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Scud­e­ria Cameron Glick­en­haus

The Ve­hi­cles: Af­ter his ex­pe­ri­ence bring­ing the Fer­rari P4/5 by Pin­in­fa­rina to life a decade ago, Jim Glick­en­haus sought—and was granted— low-vol­ume­man­u­fac­tur­ers tat us from NHTSA. The SCG003S, a mid-en­gined su­per­car that’s es­sen­tially a de­tuned ver­sion of his en­durance race car, is his first in­tended pro­duc­tion ve­hi­cle. Four sub­se­quent mod­els have been con­ceived and planned as well. An­nounced: 2015 Promised: 2018 Key As­set: Glick­en­haus. He’s smart, ex­pe­ri­enced and wealthy. Achilles’ Heel: Ego, man­i­fest­ing it­self in too many prod­ucts. No­table Quote: “We have driven a Fer­rari P3/4 in the rain, a Ford Mark IV in the snow and a Lola Can-Am down the West Side High­way in New York City. Af­ter decades im­prov­ing cars, we were ready to cre­ate our own.” —G lick en ha us. Rac­ing Chance of Suc­cess: 7.8

W Mo­tors The Ve­hi­cle: Beirut-founded, Dubaibased W Mo­tors is best known for its 780hp Lykan Hyper­S­port, fea­tured in the sev­enth Fast and Fu­ri­ous movie. (Also for en­crust­ing the head­lights of said pro­duc­tion car with di­a­monds and/or other pre­cious stones.) Its USD1.9 mil­lion suc­ces­sor, the 800hp Fenyr Su­perS­port, uses proven, RUF-breathed-on, twin­turbo Porsche flat-six com­po­nents and will be as­sem­bled by Magna Steyr, the Aus­trian con­trac­tor that builds the Mercedes G-wa­gen. An­nounced: 2015 Promised: 2019 Key As­sets: It has ac­tu­ally built a car be­fore. Also, a func­tional pro­to­type ap­peared at the Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed and at Mon­terey Car Week last sum­mer, look­ing and sound­ing mean. Achilles’ Heel: The im­mi­nent end of the Fast and Fu­ri­ous fran­chise. No­table Quote: “The Fenyr Su­perS­port is a per­for­mance-­fo­cused su­per­car. In the core of this ma­chine lies the wolf’s heart.” — WMo­ Chance of Suc­cess: 6.0

Techrules The Ve­hi­cles: The Ren is a China-­made hy­brid su­per­car that uses a die­sel­fu­elled tur­bine as its range ex­ten­der. It can be con­fig­ured with one, two or three seats and dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tions of elec­tric mo­tors and bat­ter­ies. Or just go all-in on the claimed 1,287hp track-only Ren RS sin­gle-seater. An­nounced: 2017

Promised: 2020 Key As­set: An in­ter­est­ing shape penned by Italde­sign.

Achilles’ Heel: Tur­bine ve­hi­cles have never suc­ceeded be­cause of their in­her­ent li­a­bil­i­ties, which in­clude heat and in­ef­fi­ciency. No­table Quote: “The unique mod­u­lar de­sign of the Ren chas­sis and pow­er­train has en­abled us to cre­ate a per­fectly en­gi­neered high-per­for­mance track car and demon­strate our TREV [Tur­bine-­Recharg­ing Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle] tech­nol­ogy in the most ef­fi­cient way.” — Wil­liam Jin, founder and CEO of Techrules, in a 2018 Geneva mo­tor show press re­lease Chance of Suc­cess: 3.3

Lyons Mo­tor Car The Ve­hi­cle: Pur­port­edly a 1,700hp, 306-plus- km/h, seven-fig­ure car­bon-fi­bre hy­per­car, the LM2 Stream­liner’s most no­table ap­pear­ance, at the 2015 New York auto show, re­vealed it to be a spray­painted lump of foam. Founder Kevin Lyons is a graphic de­signer who worked at Cos­mopoli­tan mag­a­zine in the 1990s. He also scratch-built a Lam­borgh­ini Di­ablo replica without any ac­tual Lam­borgh­ini parts. The Stream­liner would then be the Venn-di­a­gram­matic in­ter­sec­tion of the most fan­tas­ti­cal el­e­ments of these two di­ver­gent rever­ies. An­nounced: 2015 Promised: 2020 Key As­set: Chutz­pah. Achilles’ Heel: Ev­ery­thing else. No­table Quote: “[Lyons] be­gan his artis­tic ed­u­ca­tion at the age of four, with sub­se­quent stud­ies of the great Re­nais­sance and modern art masters from an early age.” — Lyon­sMo­ Chance of Suc­cess: 0.5

Devel Mo­tors The Ve­hi­cles: The Six­teen, an Emi­rati hy­per­car in­tended to have 5,007hp and break the 483km/ bar­rier in its

h top USD1.8 mil­lion drag-rac­ing spec. Its Michi­gan-built quad-tur­bocharged V16 is based on a pair of GM LS V8s. Two road­go­ing ver­sions with a mere 2,000 or 3,000hp are also planned. If the Six­teen doesn’t work out, the com­pany is de­vel­op­ing the Sixty, a six-wheel-drive, dune-de­stroy­ing SUV. An­nounced: 2013 Promised: Yes Key As­set: Chief en­gi­neer Paolo Garella, for­mer head of Pin­in­fa­rina Spe­cial Projects. Achilles’ Heels: Tyres. Three­d­i­men­sional re­al­ity.

No­table Quote: “Devel Six­teen is born with ex­treme per­for­mance and unimag­in­able out­stand­ing power of 10

su­per­cars.” — DevelMo­ Chance of Suc­cess: 0.2

From top: Scud­e­ria Cameron Glick­en­haus SCG003s;Devel Six­teen.

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