This American supercar wants to take first place at Le Mans

Small-volume supercar-maker Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has confirmed it will build its 007 race car to Le Mans LMP1 specifications, following the recent announcement of the technical details for 2020-2021 FIA regulations.

“We already know enough from the information so far released to know that this is well within our design and engineering capabilities,” Jim Glickenhaus told RACER.

“We’re not afraid of the competition and while I’m sure there will be those that will say we’re out of our depth, we’re not without some success in racing.”

SCG has had its eyes on Le Mans since it began racing the Nurburgring 24 hours; its 003 supercar is a triple finisher, there.

At the reveal of the 007, Glickenhaus said he would build 25 road-legal versions plus one extra race car beside the company’s own. “This is for America. For Briggs [Cunningham], Carroll [Shelby] and Jim Hall,” he vowed at the time. “It’s been 50 years since a car built in America finished first overall at Le Mans. We aim to change that.”

Glickenhaus also recently announced it’s planning to build its 004 supercar in Danbury, Connecticut. The 004 is a three-seat supercar with a full carbon-fibre chassis, spec’d with a V8 from either the Corvette Z06 or the ZR1, which means 650 or 800 horsepower respectively. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or a paddle-shifted automatic.

Production of the 004 will commence in 2019, at a factory SCG says has easy “access by airplane.”

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