Can Glickenhaus achieve Le Mans glory?
If you want to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans you need passion, engineering excellence, and a little bit of luck. The team at Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is hungry for a Le Mans podium using their latest SGC 007C as an entry in the newly formed WEC Hypercar class.
To power their latest endurance racecar, SCG partnered with legendary French engine builder Pipo Moteurs to develop and build a twin-turbo V8 for their SCG 007C to victory at Le Mans.
The Sleepy Hollow, NY based boutique supercar manufacture has quite a list of racing achievements. Most recently winning the Baja 1000 with their reimagined Baja Boot initially build by Steve McQueen. The achievement grows in impact when you factor in stiff competition from Ford who ran the all-new Bronco as a PR stunt for the upcoming SUV launch. This isn’t Glickenhuas’s first time slaying a goliath.
With previous iterations of their racing car specifically the SCG003 Glickenhaus dominated the 24 hours of the Nurburgring. Finishing first in class during this brutal event three years in a row starting in 2017. Glickenhuas cites the careful development of their car’s aero package as a key factor in their victories. The SCG003 is hand-built in Glickenhaus’s factory in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and used power for BMW’s twin-turbo 4.4-litrе engine.
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To compete in the WEC’s new LMP-Hypercar class and go for an overall win at Le Mans, Glickenhaus believes the passionate French engine builders at Pipo Moteurs hold the key component. With experience crafting Le Mans-winning engines, Pipo Moteurs are no strangers to the hellish punishment of endurance racing which makes them a powerful ally in Glickenhaus’s quest.
Glickenhaus proudly proclaims on their website, “It has been over 50 years since a car made in America has won First Overall at Le Mans. We have been working for 50 years to change that.” This is quite a quest, but Glickenhaus proves to be giant slayers that could hoist an American flag over the next 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
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