That’s no Enzo; the custom SCG003 by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus walks its own line

James Glickenhaus is less of a ‘why?’ person and more of a ‘why not?’ guy.

After personally commissioning Ferrari to build him an Enzo-based P4/5 and an F430-based P4/5 Competizione, the investor and former film director decided to build a supercar for himself. Mr. Glickenhaus, full of tenacious ambition, thought he could do it better than the king of the exotic car industry.

With the SCG003, he may have done just that.

The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003 is a custom-built supercar of an entirely unique design. Currently on display at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the car is built completely from scratch, starting with the carbon fiber chassis and pushrod suspension and ending with the aerodynamically sculpted paneling.

The vehicle comes in two versions, the SCG003C (Competizione) and the road-going SCG003S (Stradale), both of which share drop-dead gorgeous styling.

There are references to supercar and motorsport royalty throughout the bodywork. Shades of the Ferrari Enzo grace the front, while an LMP-style center fin highlights the side profile. There’s even a dash of the new Ford GT out back. It’s a beautiful car.

Under the vented engine lid of the Competizione sits a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 derived from a Honda Performance Development block. Another V6 is currently in development for the road-going Stradale.

Performance specifications were not specified in the automaker’s release, but rumors point to around 600 horsepower and a curb weight of less than 2,645 pounds for the SCG003C. In other words, it’ll be fast.

Unlike many automakers, who chase Nurburgring lap times under controlled environments, the $2.34 million SCG003C will enter the chaotic 24 Hours of Nurburgring race in May. Speaking of chaos, the $2.57 million SCG003S will also be driven through the streets of New York this year to prove its roadworthiness.

Well done, Mr. Glickenhaus. Well done.

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