Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus announced that it is putting the final details for its World Endurance Championship hypercar program in place.
Even before the regulations for the racing series that will replace LMP1 class were announced at the recent Le Mans 24 Hours, James Glickenhaus had confirmed that his company would compete in the new top-tier of endurance racing.
The outfit will compete with the SCG 007. Speaking with Sports Car 365, Glickenhaus confirmed that its entry won’t be an all-new car and instead, is “going to be an 003 with an 004 nose and 004 tub.”
“The 004, which will be the three-seater with a center [positioned] driver, will be in the 007 as the conventional two-seater but the front differential through the KERS system will go through where the driver was,” Glickenhaus added. “The suspension pieces, the architecture and the brake systems [are evolutions]. The hybrid system is actually a throwback to when we made the P4/5 Competizione.”
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Glickenhaus intends on starting assembly of the 007 hypercar in September and hopes to have a running test mule before the end of the year. One thing the company has yet to confirm is the powertrain it will run.
“We actually have some very large and famous OEMs who are interested in providing engines for us. The rules are really set to make it easier to use a road-based engine,” Glickenhaus said. “At the [Nürburgring 24] I started talking to some manufacturers there. Some of them said point-blank that they couldn’t sell us race engines. But then one said that they are very interested in a proposal, and they are not building a car for Le Mans, so it wouldn’t be an issue.”
To gain entry into the series, manufacturers must build a minimum of 25 road cars, all fitted with the race car engine and some kind of KERS system. So, whatever the company decides, it will likely combine a 600 HP petrol engine with a 150 HP hybrid unit driving the front wheels.