Jim Glickenhaus' 2017 Le Mans Car Already Has An Engine And A Hybrid System

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The existing pair of SCG 003s will keep racing at the Nürburgring while Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus gets closer to readying its road car and racer in the top class of the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, LMP1. Here’s what they have in store.

This news about a road-going SCG 003S, a mysterious one-off car and their LMP1 contender comes from Jim Glickenhaus himself:

We’re continuing to develop our road car and at the present time are offering race and V6 Competizione Stradale road version. While not finalized between a TTV12 or TTV8, we are exploring both options and believe they will work but we’d need to do more work before we can sell a road version with those engines.

We can sell a V6 track/street legal version in some parts of the world today and have a lot of interest in those and several deals pending. The TTV6 will be a road engine we’ve developed, badged as SCG. Race versions will have the Honda racing engine. We also have interest in a third or fourth race car for next year’s N24.

We are also moving forward on development of our LMP1 program for 2017 and have sourced a great engine and Bosch Hybrid system. Still looking for partners and sponsors.

We’re also working a client who wants a one off and remain hopeful that this entire adventure will continue.


So busy times at Team Glickenhaus, as always. After getting their best result yet with a ninth position overall at the seventh event in the VLN Nürburgring racing series in September, the two SCG 003Cs won’t stay cold for too long before their next race, the VLN 9, happens on October 17.

Lots of development work has been done since the Nürburgring 24. As testing continued at Spa and Monza, the team also did a few laps with Dunlop to get closer to what the SCG 003 needs against Audi’s Michelins. Let’s jump onboard for a few minutes!

Of course Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus isn’t aiming for a top finish in LMP1. They only want to do it for the sake of racing, and to prove it can be done. Yet you know which other LMP1 race car has a Bosch hybrid system? The Audi R18 e-tron Quattro.

Just to be safe, we’ll continue to provide the team with Jalopnik bumps.


In the meantime, Macchinadue also made it into Evo’s Track Car of the Year feature, so stay tuned for that as well.


Photo credit: Hide Ishiura


Contact the author at mate@jalopnik.com.

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James Glickenhaus

We’re very happy with our latest Dunlop tires. Running with 480 restricted HP and a lot of required race ballast to reach minimum required race weight we ran an 8:04 GP+NS lap which is about a 6:36 NS lap.

With unrestricted road HP and no Ballast, even on road legal tires we hope to kiss a 6:30 NS lap.

If you’re at our next race at The Ring, VLN 9, on October 17TH say hello.