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WEC | Glickenhaus Confirms Two Car Works Entry For 2021

Finally some good news! Niche car build Glickenhaus have confirmed they will field a factory two-car assault on the WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours next season.

Having been one of the first manufacturers to express an interest in the proposed new top tier LMH regulations back in 2017, Jim Glickenhaus has recently officially confirmed his eponymous squad are on track to field not one, but two manufacturer backed entries for the newly refreshed World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours next season.

Using the Glickenhaus SCG 007 model run by the factory Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus operation, the cars are set to run under the new LMH regulations that are due to replace the current LMP1 Prototypes, joining the series alongside the already announced Toyota team and potential entries from ByKolles amongst others scheduled to race next season and beyond.

Announced Thursday, the team remain bullish about their prospects for 2021, and confirm preparations are well underway for the challenge ahead.

"In 2017 we stood up and said we would race the new Hypercar class. We are moving rapidly to fulfil that goal. The engineering of our chassis is complete, and we are finalising engineering on other components.”
"We have completed our first set of physical wind-tunnel testing, in one of the world’s top wind tunnels. We have already met several of our engineering targets, and are applying the lessons learned to move us towards additional targets.

Glickenhaus are set to use the Pipo Moteurs normally aspirated V8 in the new car, with testing of the powertrain expected to commence shortly before the team hit the circuit by the end of the year.


Original Source: dailysportscar

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Bless them and their optimism, they really think they're gonna make it to Le Mans and possibly win it too. Also real talk that car looks like something straight out of GTA, it doesn't look like a real race car but a car that's trying to look like a real race car.
 

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Bless them and their optimism, they really think they're gonna make it to Le Mans and possibly win it too. Also real talk that car looks like something straight out of GTA, it doesn't look like a real race car but a car that's trying to look like a real race car.
I always liked the look of their 2nd car, the GT3(almost) SSG003.
 

boomn

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Sexy ass even if i don't understand how it would be nice for a race car.
That's probably why the car appears to be changing away from that cool road car look :/ I think the title image at the top of this article is a newer image than the other renders in the article. Notice how it is similar but transformed more towards an LMP now
 

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Let it impress...!

The FWD Nissan LM car did one (disastrous) race, yet it will be talked about in years to come, just because of how crazy and out-of-the-box it was. Who cares about an Audi or a Peugeot that won Le Mans multiple times, if it has no charm? This car will turn heads and fill headlines in 12 months' time :)
 

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Bless them and their optimism, they really think they're gonna make it to Le Mans and possibly win it too. Also real talk that car looks like something straight out of GTA, it doesn't look like a real race car but a car that's trying to look like a real race car.
well they kicked the butts of big manufacturers and drivers in a rally last year (Baja?)
There is BoP, as long as you make the car easy to drive and good on tires you'll be fine
 

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They did well in some 24H Series races awhile back but usually ran into reliability issues & they regularly race in the VLN. They led at Misano one year after 9 hours then ran into engine trouble.
 

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So what you're saying is I need to make plans to go to France in 2021 decked out in Glickenhaus gear and American flags.
 
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davehenrie

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So what you're saying is I need to make plans to go to France in 2021 decked out in Glickenhaus gear and American flags.
well, probably American AND Italian gear. Glickenhaus has used Pinafarina in designing his first car(which looked very similar to the Ferrari P300) The engine builder is Italian and the chassis fabricator is also Italian.