Why wait for the Aston Martin Valkyrie when you can soon have this?
Jim Glickenhaus has been itching to let the public experience the Nurburgring-conquering SCG003 track monster on the road. Well, the independent carmaker is now one step closer to realizing his dream, because his company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, has just been officially certified as a low volume manufacturer by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That means he can now produce up to 325 cars per year in the US that aren’t required to meet certain federal safety and emissions regulations.
This also means he will soon be able to sell the insane road-legal SCG003 hypercar in the US. The road-going variant will be called the Stradale, and its specifications read like a race car for the road. Powering this extreme beast is a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 that produces a monstrous 750-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. That’s extreme levels of power when you consider it weighs less than 2,866 pounds thanks to its carbon fiber chassis. 0-62 mph takes just 2.9 seconds before the Stradale maxes out at 217 mph. It can also produce 1,550 pounds of downforce at 155 mph, which is insane for a street car. And soon it can be yours, providing you have $2 million to spare.
SCG says it plans to build four to six cars in 2018, and eight to 10 in 2019, and expects its production capacity to sell out soon. Alternatively, you’ll also be able to buy the even more hardcore Competizione Stradale due to be revealed at the Monterey Car Week next month which will still be road-legal but more track-focused. Then there’s the thoroughbred Competizione racer which blitzed the Nurburgring in six minutes and 33 seconds. Should you want one, SCG will even provide you with a full support team at any race. Both models will also cost $2 million. There’s even plans to build a second US production plant with a yearly capacity of 100 cars, so we could see new models in the future.