► To compete in new hypercar championship
► Will use a twin-turbo V6
► And compete against Aston Martin and Toyota, so far...
The WEC hypercar grid is starting to take shape. After announcements from Aston Martin and Toyota, Glickenhaus has become the third manufacturer to confirm an entry for the new-look racing series.
Called the SCG 007, the new car will use a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged hybrid V6 powerplant generating 641bhp on the rear axle, and a further 148bhp thanks to KERs at the front. But apart from that, we know very little about the car.
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It’s impressive on the outside at least: it features the same classic-looking front end as the other Glickenhaus cars, but combines it with a traditional teardrop-shaped cabin and outrageous rear-wing. Think Toyota GT One mixed with a Ferrari F40 and some acid, and you’re pretty much there. And because the new series requires homologated cars, we'll get a road car version of it, too.
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Whether or not we’ll see Mercedes and Ferrari lining up alongside the new projects from Aston Martin, Toyota and Glickenhaus remains to be seen.
We’ll update this article when we know more.