30/10/2020

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SCG 007 hypercar getting a twin-turbo V8 for its Le Mans aspirations

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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus started the long tease to its SCG 007 LMP1 hypercar with a established of sketches in June 2018 that clearly integrated cues from the SCG 003. Refining that primary sketch for eighteen months developed a lengthier, smoother design and style with pontoon-like entrance fenders and a rear wing seamlessly integrated into a more tapered rear conclusion. The 1st powertrain described for the 007 was a twin-turbo V6 with 800 horsepower and a two hundred-hp hybrid ingredient. In the WEC’s Hypercar class the place SCG will consider to acquire Le Mans outright, laws cap optimum combined output at 740 horsepower, and electrical aid can only electrical power the entrance wheels above 80 miles per hour. Late previous yr, Jim Glickenhaus instructed us SCG decided to lose the hybrid portion, due to the fact “We can make max authorized HP from our ICE, and our powerplant will be lighter and less complicated.” A new announcement previous 7 days usually means the conclusion of the V6, way too, SCG partnering with French motor developer Pipo Moteurs on a “entire new custom made V8 twin-turbo motor.” 

Pipo Moteurs opened for business enterprise in 1973, and has a observe history of wins largely in Earth Rally Championship with groups like Peugeot and Ford, and European hillclimbing with BMW. We hope the 007 to mark the 1st time SCG requires a V8 into major-degree racing the SCG 003 street auto was run by BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, but the street auto housed a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 from Honda. 

SCG strategies to get the 007 down around the WEC’s minimal excess weight of one,a hundred kilograms (2,425 kilos). Evo reports that the 1st wind tunnel exams are concluded, the engineering application scheduled to proceed via to summer time 2020. Subsystems ought to enter production in August 2020, the 1st shakedown runs taking place a thirty day period afterwards. The math so far reveals the hypercar laws enabling laps moments of 3 minutes and 30 second all over the Circuit de la Sarthe, about fifteen seconds off the most effective qualifying lap for the pole-sitting down Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid at Le Mans previous yr, 13 seconds adrift of the swiftest lap established in the course of the race by the second-spot Toyota.

Next year’s a long way away, however. The hypercar class only has 3 entries for the minute, Toyota, SCG, and ByKolles scheduled to run right after Aston Martin dropped out, and a lot of speculate if that will be more than enough to continue to keep a major-degree value working. The ACO and IMSA introduced a new class to combine the former’s LMP1 with the latter’s DPi into a new class perhaps called LMDh, the 1st race the 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Lamborghini had been analyzing a hypercar entry and Peugeot had fully commited, but Peugeot pulled out right after the LMDh announcement. Getting ready to race internationally and run Daytona, Sebring, and Le Mans with one auto is a big entice to automakers. It is really not crystal clear still if the hypercar guidelines can be shoehorned into the new class, of if ACO will want to consider. 

Assuming the 007 can make it to Le Mans at some stage, SCG will deliver at minimum 20 roadgoing variations to satisfy homologation guidelines, priced all over $2.one million, about the identical rate as the SCG 003. 

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