The SCG 007 almost ready for the debut in the brand new WEC top class
Pont-Saint-Martin, 20 April 2021 – The first Glickenhaus 007 LMH – Le Mans Hypercar, designed and built by Podium Advanced Technologies, has successfully completed a series of performance test in the last weeks at the circuits of Vallelunga and Monza.
Supported as usual by Podium, official supplier of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus racing services, the first three rounds have been carried out to test the performance of the hypercar, regarding the general set-up, the new tyres provided by Michelin, and the development of all the subsystems, from powertrain to chassis, from electronics to suspension. The fourth test has covered the durability validation, with a complete stint of more than one hour and circa 2,000 kilometers covered in two days.
At the end of April the SCG 007 will go under another endurance validation test in Vallelunga, while in May is moving to the circuit of Aragón to run a 30-hour test.
A second SCG 007 LMH car is going to be validated by physical wind-tunnel testing, in view of its homologation.
From the point of view of logistics and organization, testing has been also a crucial moment to train the team, an essential part of the preparation for the season: sessions in Vallelunga and Monza has helped enhance the spirit of cooperation and synchronize every action from each member of the group.
The SCG 007, which adopts a custom twin turbo 3.5 liter V8 engine developed by the French engine builder Pipo Moteurs, has defined the line-up of drivers: Richard Westbrook, Franck Mailleux, Olivier Pla, Ryan Briscoe, Luis Felipe Derani, Gustavo Menezes, and Romain Dumas.
Together with Toyota, the Glickenhaus 007 LMH is the first car launched to the new Le Mans Hypercar regulations that the World Endurance Championship’s top class is running from this year, focused on a major streamlining of budget. By 2023 they will be joined by Ferrari, Peugeot, Porsche, Audi and Acura: a compelling challenge for a boutique manufacturer as Glickenhaus, compared to those big names.
One year after the first announcement the Glickenhaus 007 LMH is finally on the way to become a strong competitor in the first year in FIA WEC and Le Mans 24h.
Along with the 007, Glickenhaus Racing will race the 2021 season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series with its 004C that last year made a brilliant debut at the legendary 24 Hours, finishing 14th overall among the GT3 vehicles. The Glickenhaus 004C, developed and built by Podium Advanced Technologies, will begin the season at the NLS 3 ADAC ACAS Cup on 1st of May. One week later it will take part at the ADAC Qualification Race and at the beginning of June at the ADAC TOTAL 24H Race.