It’s not easy to start a car company. In order to make sure your products are safe and clean burning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a series of tests and inspections for the manufacturer. It takes a significant amount of money and time, but Jim Glickenhaus and his team at SCG have been granted approval to build low-volume street legal cars. On a post to their Facebook page, they state the intention to build up to 6 cars for the 2018 model year and 10 for 2019. Legally, the low-volume manufacturer can build up to 325 cars annually without complying to emissions and crash standards imposed on mass-produced models.
Three production models are in final testing. Essentially variations on a theme, they are the SCG003S, SCG003CS, and SCG003C. We wrote about them awhile ago before the validation process began, but now we have the juicy details. If you need a daily driver, the SCG003S is the comfortable cruiser. It packs a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 making 750 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It’s bolted to a 7-speed dual-clutch and placed in a chassis of carbon fiber. Aiming for a curb weight under 2,866 lbs, it should be capable of 217 mph. The inboard suspension provides lateral grip of over 2.0G, which will be brutal on the backroads. The first example for sale will start at a cool $2,000,000. The middle model is the SCG003CS, it will be much closer to the track car, with suspension and aerodynamic enhancements. The first production version will be unveiled at the Quall Lodge next month. Full details of the race ready SC003C are coming soon, but in the meantime check out the interior of the CS and stay with us for all your supercar news.