The Glickenhaus 007 has been filmed tests at the famed Autodromo Nazionale di Monza circuit. The entry into the new Le Mans Hypercar classification options to choose on the likes of Toyota and Peugeot with a twin-turbo 3.five-liter V8. And if the sounds generated by the wailing motor is any indication, the new class will be a raucous superior time.
Whilst limited to 670 horsepower by class guidelines, very a bit decrease than current Le Mans race automobiles, the arranging powers that be hope slower automobiles and less growth expenditures will enable decrease the bar of entry. That, in transform, should draw in additional producers and make races additional enjoyable. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus was priced out of the outgoing courses, but believes they will be aggressive in Hypercar.
It also means the highway-heading version of the Glickenhaus 007 will have very a bit additional electrical power — 840 from a 3.-liter V8 at final rely — than the race auto it truly is dependent on. (Equally, Toyota’s GR Super Sports activities highway auto is said to have 986 horsepower). Hypercar guidelines involve at minimum twenty avenue-legal versions to be created.
The Glickenhaus 007’s motor is a bespoke style designed by France’s Pipo Moteurs. That organization is almost certainly best known for constructing the engines for Ford and Peugeot’s WRC automobiles. Nonetheless, Glickenhaus’ partnerships with founded names in the racing entire world won’t close there. The auto is currently being designed by Joest, who has partnered with Porsche, Audi and Mazda on their prototype racers, and whose Bentley Velocity 8 GTP received Le Mans in 2003. The aerodynamics are currently being designed by Sauber, popular for creating Mercedes’ Team C racers.
Glickenhaus believes it can be the initial American company to gain in general at the 24 Several hours of Le Mans because Ford’s final manufacturing facility-backed gain with the GT40 in 1967, and a privateer GT40 gain in 1969. If matters go in accordance to system, the Le Mans Hypercar class will kick off this 12 months, with Ferrari becoming a member of in 2023, and hopefully usher in the upcoming golden period of prototype racing.
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