It’s been more than six months since the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004C racing car made its debut at the 2020 Nürburgring 24 Hours, a grueling race in which the car achieved a respectable 14th place overall.
The company will shortly introduce the street version 004S. The street car successfully passed the first of several crash tests required for certification, and famous auto detailer Ammo NYC has some shots of it. If you’re short on time, you’ll need to jump to the start of the crash test footage up to the 2:19 pm mark. The specific test is a frontal impact at 30 mph.
Ammo NYC is working closely with Glickenhaus to develop some of the exterior fairings for the 004S. There will be exposed carbon fibers that buyers can order with a shade, as well as matte and polished surfaces.
According to Glickenhaus, production of the 004S can begin shortly after all crash tests have been completed. The company currently estimates that orders placed today can be delivered by late 2021 or early next year. Production takes place at the company’s facility in Danbury, Connecticut.
Compared to the 004C race car, which was developed to meet GT3 specs, the 004S has a significantly milder aerodynamic setup, but still generates up to 1,322 pounds of downforce at 300 km / h. It also has fewer inlets as well as exhaust tips exiting the rear deck rather than the rear lower fascia.
The 004S will also produce a track-oriented CS variant. This 004CS will be a special version that will allow owners to switch between street and racing configurations. This means it can be driven on the road but can become a homologated racing car with a few simple modifications.
The 004S starts at $ 460,000 and comes with General Motors’ LT4 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged, which develops 650 horsepower and is mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox and gear stick (the race car has a modified version of the LT4). . Stretch a little for the 004CS, which starts at $ 598,000, and you get GM’s 6.2-liter LT5 V-8 supercharged 850 horsepower. In this case there is also a 7-speed manual transmission with paddle shifters. Ordering exposed carbon fiber costs a $ 70,000 premium for both.
In parallel to the 004C and the development of the 004S and 004CS, Glickenhaus developed the 007 racing car for the new Le Mans hypercar class of the endurance world championship. The 007 missed the opening lap of the WEC this month but is ready for the next race in Portimao, Portugal, scheduled for June 13th. Ryan Briscoe, Romain Dumas and Richard Westbrook take turns driving.
A street version of the 007 racing driver is also planned, but production will only take place if Glickenhaus receives firm orders for each planned 24-car run. This one comes with 1,400 horsepower and a price of 2.3 million US dollars.