American-based small-scale manufacturer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has been making headlines for many years with its interesting race-derived products. Company founder James Glickenhaus has never masked the fact that he would like to return the US to glory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This week the company took one step closer to that reality when it unveiled the SCG 007 Hypercar.
From next year the famous race in France will adopt a new rule set that will allow manufacturers to compete with road-based hypercars (read more about the new rules here). These regulations mean that any manufacturer with a car that conforms can compete. SCG will be competing against the likes of Toyota, Aston Martin, Ginetta and ByKolles Racing who have all confirmed their entries in the 2020/2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season.
The SCG 007 Hypercar will be the car that Glickenhaus plans to use to beat the best of the OEM world. Of course, the outfit is no stranger to endurance racing. SCG has taken class wins in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring with its SCG003C. The team also plans to take on the famous Baja 1000 race with a bespoke creation called the Baja Boot (more info here)
To conform to the new rules the American firm has created the SCG 007 hypercar. These images are the first info we have. Downforce will be provided by that massive rear wing and large rear diffuser. Aero addenda at the front include hood venting, a splitter and a set of side flicks.
No technical details have yet been released. Some are speculating that the Alfa-esque colour scheme hints at what lies under the engine cover. It is rumoured that SCG 007 will be powered by the same 3,0-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 as found in the Giulia QV. In race trim it is reported that that the car’s powerplant will deliver 485 kW to the rear wheels and will be supplemented with a 112 kW hybrid unit driving the front axle.
To be eligible for the new class SCG will have to sell 20-or-more units of this extreme machine. The expected price tag is a million dollars. A pair of factory-backed entries will compete at Le Mans and SCG is not ruling out customer teams that will also be able to purchase and race the car.