Glickenhaus announces new engine partnership

Photo Credit: SCG Racing

24 April 2020

SCG has announced a partnership with French race engine developer and manufacturer Pipo Moteurs.

Pipo Moteurs will develop and supply a whole new custom V8 twin turbo engine for the upcoming Glickenhaus 007C that will race in the Hypercar class of the next WEC and Le Mans series.

Established in 1973 in Valence as a small craft business, after many world championships won in several categories, today Pipo Moteurs is one of the most respected players worldwide, specialized in the design, development, manufacture and maintenance for race engines.

Jim Glickenhaus, SCG team owner, said: “We have been looking for a partner who was as avidly questing for the ultimate Le Mans win as we are. Pipo Moteurs share the same hunger, as their winning track record over the last decades unmistakably proves. When I first spoke with Fred I immediately realized we were on the same page and I anticipate our cooperation will deliver all what we are hoping for.”

Frederic Barozier, Pipo Moteurs General Manager, said: “Pipo Moteurs have won many things, from rallies to GT, in sprint and endurance, off road and on track races, all but Le Mans. The day Luca called me and told me about the opportunity of being part of the SCG team, I felt we had to grab this chance. Way before the agreement was even shaped, we started to work on the new V8 architecture flat out, as we knew it would be a winning venture.”