We finally know when the $450,000 Scuderia Cameron 004S will debut.
We've known for a long time that Scuderia Cameron is planning to enter its new 007 hypercar in the new World Endurance Championship hypercar class, where it will race alongside a racing version of the Toyota GR Supersport concept at Le Mans. To meet regulations, a limited number of road-legal 007 hypercars will also be built.
Before then, we'll finally get to see the long-awaited street version of Scuderia Cameron's other track racer, the 004. The road-legal 004S was announced back in 2017, but we now finally know when it will enter production and how much it will cost.
Scuderia Cameron has announced a prototype version of the new hypercar will debut at the upcoming Nurburgring 24 Hours in September. Following its debut, a second prototype will be built specifically for crash testing and demonstration purposes. Production of customer cars will then start one month later in October at the company's Danbury facility in Connecticut. Like the McLaren F1, the 004S will adopt a central driving position, with room for two passengers on either side. Thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber applied to the chassis and body, the 004S tips the scales at just 2,599 pounds.
As for the powertrain, the 004S will be powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 sending 673 horsepower to the rear wheels through a six-speed gated manual from Graziano, contrary to reports claiming it will use a twin-turbo V6 from a Nissan GT-R. The 0-62 mph and top speed specifications haven't been confirmed, but we'll hopefully learn more when the prototype debuts next month. Scuderia Cameron claims the 004S will produce 1,322 pounds of downforce at 186 mph.
Production of the 004S will most likely be very limited. Each example will start at $460,000, with customer deliveries starting in late 2021. Build slots for the 004S are already available.