In 2023, the pointy end from the FIA World Endurance Tournament grid will be awfully active. By that year, sites such as Ferrari , Porsche and Audi will have joined the collapse, which should make for some amazing racing.
For that debut of the Le Guys Hypercar class in 2021, however , proceedings will be a small quieter. Alpine will be managing a rebranded Rebellion R13 LMP1 machine (permitted under ‘grandfathered’ regulations), with Toyota’s exclusive, proper LMH challenger originating from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus .
The American firm has been remarkably open in regards to the development of its tool for your job, the 007. Regarding the car’s creation in Podium Advanced Technologies within Italy has been extensive, along with regular social media updates through Glickenhaus detailing major measures in the project leading up to earlier tests in Vallelunga plus Monza. YouTube channel 19Bozzy92 has since released several footage of the car getting put through its paces in the latter (below).
As you can hopefully listen to, its 3. 5-litre twin-turbo V8 sounds rather wonderful being put through its paces. Unlike the similarly-sized V-6 in Toyota’s GR010 , the particular 007C’s engine won’t end up being supplemented by a hybrid program. The team had initially wanted to run one, just before switching to a pure GLACIERS setup to avoid additional difficulty and weight.
At Monza, the 007 was driven by Pipo Derani, Romain Dumas plus Ryan Briscoe. Gustavo Menezes, Olivier Pla, Richard Westbrook and Franck Mailleux finish the team of motorists that’ll be piloting both cars fielded by Glickenhaus this year.
The particular squad won’t be making this to the season-opening round within Portugal next month, electing rather to focus on the 007’s check regime, which started a couple weeks later than originally prepared.