Consider this something of a warning to the likes of Ferrari and McLaren.
It was revealed at Geneva last March and we’ve been huge fans of it ever since. That’s actually something of an understatement; we’re obsessed with the awesome Glickenhaus SCG003 Competizione, the multi-million dollar hypercar that supposedly has "double the downforce of a McLaren P1." Just a few weeks ago it was announced that it’ll soon tackle the Nurburgring track record, currently held by the Pagani Zonda R. But its creator and super nice guy, James Glickenhaus, has even bigger plans.
You remember the Ferrari Enzo-based P4/5? That was Jim Glickenhaus’s doing. And now the former horror film director and financier is setting his sights even higher with the SCG003. The plan now is for it to race at Le Mans in 2017. "You’re going to think I’m psycho-crazy," Glickenhaus told Autocar. "I’ve spoken to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and they’ve told me the other manufacturers will never let me run as a GT car. So they told me to turn it into an LMP prototype…’Build a non-hybrid evolution of the car and we will let you run lighter and give you more power. We’re not saying we’re going to let you win, but we’d love to see you competitive.' "
Translation: Glickenhaus wants to kick ass at the world’s ultimate endurance race. So how can this happen? Glickenhaus said that he "had 15 serious people all coming to Geneva to see it. If I can sell that number of cars (around $2.3 million a pop), or even close, we will be on the grid at Le Mans in 2017."