The upcoming Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007 LMH has been filmed being put to the test at Monza, one of the most famous circuits on the Formula 1 calendar. Good surprise, the howl of its V8 is very appreciable!
The racing team recently started testing their competitive sports car. The prototypes first went to the Vallelunga circuit in Italy. But this video gives us a first opportunity to hear the car and its twin-turbo V8. Indeed, the SCG 007 hides a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine created by Pipo Moteurs. This engine has a ” accelerator equipped with artificial intelligence ”, An innovative technology that keeps the turbochargers moving regardless of the pressure on the accelerator.
The engine also has many parts derived from those used by World Rally Championship cars. The power of this engine is capped at 670 horsepower to meet performance regulations in the Le Mans Hypercar class. Some other teams entering the series this year, or years to come, will be content with hybrid powertrains. This is what Toyota does by using a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that works with a hybrid system placed on the front axle that develops 268 horsepower. To make sure it doesn’t exceed the 670 horsepower limit, the Toyota GR010 Hybrid’s advanced electronics reduce engine power based on the amount of electric boost being deployed at any given time.
The SCG 007 in the pickup?
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will enter two cars in the championship with drivers Richard Westbrook, Romain Dumas, Franck Mailleux, Olivier Pla, Pipo Derani, Ryan Briscoe and Gustavo Menezes. If his V8 is nice to hear, hard to imagine that this hypercar can compete with hybrid cars developed with Toyota expertise in particular. But you have to believe it. And in the meantime, listening to him train on the Monza circuit is enough to put a smile on his face.