American race car firm Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus wants to break into the road-legal car business, and it plans to do so with this, the SCG 004S, a street car that just happens to also have racing aspirations.

The SCG 004S is the company’s first real effort at a more entry-level sports car, if you can call a $400,000 three-seater with a 650-horsepower 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 “entry-level.”

Make no mistake, though, this is still – like the company’s supercar-grade SCG 003 – a driver’s car, with a gated six-speed manual transmission – paddle shifters optional – and a central pilot’s seat ahead of the two passengers a la the McLaren F1.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus plans to have a prototype running next year, and for deliveries to begin in 2019; by 2021, they want to build about 250 per year, and have a race variant entered in GTE-/GTLM-/GT3-class races.

The firm – which was started not long ago by movie producer James Glickenhaus, who was inspired to make his own car after building some one-offs with Ferrari stylists Pininfarina – has seen some racing success with its 003, so the goal of moving into these new classes with this light-volume production car seems a good move.