SCG 007 Le Mans Hypercar racer’s twin-turbo V-8 fired up for very first time

America’s Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus on Wednesday fired up for the initially time the engine destined to electricity its 007 Le Mans Hypercar race auto.

The motor is a bespoke 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 created by France’s Pipo Moteurs. Proven in 1973, Pipo has principally constructed engines for the Planet Rally Championship, most correctly with Peugeot and Ford. The organization has dabbled in other places as well, like touring cars and hill climbing.

SCG has not supplied any specs but LMH guidelines connect with for a maximum 670 hp. The LMH class, like the quicker LMP1 course it replaces, will allow for the two hybrid and non-hybrid entries. This yr non-hybrid LMP1 vehicles will be authorized to compete and in 2022 the polices will allow for automobiles from IMSA’s new LMDh course as properly. Equilibrium of Effectiveness rules will be made use of to equalize the playing industry.

SCG experienced prepared to go down the hybrid route but last yr decided to drop this because of to the pounds and complexity it would include to the 007. LMH vehicles want to meet up with a bare minimum fat of 2,270 lbs ..

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007 Le Mans Hypercar race car's V-8 engine

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007 Le Mans Hypercar race car’s V-8 engine

SCG will field the 007 in the WEC less than the workforce banner Glickenhaus Racing, and on Thursday it named Motul as a primary sponsor. SCG has also teamed up with Joest Racing and Sauber to aid with the 007’s progress and also the car’s racing campaign. And Italy’s Podium Sophisticated Technologies has been tapped to assemble it.

The initial shakedown ought to be imminent as the official pre-time take a look at, acknowledged as the Prologue, is scheduled to take location at Portugal’s Portimao from March 30-31. The initially round of the 2021 WEC season will also be at Portimao on April 4. The primary function, the 24 Several hours of Le Mans, operates June 12-13.

LMH aims to reestablish a relationship amongst the leading race autos and road cars, in distinction to the previous LMP1 prototypes. The procedures need groups to establish street vehicles with a very similar powertrain idea to the race motor vehicle. SCG ideas to give a road-likely variation of the 007, with the firm earlier listing a price tag of about $2.1 million.

SCG will go up against Toyota and Germany’s ByKolles in the LMH class. Peugeot is set to be a part of the fray in 2022.