With more than 2Gs of cornering ability, the SCG003S will be one of the grippiest cars on Earth.
It finally appears that the hypercar obsession has shifted from seeing just how fast a hybrid can go round a corner to making a street-legal version of a Formula One car. Both Mercedes and Aston Martin have committed to this pursuit with the announcement of the R50 and the AM-RB 001, two cars that aim to undermine the three kings, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spider, and McLaren P1. Now we can add one more automaker to the pile, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus.
The American automaker, better known as SCG, is obsessed with lap times. It proved its ability in the corners by scooping up the Nurburgring lap record in 2015 with a time of 6:42. Now, SCG has revealed the 003S, which it claims will be the fastest cornering car on sale. Using advanced aerodynamic aids that pummel the car into the pavement, the SCG003S should attain cornering in the 2G range according to the automaker. To keep things light, the chassis of the 003S will be a carbon fiber monocoque. Power will come from a 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine (SCG didn’t disclose the number of cylinders, but it’s probably a V8) making over 750 horsepower. Top speed is limited to 217 mph, impressive given the level of downforce on the car.
On its way there, the SCG003S will pass the 60 mph mark in under three seconds, putting it into hypercar territory. This particular SCG003 is the Stradale (designated by the S at the end of its name), meaning street version. The SCG003C is the Competizione or track version. Like an F1 car, the SCG003S will have a pushrod style suspension that can be adjusted to suit an owner’s needs, skill, and driving style. While SCG was light on the specific details, we can be sure that the 003S will cost more than $1 million. With a price like that, expect to see endless possibilities when it comes to customization which will be enjoyed by the few that can actually afford it and be driven by the even fewer with the skill to tame it.