How to build an SCG 004C, on fast-forward
Professional racing teams are always busy tweaking something, especially on a prototype. This often leads to a practice in which, regardless of how many years of careful planning and simulation went into a project, if a car has to do its first shakedown laps on a Tuesday, it probably won’t be “on the ground” before Sunday, and certainly won’t be set up for its first laps before Tuesday morning.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has a new racing car, the SCG 004C. It will soon be followed by the road version called the 004S, which will be built at a new factory in Connecticut. However, before this latest GM-powered mid-engine machine hits the streets, the racing version will take part in not only a 30-hour testing session next week at the Nürburgring, but also the 24-hour main race in May. All in the name of SCG’s road car development, and Glickenhaus’ demonstrated racing spirit.
Built to comply with the FIA’s GT3-specs, the 004C is detuned to around 525 horsepower. In case you and your highly skilled friends want to somehow build one on your own, here’s how to do it, compressed into under a minute and a half in the form of a neat time-lapse: