In 2013, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus LLC, an American auto manufacturer made the announcement of the P 33. This model would later become known as the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003, a forerunner of the most recent limited edition sports and racing car that is set to make its formal debut in the near future. This was the forerunner of the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 008, in the SCG line that is being released in kit form. Although they've kept many of the details a secret, these things tend to leak out to the public. Here is what we know about it so far with 10 things you didn't know about the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 008.
1. The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 008 will be marketed as an 004
There are plans by the manufacturer to deliver the new 008 as the '004/MiniBoot," Previous versions were a little less rugged and were sold as SCG 004 models. The new 008 is following the Safari trend and the automaker has made them a bit beefier to rise to the market demand established by competitors.
2. The value is likely to be high and climb upwards from there
SCG has not mentioned pricing because they're not that far along yet. We can draw a few good guesses about the ballpark estimates of the price tag by looking backward in time at the starting price of the 004, which was listed at a base price of $400,000. If this sounds steep, take a glance at the retail price of its predecessor the 003, which went for approximately $2 million. It's going to be an expensive sports car, even in its kit form.
3. SCG is making it more affordable
Although the price of the new 008 has not yet been disclosed, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has already made a commitment to put this new sports car in the hands of more owners. It has been confirmed that SCG will offer parts for sale that can be bought in installments, according to a Facebook post made by Jim Glickenhaus, the founder of the company. The kit will be sold without the engine.
4. The 008 kits will be classified as home-built cars
After buying the kit the new owner will then be responsible for the purchase of the engine, but there are recommendations that also come with the purchase for the type of engine that you should install. According to SCG, the design of the 008 is a perfect fit for a GM 2.2-liter 4-cylinder Ecotec crate engine. Additional recommendations include a Sadev transaxle. According to the regulations in New York State, this will be classified as a home-built car because of the fact that it is purchased in kit form and put together from other parts that need to be bought separately.
5. The 008 is a sports car on steroids
The 008 will be no average sports car. While it will retain everything that you would expect to see in a sports car with the basic body design, SCG has made some impressive additions to the exterior design and the performance. It's going to be equipped with a higher and more rugged suspension along with a light bar, a winch, and even a roof rack that will make it look like a more rugged and capable vehicle that still has a sexy sports appeal.
6. It's still under development
The brass at SCG has confirmed that they are still working out quite a few of the details of the 008, but it looks like they are adding yet more elements that will make this one impressive kit car. They're adding some modifications in the variants of the kit to create some of them to be eligible for track racing. This gives new owners quite a few directions to go with their purchase. It's assumed that the basic kits will be the same but SCG will provide more information as the time of the release draws closer.
7. The 008 will look like a racing truck hybrid
Pictures that we've seen of the concept for the 008 takes on a look that we've not yet seen in a sports car. With the jacked-up suspension, the car looks more like a cross between a desert truck and a sports car. This is sure to be a trend-setting innovative new design that may set a precedent in the generations to come.
8. The 008 is being built by a novel racecar manufacturer
If you're not familiar with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, it's an automaker that has built a reputation for creating out of the box designs. The majority of their builds are novel and not something that you see every day. They also happen to have a decent track record when it comes to racing. To the manufacturer's credit, they've completed 8 24-hour finishes along with taking First Overall at the FIA World Championship Cup in Alternative Energies.
9. SCG has an impressive race history
In addition to the other credits, SCG racing machines have also completed one season of COTA and 7 seasons of endurance racing at Nurburgring. They took third in class at the 24-hours of COTA and they're not showing any signs of slowing production of their unique and ultra-fast racecars with speculation that the 008 may also be a serious contender.
10. The 008 will be a mechanic's dream
When the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 008 is released it's going to be a mechanic's dream. Although the company will make provision for all of the recommended parts that the kit is designed to accommodate, true race car mechanics may have a few ideas of their own. This will be one of the most amazing home-build kits ever released. Although there is no mention of the price, at least the parts will be available for sale in an installment format. This could make it a little more affordable.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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