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Glickenhaus 007 Le Mans Hypercar road car will have 1400 hp cost 2.3 m$
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03/26/2021
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America's Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has developed a contender for the inaugural season of Le Mans Hypercar, the new premier class of the World Endurance Championship.

The contender is the 007, which is currently out testing ahead of the first race at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps on May 1.

Under the new rules, teams competing in LMH must produce a number of road cars with a similar powertrain concept to their respective race car. However, some teams are going the extra length of launching a road-going version of their race car. One of them is Glickenhaus. Other teams competing this season, Toyota and Germany's ByKolles, will also do the same.
Glickenhaus' road car will be called the 007S, where the “S” signifies the car as the “street” version. The race car will likely feature a “C” for “competition” in its name, though so far Glickenhaus has referred to it only as the 007.

This week Glickenhaus provided the first details on the 007S. It will have 1,400 hp on tap but weigh just 2,800 pounds, making for an insane power-to-weight ratio. The powertrain in the race car is a bespoke 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 developed by France's Pipo Moteurs, but it isn't clear what will power the 007S.

The car will have a three-seat layout similar to the setup used in the McLaren F1 and more recent McLaren Speedtail and GMA T.50, where the driver sits center and is flanked on either side by a passenger seat.
Just 24 examples of the 007S will be offered for public sale, and deliveries will only start two years after the last build slot is reserved. Glickenhaus said the car will be street-legal in the United States and depending on orders could also be made legal in Europe, Japan and the Middle East. The company requires a paid deposit but will refund this if the 24-car limit isn't reached.

The price tag for one is $2.3 million. For those more daring, Glickenhaus will build you a 007 race car and let you compete alongside its own team in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, the highlight event of the World Endurance Championship. This option is a tad under $6 million.
 

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Will be interesting to see if they will go with 3.5 l v8 TT or something else for 1400 hp
 

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Not sure why people are impressed with a fast car that cost 2.3 million. Going fast is expensive, but it should never be this expensive. 1400 HP just isn't very impressive if it cost that much.
 

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Not sure why people are impressed with a fast car that cost 2.3 million. Going fast is expensive, but it should never be this expensive. 1400 HP just isn't very impressive if it cost that much.
Its a factor of low volume. Its not like its built in an F150 factory with 200 built every hour
 

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Its a factor of low volume. Its not like its built in an F150 factory with 200 built every hour
The amount built is irrelevant, it's the content that the car has. The future C8 ZR1 ZORA should have around 1,000 HP and cost about 150k.

This is way more impressive.
 

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Only took 4 posts to get to the" C8 Corvette is better" part this time :D
 

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The amount built is irrelevant, it's the content that the car has. The future C8 ZR1 ZORA should have around 1,000 HP and cost about 150k.

This is way more impressive.
The amount built is the only part thats relevant !!!!!! . Low volume Hypercars are expensive because only a literal handful are built a year.

Hell a car the same as say a Toyota Corolla with a build rate similar would cost hundreds of thousands each as well
 
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The amount built is the only part thats relevant !!!!!! . Low volume Hypercars are expensive because only a literal handful are built a year.

Hell a car the same as say a Toyota Corolla with a build rate similar would cost hundreds of thousands each as well
That's right. It's the rarity of the machine as much as the actual vehicle that is the total in the equation.
 

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That engine is massive, and the car isn't much to look at though at least it is interesting a race car made road legal. I think 1400BHP is a mistake for the vehicle they should have aimed for something in the 600-800BHP range.
 

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That engine is massive, and the car isn't much to look at though at least it is interesting a race car made road legal. I think 1400BHP is a mistake for the vehicle they should have aimed for something in the 600-800BHP range.
Its simply unusable for anyone short of Castroneves or Jordan Taylor, and even they would be terrified by it.
 

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I'll take two!
 

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You would agree, that there is a price built into exclusivity.. no?
Look how much people pay for the first Corvette off the line or the first CT5V Blackwing. Nothing different about these cars vs. #864 off the assembly line - yet people are willing to spend 2x or even more of the sticker price for the number "1" (that you can't easily see).
 

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Look how much people pay for the first Corvette off the line or the first CT5V Blackwing. Nothing different about these cars vs. #864 off the assembly line - yet people are willing to spend 2x or even more of the sticker price for the number "1" (that you can't easily see).
The low volume brands justify higher prices by their low volume, no?
 
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