The Glickenhaus 007 has been filmed screening at the famed Autodromo Nazionale di Monza circuit. The entry into the new Le Mans Hypercar group programs to choose on the likes of Toyota and Peugeot with a twin-turbo 3.five-liter V8. And if the sound generated by the wailing motor is any indication, the new class will be a raucous fantastic time.
While minimal to 670 horsepower by class guidelines, pretty a bit decreased than current Le Mans race autos, the arranging powers that be hope slower autos and less development costs will assistance decreased the bar of entry. That, in flip, must appeal to far more brands and make races far more fascinating. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus was priced out of the outgoing lessons, but thinks they will be competitive in Hypercar.
It also indicates the street-heading model of the Glickenhaus 007 will have pretty a bit far more electrical power — 840 from a 3.-liter V8 at last count — than the race vehicle it can be dependent on. (Similarly, Toyota’s GR Tremendous Sporting activities street vehicle is said to have 986 horsepower). Hypercar guidelines require at minimum twenty avenue-legal versions to be built.
The Glickenhaus 007’s motor is a bespoke design and style made by France’s Pipo Moteurs. That firm is possibly very best identified for constructing the engines for Ford and Peugeot’s WRC autos. Even so, Glickenhaus’ partnerships with recognized names in the racing entire world does not conclusion there. The vehicle is becoming made by Joest, who has partnered with Porsche, Audi and Mazda on their prototype racers, and whose Bentley Pace eight GTP won Le Mans in 2003. The aerodynamics are becoming made by Sauber, well known for planning Mercedes’ Team C racers.
Glickenhaus thinks it can be the to start with American producer to acquire total at the 24 Hrs of Le Mans since Ford’s last manufacturing facility-backed acquire with the GT40 in 1967, and a privateer GT40 acquire in 1969. If items go in accordance to system, the Le Mans Hypercar class will kick off this yr, with Ferrari signing up for in 2023, and with any luck , usher in the future golden era of prototype racing.