Glickenhaus SCG003C

We designed James Glickenhaus's new road/racing project in collaboration with Paolo Garella. It's a completely new car with a custom chassis and a V6TT engine. It was presented at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and subsequently raced in the 24 Hours Nürburgring.

In one way ore another, design and engineering can never be fully separated. But never has this been more the case than with the SCG003. Beauty and function are one, closely united in their goal to create an extreme and enduring performance.The overall LMP inspired shape is defined by aerodynamic volumes that are shrink-wrapped around the essentials of the car: the cabin, the engine and the 4 wheels. We see this clearly in the central volume that starts as a pointy and penetrating nose, swells around the cabin and then contracts again to enclose the engine and reach in one fluent aerodynamic movement the end of the car. This approach creates a very permeable design that reduces air resistance to a minimum. The creases on the fenders are another example of this ‘performance design’: they convey muscularity in the sideview but don’t interfere with frontal air resistance. The final result is a design that creates both outside and inside a rare combination of the sometimes brutal honesty and efficiency we know from race cars, with the attention to coherence, proportion and care for detail that is normally reserved only for streetcars. Not by coincidence, the SCG003 feels at home both on the track and the street.

  • Paolo Garella and Jim Glickenhaus
  • Lowie explaining the design to Jim

New York/Torino, February 26th 2015

PRESS RELEASE 

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus together with GranStudio and Paolo Garella is happy to announce the unveiling of its latest road and race cars SCG003C (Competizione) SCG003S (Stradale) 

The Scuderia will unveil its SCG003 at the Geneva Motorshow that will open to the public on March 5th. On its stand the team will present one of the two race cars that the team is preparing for racing and the Stradale version that will be ready for delivery at the end of the year, and that, soon thereafter, Jim will drive on the streets of New York. 

SCG003 is a completely new GT, inspired by the latest design and technologies developed in the LMP1/LMP2 series. The surfaces of the car have been shaped by the combined work of the talented styling team from Granstudio led by Lowie Vermeersch and Goran Popovic, together with the aerodynamic team of a young group of engineers from Podium Engineering supported by Paolo Catone the father of many successful sport racing cars. 

The all carbon fiber structure has been designed to achieve maximum rigidity and flexibility in packaging, ease of maintenance and safety. The rear carbon fiber frame holds the suspension pick-up points and can be easily exchanged to allow the use of different engines on the same platform. The Hewland gearbox, with paddle shift, is a strong and reliable unit coupled, in the race version, with a V6 3,5L TT developed by Autotecnica Motori and derived from the HPD Honda V6 engine. The road version will have a V6TT engine that the team is specifically developing. 

The chassis has a very refined suspension layout with front and rear push-rods. The racecar uses BOSCH Motorsport Electronics and will race with Dunlop Tires. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus hopes to offer to a select group of enthusiasts the opportunity to drive a true race car developed for the most challenging GT endurance race in the world, the 24H of the Nurburgring. 

Over the years modern supercars have challenged the lap time on the Nordschleife as an important indicator of performance and speed, SCG003 takes this challenge and extends it to racing the entire 24Hours of the Nurburgring. With minimal differences between the road and the race versions, SCG003 promises to deliver the experience of a modern, easy to drive race car, with down-force and engine torque that are unknown in the supercar world. 

The BOP rules will balance the car’s performance during the race, but the car’s true potential will be revealed to the final owner with sensations and emotions that only real race cars can give. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is developing a racing program that will enable the owners to race their cars throughout the world. 

The race version of SCG003 can be easily owner converted to a road version should an owner so desire. 

A very small team of young and motivated designers, engineers, mechanics, craftsmen and very experienced friends, have worked under the direction of Paolo Garella, Program Director for the SCG003 Project. Inspired by strategic vision of Jim, the team has set the fundamental project guidelines and performance targets, that during the past 18 month of the project development have kept the team focused on its final objective: to deliver a car that could be as iconic as P4/5 and as new and innovative as the product of a major car manufacturer. 

The result of this effort is SCG003C/S a race/road car that will be proven at the Nurburgring 24H, a car that will drive on the street of New York, a car that promises emotions and unique experiences. SCG003 will be offered for sale in race form at the Geneva Motor Show, and the Scuderia will also take orders for the road version that will be available late in the year. 

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will constantly keep its fans and friends informed through its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ScuderiaCameronGlickenhaus and the new SCG003 website will be online at www.scg003project.com.

Awards: 
Category: 
Car Design
Project kick-off: 
July 2013
Project delivered: 
March 2015
Project lead: 
granstudio