Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship have planned for a new hypercar segment. It has their first participant and it is not any major automaker. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has announced that their new SCG 007 will participate in this segment under new regulations. Even though the final form is still subjected to the full regulations, but it seems it is quite close to the done deal. Specification off the SCG 007 is still unknown but Glickenhaus said that several road-going versions have already been spoken for even before full revelation.
It is quite shocking considering that this kind of fanfare is usually garnered by big established players and not by some newcomer. This also proves that buyers are confident about Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. For those who are unfamiliar with the Scuderia brand, it is established by filmmaker, financier, and certified car enthusiast by the name of James Glickenhaus. They commissioned Ferrari P4/5 from Pininfarina and managed to build SCG 003 largely by its own. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus have already announced their plan to build new SCG 004 at their dedicated facility based in Connecticut. Thus, it will join latest American supercar maker list that includes SSC and Hennessey.
The new endurance racing class is being developed by FIA and 24 Hours of Le Mans governing body ACO. This category will replace the current LMP1 class will affordable race cars that are based on road-going hypercars. The new rule book is currently written by major global participants such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford, McLaren, and Toyota. So, we are going to see SCG 007 participate against the likes of competition version of McLaren Senna, Ford GT, Toyota GR Super Sport, Aston Martin Valhalla and others from Ferrari and Koenigsegg.