Jim Glickenhaus' SCG team has revealed a new track-only 003C that will race
at the Nurburgring 24 Hours this year.
The 003 Competizione was developed by the same team who gave us the Enzo-based P4/5 and the 430 Scuderia-based P4/5 Competizione. It was designed by a team from Granstudio in Turin, led by Lowie Vermeersch and Goran Popovic, and engineered by Podium Engineering and Paolo Catone, maker of Peugeot's 908 endurance prototype that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009.
The racing car uses a modular construction based on a new carbon fiber chassis that enables relatively easy engine swaps. Dunlop tires, Bosch Motorsport, front and rear push-rods and lots of downforce help the car be competitive against other factory and privateer racing cars at various events, starting with the aforementioned 2015 Nurburgring 24 Hours.
The car's engine started its life as a Honda, but was heavily modified by Autotecnica Motori and rebadged as an SCG. Mated to a Hewland paddle shift gearbox, it has a displacement of 3.5 liters and outputs 530 hp and 517 lb-ft of torque.