The statement also said: “Incredibly excited to announce that we will adding a second car and racing a two-car factory team with our 007s starting with Sebring, Spa, and then of course, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
Confirmation that Glickenhaus will be entering two Hypercars, was welcomed by WEC organisers, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO).
Support for the new regulations has appeared shaky since when Aston Martin announced that putting plans to build a Hypercar on hold earlier this year, in response to news of a new LMDh class. These cars will be eligible to compete in the top category in WEC and American IMSA races, unlike Hypercars, which are not accepted by IMSA.
“This exciting announcement emphasizes the allure of our new top class,” said Pierre Fillon of the ACO. “Incidentally, I should underline Glickenhaus’s great achievements both in building and promoting this machine. I would also like to thank Glickenhaus and all our manufacturers for their contribution to the discipline and their faith in our plans for the future of endurance racing.”
Jim Glickenhaus, the company founder said: “Founder of SCG said, “Ever since I listened to the 24 hours of Le Mans on my ham radio as a young boy I’ve dreamed of building a car to compete at Le Mans. I’m so happy that we are getting there.”