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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Unveils Street-Spec SCG003S

A homebrew hypercar that’s comfortable on the race grid

Breaking a long streak of radio silence, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) just yanked the (rendered) covers off the street-spec version of its mental SCG003 race car. With the freeway-friendly changes, the car carries a new name as well: SCG003S, with the "S" standing for Stradale.

Overall, the new SCG003S looks more or less the same as the car unveiled at the 2015 Geneva auto show. Thanks to the wraparound windscreen, bulky aerodynamic features, and a rather cavernous face, it's almost alien in appearance, a byproduct of the car's race-bred origins.

This bodywork isn't for show, however, as SCG claims the 003S will warp a driver's face with more than 2 gs in the corners. In the race car, power comes from a Honda-derived 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, and Glickenhaus initially intended for that powertrain to power the street version as well. However, the SCG003S will arrive with a new twin-turbo 4.4-liter engine instead. SCG is keeping how many cylinders close to its chest but did let slip that it will produce a mighty 750 hp. Given the power, displacement, and usage of twin turbochargers, one possibility is BMW's N63/S63 V-8.

SCG promises a 0-60 time of less than 3 seconds"and a top speed smacking against 217 mph. No word yet on transmissions, lap times, or price, but we'd expect the transmission to be dual clutch (or sequential), the lap times to be low, and the price to be quite high.

Look for more information ahead of next year's Geneva auto show.