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Want A Road-Legal SCG 003? Go Build It Yourself

SCG will send someone to help if you get stuck.

For small car companies that specialize in niche appeal vehicles, getting their wares road legal in the States can be quite a tricky endeavor. There are, though, ways you can work around such a predicament - with the two most popular being the mileage-limited 'Show And Display' route, or offering the car in question in kit car form. Unsurprisingly, the latter option is the more popular one on balance, and especially - as Road And Track has reported - it seems with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus.

In order to circumvent as many cost-prohibitive safety regulations as possible, SCG is planning to offer the road-legal version of its 003 endurance racer as a build-it-yourself kit. Which is rather unusual for a car of this caliber: the only other kit car we can think of with similar performance to the SCG are the higher-power Ultima cars, which costs roughly a tenth of the $1.3 million that you'll likely need to put aside for a 003. Still, you do pay for what you get with the SCG - the chassis is pretty much identical to the same one used on the VLN endurance racer, and the engine being offered on the road cars is a mighty 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that channels all of its 800 hp through the same paddleshift gearbox used by Koenigsegg.

Putting the car together also shouldn't be too tricky. It won't be a walk in the park (SCG reckons it'll take about three days to construct the vehicle from home), the modular architecture of the 003 does in theory reduce the complexity that comes with building a true-to-the-term race car for the road. Plus, if you feel the task is too daunting on your own, SCG will also offer a technician to come along and help build the car for you. Of course, putting together a kit car and having it approved for use on the public road are two completely separate entities, so it'll be interesting to see if the SCG range will be permanently confined to a life on the race track or not.

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