SCG004S Supercar Will Have 690-HP Nissan GT-R Engine Under The Hood


And that’s just the entry-level model.

Last November, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus unveiled the road-going SCG004S supercar to the world. At the time, SCG claimed that the SCG004S would be powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine with 650 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque on tap, but Autocar reports that this is no longer the case. Instead, the American supercar will utilize the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo VR38DETT V6 as the Nissan GT-R. But while it may have lost two cylinders, the GT-R engine powering the SCG004S has been tuned to deliver a whopping 690 horsepower.

That means the American supercar will have 40 more ponies than the initially announced 5.0-liter V8 – and that’s just the entry-level version. A high-performance package will offer even more power, which will be sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. A paddle-shift automatic transmission will also be offered as an option. The GT-R, on the other hand, is offered exclusively with a paddle-shift dual-clutch transmission. Company founder James Glickenhaus explained that the engine was changed because the Nissan unit was “lighter” and “practically bulletproof.”

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Unsurprisingly, the engine will also be used in the upcoming racing version of the SCG004S, which will compete at the 2019 Nurburgring 24 Hours, while a race-prepped road version will handle the journey to and from the circuit. “I will drive the car to the track and we’ll stick a race engine in it,” he said. “We’re doing it like they used to.” Don’t think the road-going SCG004S is any less extreme than its race car counterpart, however. Featuring a carbon fiber chassis and weighing just 1,179 kg, the SCG004S road car has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 585 hp per ton – that’s 85 hp more per tonne than the McLaren 720S.

Testing of the SCG004S will begin in a few months before customer deliveries start before the end of the year. Only 250 examples will be produced every year, each with a starting price of $400,000.

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