Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus could be on course to beat a 34-year-old Nurburgring production car lap record if the racing version’s recent pace is anything to go by.
The SCG003C racer has already set a 6m40s lap time benchmark, says the firm; one of the quickest times ever laid down at the circuit. What’s more, it was recorded with 200bhp and 184lb ft less than the production car has, in order to meet racing regulations. It was also lugging 100kg of ballast around, suggesting the road car could be way faster.
Although the racing car’s time is not an official record, it’s already eight seconds faster than the current official 6m48s best for a production car, set by the Radical SR8LM. The road-legal SCG003S is aiming not just at beating the Radical, but also challenging the outright record; Stefan Bellof’s incredible 6m11s time set in a Porsche 956 Le Mans racer in 1983.
Entered into a recent six-hour race at the track, the SCG003C was the fastest car on track, setting the quickest circuit of the race and leading the pack until being forced to retire late-on with brake failure.
For comparison, the Porsche 918 Spyder’s best lap is 6m57s, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante did it in 6m52s and the McLaren P1’s unofficial best is 6m47s. We’ll be keeping a close eye on what Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus does next.