Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has confirmed that they will field a two-car factory Hypercar effort for the 2021 FIA WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours in 2021.
The SCG 007, powered by a Pipo Moteurs-built, but Glickenhaus-branded Turbo V8 is progressing through the design stages at present:
“In 2017 we stood up and said we would race the new Hypercar class. We are moving rapidly to fulfil that goal. The engineering of our chassis is complete, and we are finalizing engineering on other components.”
“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’s before the end of this year.”
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: “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.”