The plucky American team is entering the awesome 007 LMH race car again.
For the third season in a row, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus team announced that it's entering the Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC), putting the small American team up against the factory-backed competition.
Thanks to new regulations, the Hypercar class is growing. Ferrari and Toyota will both return with a new LMH car, but the majority of rivals will participate in LMDh racing cars. Alpine, Porsche, and Cadillac.
LMH replaced the LMP1 class in 2017 and is restricted to four-stroke petrol engines, while LMDh cars have to be equipped with an electric motor as well.
For its third season, Glickenhaus will continue campaigning the 007 race car, powered by a 3.5-liter V8 developed by France's Pipo Moteurs that revs out to 9,000 rpm.
So far, Glickenhaus hasn't been successful in LMH despite its only real competitor being Toyota. The team looked good for a win at Monza in 2022, but a failed turbo halfway through the race dashed its chances.
Glickenhaus also offers 24 slots to own a road-going relative to the race car called the 007S, but will only build the car when all 24 orders are filled. Unlike the race car, it will be a three-seater with the driver sitting centrally in the cockpit.
Like the race car, it'll be capable of up to 1,400 horsepower.
The main concern for Glickenhaus and Toyota is Ferrari entering its 499P LMH car after just a few rounds of the WEC championship in the 2022 season. There will also be an all-new Peugeot 9X8 LMH on the grid.
WEC Racing in 2023 opens with a Prologue event at Sebring International Raceway in Florida on March 11 and 12. The 1000 Miles of Sebring will be the first round of the 2023 World Endurance Championship on March 17.
We're hoping that as well as a larger field of LMH racers, Porsche will wheel out its 911 Turbo to act as a safety car again.