New York, 4 June 2020. Two Glickenhaus SCG 007 LMP-Hypercars, developed by Podium Advanced Technologies, will race at Le Mans and the WEC in 2021.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus stated today: “we are incredibly excited to announce that we will be adding a second car and racing a two-car factory team with our 007 starting with Sebring, Spa, and then, of course, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will compete with Toyota and ByKolles in the LMH Hypercar class, while Peugeot is set to join the grid from 2022 onwards.
The new Hypercar – designed and built by Podium Advanced Technologies – will adopt a twin turbo 3,8 liter V8 engine developed by the French engine builder Pipo Moteurs, which has been successfully active on the rally scene for many years.
The team’s announcement continues “We have completed our first set of physical wind-tunnel testing, in one of the world’s top wind tunnels. We have already met several of our engineering targets, and are applying the lessons learned to move us towards additional targets. We will start dyno testing our Pipo engine next month, and we will be testing our 007 on track before the end of this year. In 2017 we stood up and said we would race the new Hypercar class. We are moving rapidly to fulfill that goal. The engineering of our chassis is complete, and we are finalizing engineering on other components.”
Le Mans organizer Automobile Club de l’Ouest has welcomed Glickenhaus’s plans to bolster the new Hypercar grid from 2021. Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: “This exciting announcement emphasizes the allure of our new top class. Incidentally, I should underline Glickenhaus’s great achievements both in building and promoting this machine. I would also like to thank Glickenhaus and all our manufacturers for their contribution to the discipline and their faith in our plans for the future of endurance racing.”
Jim Glickenhaus, founder of SCG said: “Ever since I listened to the 24 hours of Le Mans on my ham radio as a young boy I’ve dreamed of building a car to compete at Le Mans. I’m so happy that we are getting there.”
Jesse Glickenhaus, founder and SCG Managing Director, added: “If it can’t race the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it’s not that hyper. I would love to see other manufacturers join this incredible race. And we look forward to joining fans from around the world on this new challenge.”
Luca Ciancetti, team principle of the SCG WEC team, commented: “I am so proud of being part of this incredible adventure, and grateful to Jim and Jesse that trusted us and gave us this unique opportunity. The technical results we achieved so far are promising, having two cars in the factory team will make us even more competitive and I can’t wait to see the new SCG 007 on Le Mans start grid next year. We have been working with SCG for many years now, and it is as thrilling today as it was in the first place, always pushing boundaries and raising the bar.”