The SCG 007 almost ready for the debut in the brand new WEC top class

20 April 2021

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.

Assembly process

Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations able to handle module up to 1200 mm length
- Different cooling strategies can be handled within this station
- Similar capacity cells can be sorted and included in a module
- Fast and tack-free led lamp curing
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations can handle different cell dimensions and different thermal extraction strategies
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
Bus Bar Laser Welding
- Cutting edge laser beam technology that guarantees robust joints for several type of busbar connections
- Possibility to weld challenging reflective materials such as CU, Al and dissimiral combination of materials
- Internal development of welding parameters
- Extensive quality control such as weld penetration in process monitoring and resistivity checks
- Stations can handle module up to 1200 mm length and 600 mm width
Bus Bar Laser Welding
Ultrasonic wire bonding
- Fully automatic station
- Wire bonding with the highest axis accuracy
- Continuous real time monitoring of wire condition and process
- Integrated quality control
Ultrasonic wire bonding
Pack assembly stations
- Stations equipped with manual assistors and process dedicated tools to allow assembly teams to work in perfect ergonomic and safe conditions
- Stations equipped with torque monitored tools
- Control tracking system to verify process completion and quality monitoring
- Junction box assembly and quality control
- Controlled sealing application completed after functional test
Pack assembly stations
EOL Testing
- Battery module and pack functional tests
- BMS firmware and software flashing
- Pack cooling system integrity test
EOL Testing

Main features

  • Safety: BMS Design compliant for ISO 26262
  • Scalable slave-master architecture, handles systems
    up to 1.000 V
  • Cell dissipative balancing


  • Real time monitoring cells & components voltage
    and temperatures
  • Advanced algorithms for SOC/SOH estimation
  • Advanced SOP estimation with realtime cell
    thermoelectrical models
  • Electromechanical components feedback monitoring
    and degradation estimation (fuses, contactors)
  • Control and monitoring of the thermal management system
  • Sensing of current, water leak, internal humidity, etc
  • Ground fault monitoring of grounded or ungrounded systems

Services related to BMS

  • Testing and modelling of battery cells
    and systems
  • Experimental characterization of cells
    for accurate state estimation algorithms
    (e.g., SOC, SOE, SOH, SOP)
  • BMS hardware and software development
    for specific applications
  • Prototyping of high-performance
    battery systems
  • Consulting in the field of battery systems

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