Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG004S To Use 690HP Nissan GT-R Engine

When Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus unveiled the SCG004S last November, it stated that it would be powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 with 650 hp.

However, company boss Jim Glickenhaus revealed to Autocar that his new supercar will use the 3.8-liter twin-turbo VR38DETT V6 of the Nissan GT-R after all.

It might have lost two cylinders on the way to production, but the SCG004S will deliver 690 hp (up 40 hp than originally announced) in entry-level guise – and, if customers are not satisfied with that, even more.

Unlike the GT-R, which is offered exclusively with a paddle-shift dual-clutch transmission, the SCG004S will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox, while an auto ‘box will be an option.

Glickenhaus says he’s opted for the GT-R’s engine because it is lighter than the V8 and “practically bulletproof.” That’s probably why the SCG004S racing variant that will compete in the 2019 Nurburgring 24 Hours will also use a GT-R engine.

Testing of the SCG004S will commence in the coming months before customer examples are delivered before the end of the year. Prices start at $400,000 and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus intends on producing up to 250 examples annually.

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  • dean

    400k for a kit car!?!?!?!?!?!!!!???!!!

    • Bo Hanan

      A kit car that has no real drag in the front and looks like it’s 690+HP would lift it right off the road at full speed.

      • adam berry

        On the contrary, look at the vents on the front hood that release the pressure from the lower inlet. In conjunction with that upper opining acting as a wing, Id say this thing will have lots of usable down force.

    • If you call this a kitcar, you don’t know where you talking about. Oké it’s build out of an old concept, but that was just the inspiration, to build a whole new sportscar.

    • A kit car that is hand assembled in Italy?

      • dean

        like the cadillac allante?

        • I didn’t know it was a kit car, they surely flying those 747 from Italy to US for no reason.

  • pureworx

    hmm..will Nissan provide new engine to them? Or will they be taking existing gtr apart for engines? I really dont see Nissan hand building gtr engines for someone else to use in their own car.

    • They will ask Nissan as an OEM to provide engine. It’s nothinf new the 003 uses Honda engine straight from HPD facility.

      A lot of manufacturer do that. Like Aston uses V12 from Ford and V8 from Mercedes. It’s not that uncommon.

      • pureworx

        There’s a difference between the engines produced by ford, merc or Honda.. But the vr38dett is hand built in a special facility.. So if Nissan has the capacity to supply that engine.. Why has it not appeared in more vehicles in the Nissan Renault alliance?

        • It’s like asking why Ford is still building V12 for Aston Martin in separate plants, none of their car are using it. Simple answer it is profitable for them.

          Or if you want to take example of Morgan, BMW keep making N/A V8 until last year in a special assembly line dedicated for concept and prototype. When ask why they do it, the engineer says that they are happy that the engine they produce found a home in a good place (read: Morgan).

          So I didn’t see why Nissan didn’t supply them, they don’t compete with them directly. And why don’t Renualt/Nissan alliance use them on other cars? don’t ask me. But we got Q60 Eau Rouge which has been canned and RS 01 which is sort of dying.

    • Six_Tymes

      A great question! I’m very curious to know the answer

  • Bash

    Looks like something came straight out need for speed 2!

  • I hope we can see the 004 in GT3 racing or even GTE version in Le Mans!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Still not sold on the styling.

  • SteersUright

    Not beautiful nor with a powertrain known for generating any beautiful music, I don’t see the point of this car nor it doing very well. Scrap it and start over. This one is not emerging as a winner. I’d rather have a Huracan Performante, AMG GTC, 488GTB, or $150k NSX or GT3 RS and keep the significant chunk of change left over. Yes, I get it, this will be that much more exclusive. Who cares though when it isnt beautiful and doesn’t even sound exciting at speed?

  • Six_Tymes

    Want that car badly. I wish I was wealthy, id buy one.

  • Mark Seven-Ultranine

    Not feeling the love for the duck-billed front end.

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