You additionally get impartial entrance and rear suspension and geometry, able to scaling even essentially the most daunting terrain. Brakes are additionally sorted prematurely, as s the steering rack and all of the plumbing for the cooling and gas system. {The electrical} harness is offered as effectively, along with all of the lighting, flip alerts and whatnot. The chassis can also be totally prepped to obtain the engine and gearbox of your selecting, so that you simply have to fit them in and hook all the things up.

And to prime all of it off, you get that distinctive wanting carbon fibre physique of the SCG 004 to be draped over the chassis. This has a three-seater format with the motive force seated within the center, and a glass cover supplies glorious visibility. The physique consists of an built-in entrance aero-spoiler, top-mounted exhausts, butterfly doorways, a roof-scoop, a big rear spoiler and house for spare tires. Astray, the physique is altered right here and there to accommodate the big off-road wheels and tires it wants, nevertheless it nonetheless appears the half!

In essence, the SCG 008 is a correctly spectacular package automobile. One you possibly can construct your self, in your house storage in your downtime. Maybe even with a son or daughter who loves automobiles as a lot as you do. And after it’s accomplished and registered, you finish with a road-legal off-roader that’s will probably be a ton of enjoyable off- and on-road. You possibly can even, probably talking, drive it all the way down to New Mexico, enter the Baja with it, and drive it again house if you’re finished! And the associated fee? The bottom package goes for a smidge underneath USD 100,000, however Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus provides you a number of choices to rapidly blow up that quantity to rather more.

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