James Glickenhaus is probably just as much of a visionary as Elon Musk, yet he only enjoys half the fanfare and a mere fraction of the Twitter followers. Realistically though, it’s actually a disservice to compare Glickenhaus to Musk as he’s really more modern-day Carroll Shelby than a weed-smoking, EV selling, stock market manipulator, but I digress.
Glickenhaus has a knack for building performance vehicles, pushing them to their limits, and successfully competing in some of the most grueling races in the world like the Nurburgring 24 Hours and the Baja 1000.
Currently, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is hard at work on the SCG 007, a Le Mans-spec hypercar the company hopes can challenge for overall victory in the coming years. There’s also the recently announced SCG 006, which is an old school coupe/spyder program that uses modern mechanicals under a body that riffs on the Ferrari 250 GTO. Plus of course, the headline-making SCG Boot which has already bested Ford Motor Company at the Baja 1000 for the past two years in a row, and taken class victory to boot (pun intended, yes).
But now, SCG is planning something even more outlandish than anything we’ve seen from the company yet. Meet the SCG 009.
The latest vision from Scuderia Cameron Glickhaus definitely has a Lamborghini Diablo vibe, mixed with a pinch of Ferrari 512S Modulo, a sprinkle of Lancia Stratos, and a dash of Vector M12 thrown in for flavor. It’s been envisioned to function with a Hydrogen propulsion system that the company says will be able to cover the roughly 2,800 miles that separate New York from Los Angeles on just one tank of fuel.
The details are scant at this point, but we do know that the development of the SCG’s hydrogen powerplant is already underway, with the company planning to run a hydrogen-powered SCG Boot in the 2023 Baja 1000, which will likely form the basis of the SCG 009’s running gear. Glickenhaus is hoping to be able to run the entire Baja 1000 on just one tank of hydrogen.
We could eventually even see James Glickenhaus try and take the SCG 009 to Le Mans as a Garage 56 entry, a special grid slot reserved for innovative cars pushing the limits of technology.
The only line from Glickenhaus regarding the SCG 009 was “one’s reach should always exceed one’s grasp.” Indeed, and Godspeed.
– By Micheal Accardi