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Glickenhaus ends Le Mans marketing campaign to concentrate on highway automobiles

Glickenhaus will pull out of the FIA World Endurance Championship on the finish of the present season, that means the corporate’s 007 LMH will not compete on the high degree of endurance racing, together with within the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The U.S. efficiency marque confirmed to Evo final week the transfer will enable it to refocus its efforts on constructing highway automobiles, notably the 004 supercar and Boot off-roader.

Firm founder Jim Glickenhaus has additionally indicated {that a} collection just like the Nürburgring Endurance Sequence would have extra of a direct correlation with the 004, Evo reported. The favored collection held on the Nürburgring racetrack is the place Glickenhaus minimize its enamel early final decade competing with a race model of its Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina supercar.

One of many workforce’s drivers, Ryan Briscoe, has moved on to drive with new workforce Vanwall within the 2024 season, competing within the Hypercar class with a brand new LMH. Jacques Villeneuve may even drive for Vanwall.

Glickenhaus was the primary workforce to signal on for the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar class whose inaugural season was in 2021. That was additionally the primary season for the brand new breed of LMH race automobiles. On the time, Toyota was the one different workforce with a LMH race automotive, the GR010 Hybrid. Alpine was additionally current, albeit with a grandfathered A480 LMP1 race automotive.

Glickenhaus hasn’t seen many successes within the sport, although it was wanting good for a maiden win on the Monza spherical in 2022 till a turbo on its 007 LMH failed halfway by and ended any hopes of a victory. It additionally managed to complete third total at Le Mans in 2022.

Glickenhaus’ 007 LMH is an in-house-designed race automotive powered by a bespoke twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-8 developed by France’s Pipo Moteurs. Glickenhaus has additionally revealed a associated 007S hypercar designed for highway use, and manufacturing of that automotive remains to be deliberate, based on Evo. Glickenhaus has beforehand stated manufacturing will solely occur if the corporate receives a minimal of 24 orders.

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