Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Glickenhaus releases its non-hybrid WEC Hypercar

A new rendering of the upcoming SCG007 Hypercar Prototype has been released by an American manufacturer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG), which has announced the participation in the 2020-21 WEC (World Endurance Championship) hypercar class with Toyota and Aston Martin.

The company has published on social networks the first images of its hypercar. The company hopes that the SCG 007 will be the first American car to win overall victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours since Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver won with the Ford GT40 (just) in 1969.

The new supercar – which is being built in Italy at Podium – will have a three-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine from a yet-to-be-announced engine supplier. Like the Aston Martin Valkyrie, it will be non-hybrid. Its horsepower is limited to 750, and a lower weight limit has been set at 1,100 kg (2,425 lb).

The rear wing is enormous, positioned up in the airstream
The rear wing is enormous, positioned up in the airstream

Gilckenhaus has said that it will sell the cars to privateer teams, and produce a road-going version. Under the new rules for the 2020-21 WEC season, hypercars can be based on road-going models, providing manufacturers sell at least 20 road-legal models over two years.

It is still unclear whether the road model SCG 007 will be equipped with a hybrid system, but there is no major design change between the hypercar class racing car and the road car, so the large rear wing is still there with the number plate.

At the moment Aston Martin and SCG are non-hybrid, but Toyota is planning to enter the hypercar class with a hybrid system.

Its price? SCG 007 is expected to reach two million dollars.