Nissan GT-R Engine to Power American Supercar

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) has decided to use the twin-turbo V6 engine from the Nissan GT-R for its upcoming SCG004S.

The American automaker originally announced the SCG004S would use a 5.0-liter V8, but according to Autocar, a switch has been made because the GT-R’s engine is “lighter” and “practically bulletproof,” according to company founder Jim Glickenhaus. It will be offered in different power outputs, with the entry-level model getting around 690 horsepower. It’s currently unclear how much power the high-performance version will offer.

Paired to the engine as standard will be a six-speed manual transmission, but a paddle-shift automatic will be available as an option.

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Glickenhaus also confirmed that the GT-R’s V6 will be used in the race variant of the SCG004S, which will compete at next year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours race. Joining the race car will be a road version that will drive to the track, get a race engine, compete, and then drive home.

SCG is using the more affordable model to scale up production and the company recently received permission to produce its cars in the U.S. Glickenhaus expects to produce around 250 units of the SCG004S per year from 2020.

Prototypes should begin testing in the coming months, with production and deliveries happening before the end of the year. SCG says it has sold out its full allocation of this year’s cars with a starting price around $400,000.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Jonny_Vancouver Jonny_Vancouver on Mar 20, 2018

    Smart move outsourcing the engine like that.

  • Mike Bike Mike Bike on May 07, 2018

    nice ferrari design copycat... beautiful but the central driving position makes the passenger seats seem too small and not at all secure with no bolsters worth mentioning... this car seems to be a gimmicky and reminiscent of the sports racing le mans cars with the camp stool cloth "passenger" seats for regulation compliance... but the punters with the dosh will no doubt be stuffing them into road fixtures with reckless abandon...