Glickenhaus releases renderings of non-hybrid WEC Hypercar
American producer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has launched new renderings of its upcoming 007 Hypercar Prototype which is ready to compete within the 2020/21 FIA WEC season, the primary 12 months of the brand new top-class laws.
In keeping with firm principal Jim Glickenhaus, its new automobile — which is being inbuilt Italy at Podium — shall be powered by a three-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine from a yet-to-be-announced engine provider.
Glickenhaus has a historical past of manufacturing vehicles with parts which can be an homage to different main marques. It’s clear by means of the livery introduced within the renderings that the Alfa Romeo racing line of the 1970s is firmly on Glickenhaus’ thoughts within the spirit of this design. It might not be a coincidence that there’s a three-liter twin-turbo V6 in Alfa’s present product line.
Glickenhaus did affirm that the latest adjustments within the rule set for Hypercar Prototype have modified its intention as to the character of the facility prepare. The Glickenhaus, set to be constructed this winter and more likely to take a look at for the primary time post-Le Mans 2020 (nonetheless pre-season for the 2020-21 championship), is anticipated to go with out a hybrid system. The decreased energy output (circa 750hp) is now properly inside attain of a race-prepared twin-turbo V6.
Glickenhaus advised RACER earlier this 12 months that the 007 can be function a front-wheel-drive KERS system. Again then, he additionally said that the automobile can be a prototype relatively than road-car-based. A restricted run of road-going 007s are nonetheless as a consequence of be made, although.
<h2 class="related__header">Extra Le Mans/WEC!</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2019/09/17/wec-lmp1-success-handicaps-decided-for-fuji/" data-track="-in-article-related-auto"><h2 class="block__title">WEC LMP1 success handicaps determined for Fuji</h2><h2 class="block__title">Hartley inspired by tempo in Toyota WEC debut</h2><h2 class="block__title">Toyota secures 1-2 at Silverstone</h2></apart> <p>“We’re utilizing the whole lot we discovered in 003 (the automobile which frequented the Nurburgring), which is now going into 004 (a brand new GT3/GT2 spec mannequin), which can turn into a part of 007,” he stated again within the spring. “We’re going to have our race automobile with a prototype tub;our street automobile may have extra of a street automobile kind tub. We are going to make (a restricted run of) street authorized examples of it.</p> <p>“We’ll in all probability construct the race model, as a prototype; the street model which might be very comparable, and which we'll promote greater than 20 of. That’s not the problem, however it'll make it a bit extra sensible for the street.</p> <p>“We expect the street automobile shall be very snug and look nearly similar, and apparently sufficient they’ll have the identical horsepower.”</p> <p>Toyota and Aston Martin have additionally signed up for the brand new Hypercar Prototype components, with former WEC staff ByKolles having additionally said its intentions to race automobile constructed for the brand new laws.</p> <p>Toyota will race a hybrid-powered prototype, whereas Aston Martin and now Glickenhaus will race with non-hybrid challengers. Elsewhere, Brabham Automotive additionally advised RACER this summer time that it's trying on the new laws.</p> <p> </p>