James Glickenhaus homemade race car stuffs it at the Nurburgring 24 qualifying

SCG 003 race car
Bad news for the homebrew race team Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, as one of its racing prototypes was knocked out of competition after a wreck during the qualifying session of the 24 hours of Nurburgring.

Unlike some other New York natives who claim they’re building the next great supercar, James Glickenhaus actually goes ahead and does it. His Ferrari-based and endorsed P4/5 creation set him on the path to create his own car from scratch: the SCG 003C. This is the competition version of the road-going version currently looking to prove its worth at the famous Nurburgring endurance event.

According to Daily Sports Car, The No. 40 SGC 003 driven by Ken Dobson took itself out in the middle of the night after shunting into a wall at around 124 mph. Dobson was checked out by the on-site medical staff, but he was released shortly thereafter, having suffered no serious injuries. Unfortunately, the car itself wasn’t so lucky, as the team declared it beyond immediate repair. This means it’s not written off; it just won’t be put back together in time for today’s race.

The carbon fiber monocoque racer is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo, six-cylinder engine that delivers 530 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This is routed to the ground by a six-speed paddle shift transmission.

Glickenhaus’ bespoke competition car will precede a follow-up run of a limited street car that will be offered to the public, unlike past private projects. This version will start in the ballpark of $2.6 million and will house a V-12 power plant rather than the turbo V-6.

While it’s an unfortunate blow to the team, the No. 9 Glickenhaus car is still fielding the track, hopefully surviving the grueling race to the checkered flag.

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