James Glickenhaus has big dreams, one of which is facing off with all the big players at Le Mans in the Hypercar class with his 007 Le Mans racer, which is already in testing. Now, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has shown off the street version on Twitter, dubbed the 007S.
The company promises the 007S will produce 1,400 hp and weigh a trim 2,800 pounds. Compare this to the 840-hp output of the 007 Le Mans’ twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, which has to move about 2,425 pounds of car. That’s a monumental power-to-weight ratio for the 007S.
And just look at the 007S. It couldn’t be anything other than a race-car-derived road car. That said, given Glickenhaus’s penchant for classic Ferrari racers, the lines of the 007S are a little more striking than, say, Toyota’s all-business hypercar, with its upright headlights and chunky proportions. The design of the 007S almost seems directly evolved from something along the lines of the Ferrari 312P.
Since Hypercar class regulations offer a homologation option (not a requirement), Toyota’s racer will allegedly spawn a road-going variant, while Peugeot’s entrant will not. Even so, these street-legal variants of racing machines bring back memories of a different era of Le Mans racing, when cars such as the Porsche 911 GT1, Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, Nissan R390 GT1, and Toyota GT-One spawned road-ready kin. The SCG 007S joins these ranks in what might be the wildest track-to-road transformation since the Dauer 962.
SCG promises the 007S will be livable and street-legal in the U.S., with the car even featuring an air-conditioning system. Oh, and it’ll manage a sub-six-minute Nürburgring time because why not?
Pricing? Availability? We don’t know. However, we wager the 007S is one of those “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” sort of affairs.
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