Hunting on the Nordschleife record

New York (USA), February 20, 2017

It is a record for the ages: In 1983, racing legend Stefan Bellof circumnavigated the Northern loop of the Nürburgring in almost unbelievable 6:11 minutes. In comparison, the record held by the Porsche 918 for road vehicles is 6:57 minutes. Jim Glickenhaus wants to pulverize him now with his Super Sport SCG003S. You will be presented with the extreme car at the Geneva Auto Show 2017 (9 to 19 March 2017).

The high C

Jim Glickenhaus engaged in the border area between street sports cars and race cars for over 40 years. 2011, he became known to a wider public when he joined on with the unique Ferrari P4/5 Competizione at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring. The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus resulted in SCG, briefly, including the development of an own car. With the SGC003C (the C alias indicates "Competizione" pure sport use) whose class won the 24-hour race.

More power in the S

The SGC003S is derived from the C model now (here the S for "Stradale", so the roadworthiness). The performance of the TwinTurbo V8 with 4.4 litre capacity grew by 550 HP and 600 nm of maximum torque 800 HP and 850 nm. This should be enough for around 350 km/h, the SGC003S to 100 sprints in under three seconds. The power care a seven-speed sequential gearbox.

Components from racing

Of course, some details, such as the increase of the body under 50 km/h or the climate control bear witness to the idea of comfort. In addition, customers can let off steam at the Interior of the car built in Italy and order even a right hand drive. But the majority of the components shows: Glickenhaus is very serious with the 6:30 minutes targeted by him. Thus, the monocoque body weighs just 105 kilograms, at speeds of 250, a sophisticated aerodynamics is to generate a pressure of 700 kilograms. Brembo contributes carbon ceramic brakes.

Radical on the race track

Similar to various driving modes like when Ferrari can be selected by a rotary knob. In the case of the SCG003S: track, sport, comfort and a rain program. Engine, gearbox and suspension are influenced. Only in the ' track ' mode, the traction control can be turned off, either the strength of their procedure in four steps can be regulated. When will the 6:30 minute mark in attack? We tap to optimum conditions in the summer 2017.(rh)