Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus announces programs for 2019-2020 and beyond

1 March 2019

New York, 1 March 2019 – A last season at the Nürburgring for SCG003C, a new one dawning for SCG004C and a whole new adventure at Le Mans, constantly supported by Podium Advanced Technologies, …not to mention the Baja 1000.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus released today a press bulletin articulating his founder’s rule breaking and engaging vision of what the automotive experience should be into a sound and far reaching industrial plan.
Podium Advanced Technologies is part of this plan, teaming up on the engineering side and taking care of race operations and race car development.
Please see below excerpts of the SCG Press Bulletin.


Since 2011 we have 8 seasons of endurance racing, 8 24-Hour finishes, 3 First in Class, 1 Second in Class, 1 Third in Class, and we took the Pole in 2017.
We will return for one final season with our SPX 003C in 2019.
In 2020 we will race at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring with our 004 GT3 and our 004 GT4 teams.
Our factory 003C is testing today and committed to race in 2019 VLN1, the 6 Hour Qualifying, and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring;
We are building, homologating, and testing factory 004C GT3s and 004C GT4s to race at the Nürburgring starting in 2020;
004 GT3: 500,000 USD with running costs significantly lower than comparable cars;
004 GT4: 250,000 USD with running costs significantly lower than comparable cars.

Le Mans

We have been dreaming of racing Le Mans in a car made in the United States of America ever since Henry Ford was the last American team to win First Overall in 1967.
We were the first and, thus far, only manufacturer to commit to racing the WEC 2020/21 Season in the new top Hypercar class in the summer of 2018.
Since the WEC finalized the rules on December 5 2018, we have been working with passion.
We have taken 8 seasons of endurance racing experience, over 50,000km of endurance racing driving, and terabytes of data as a baseline to design and engineer our 007 Le Mans Hypercar.
Since the rules were finalized, we have:
Completed first work phase of budget, timeline, and detailed study of the rules;
Completed over 3,500 hours of engineering on the 007 chassis;
Completed over 7,000 hours of engineering on the 007 suspension;
Continued working with Luca Ciancetti of Podium Advanced Technologies – the same team that we have been working with since we developed a hybrid KERS system for P4/5 Competizione in 2011 – to design our own LMP1 hybrid system. Our work together led us to an FIA World Champion Cup in Alternative Energies. As per the WEC rules, we will offer our new hybrid system to other hypercar teams;
Began engineering studies for engine and hybrid systems;
Committed to build no more than 30 Le Mans Road-Legal Hypercars offered at 1,955,000 USD each. 100% of the profits from these vehicles will go to fund the Le Mans/Racing program. These cars will have 800 HP engine + a 200 HP hybrid system similar to the system we use on our LMP1 car.

The Baja 1000

At 1000 miles, the Baja 1000 is the longest continuous off-road race in the world.
In 1967 Vin Hickey purpose built the GM-powered Baja Boot to compete in the inaugural Baja 1000 race, and it was raced by Steve McQueen and Bud Edkins.
We purchased the Boot in 2010 and imagined racing a new version.
In January 2018 we asked our designer Michael Young to imagine a new Baja Boot that was capable of racing the Baja 1000 in stock form, and then driving home. To bring this incredible challenge to life we turned to professional off-road racer and expert Darren Skilton to manage the project and racing program and builder Elliot Pollock and Armada Engineering to execute the build.
We will be racing our new Glickenhaus Boot in the 52nd Annual SCORE Baja 1000 in November 2019. We have fully-engineered a new Boot to be able pre-run the Baja 1000 in stock form, or race the Baja 1000 with the Baja package.

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