Production of the SCG 004S will begin later this year.
The highly anticipated Hennessey Venom F5 isn’t the only all-American supercar on the horizon. Last week, low-volume US manufacturer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus revealed the final design of its forthcoming SCG 004S supercar. Now, SCG has confirmed the car will be built at a new two-storey plant at Danbury Airport in Connecticut as part of a new partnership with Podium Technology and Armada Engineering.
Like the recently-revealed McLaren Speedtail, the SCG 004S will adopt a centrally-positioned driving position. It’s slated to cost around $400,000, so it will be significantly cheaper. Under the hood, the American hypercar will pack a mid-mounted 6.2-liter supercharged V8 – the same engine that powers the Corvette Z06, Camaro ZL1, and Cadillac CTS-V.
The engine produces 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and will be mated to either an old-school manual stick shifter or an automatic transmission with paddle shifters. There will also be a more potent version available packing the LT5 from the Corvette ZR1, increasing the output to 800 horsepower.
A retro-inspired 006 sports car will also be built at the Connecticut plant. Production of the SCG 004S will begin later next year. SCG plans to build more units than any of the company’s previous projects, but it will still be exceedingly rare. Since SCG is classified as an NHTSA-approved low volume manufacturer, it can build up to 325 cars per year for the US market without having to meet the same safety and emissions regulations as larger manufacturers.