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Scuderia Glickenhaus is Headed to Le Mans with this Stunner

This new car, the SCG007, will compete in the new Hypercar Class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Evan Williams By: Evan Williams September 19, 2019

You may have thought that the era of the privateer team in their own car at Le Mans was over, but thanks to the new and upcoming hypercar class, it’s not dead yet. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is headed for the ultimate endurance race with the 007 and the aim of being the first American manufacturer to win the race since 1969.

If you haven’t heard of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, then you might want to fix that. Quickly. The New York-based team was founded by film producer James Glickenhaus. The avid Ferrari collector rose to automotive prominence with the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina. A one-off he commissioned from the coachbuilder that led to a series of his own cars intended for street and track with a variety of engines. The company has competed at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and other endurance races.

This new car, the SCG007, will compete in the new Hypercar Class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s a new top class that replaces the LMP1 cars, which were cars built to compete at Le Mans, and replace them with something from the past. Something more production-based.

Scuderia Glickenhaus

Scuderia Glickenhaus

It’s not exactly stock fast cars, but they can still look like a stock-chassis hypercar. Current expected entrants inlcude the Aston Martin Valkyrie, for example. The class is designed to reduce spending, and gets interesting rule changes like unlimited engine displacement capacity but based on stock blocks. Stock here meaning 25 homologated road car versions by the end of 2020 and 100 by the end of 2021. Though they are limited to exactly 681.239 hp and it has to go to the rear wheels.

James Glickenhaus posted the full renderings of the SCG 007 LMP to social media captioned “cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.” He also posted “3L TT V6” which leads us to believe that it would come with a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 making that 681 hp. Or at least something close to it.

The company is planning to run factory cars in the series, and will also be selling cars to customer teams. And if you want a road car, those will be available too in a limited run. SCG is approved in the US as an NHTSA Low Volume Manufacturer meaning it can put out up to 325 US road-legal cars each year.

This release of the stunning car is short on details but long on us drooling over what Le Mans 2020 is going to look like.