We nearly had an Alfa Romeo-powered hypercar but it wasn't to be

21 jún 2020
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus are known mostly for their GT3 cars, but the small American firm is now developing its own hypercar to take to Le Mans called the SCG 007. Mike Fernie delves into the story behind a car that was very nearly powered by the coolest brand in the business - Alfa Romeo - but now has an engine that stems from WRC.
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  • well now that stroll has his fingers in aston martin... no more DB prefix. hello aston martin S1 or stroll 1 :v

    Roland LawrenceRoland LawrenceMánuði síðan
  • The Glickenhaus has NEVER won a GT3 class win at the Nürburgring, it never raced as a real GT3 car in the first place! The SCG 003C never got a GT3 homologation, so they had to compete in a seperate class (SP-X) from the other GT3 level cars WITH homologation (SP9). So Glickenhaus has managed class wins, but there were GT3 cars finishing in front of them. Still finishing in the overall top ten in the 24 hour race is quite an achievement and I think they won at least one VLN race overall!

    MueesliMueesliMánuði síðan
  • Aston Martin has ruined the WEC before the Hypercar Era started and will no doubt crash out of F1 in a Jaguar style

    Mr DoctorToYouMr DoctorToYou2 mánuðum síðan
  • Does it come with an AA truck? Would've been handy

    Goodman 4525Goodman 45253 mánuðum síðan
  • FIA is a joke

    Krisztián KovácsKrisztián Kovács3 mánuðum síðan
  • Ford needs to jump into this class. It also makes too much sense, we know they're more committed than most brands to hybrids, we know they have a race proven engine with the 3.5 ecoboost and that they have plenty of experience with endurance racing and building high performance vehicles. Everyone and their cat wants to see that gorgeous ford gt back in action, so let's make it happen.

    KB 2020KB 20204 mánuðum síðan
  • The Alpha Romeo powerplant is produced by taking a Ferrari engine and slici- Excuse me, the powerplant made by who???

    Eks calyburEks calybur4 mánuðum síðan
  • Presenter ruined it

    jason Bournejason Bourne4 mánuðum síðan
  • I sad about no 850 hp imagine the speed

    Harley A.GarciaHarley A.Garcia4 mánuðum síðan
  • Now that is one of the most beautiful race cars ever to see the light of day. Look at the sensuous lines of that teardrop body.

    HecklepigHecklepig4 mánuðum síðan
  • Looks like the visione from gta ngl

    Cam YTCam YT5 mánuðum síðan
  • i like it that his t shirt says "hey bim!" lol, james may would be happy and smug

    Samuel KimSamuel Kim5 mánuðum síðan
  • But Astin was bought out so will they be competing again?

    Ben GoacherBen Goacher5 mánuðum síðan
  • Who else noticed the James May in Japan reference in his shirt?

    Nigel LNigel L5 mánuðum síðan
  • Last time I backed an underdog at leman Nissan couldn’t shut a door

    Noobles PNoobles P5 mánuðum síðan
  • Aston, you bell-ends.

    SerendipSerendip5 mánuðum síðan
  • 2:00 people thinking it’s a Ferrari....I know right?

    Alice CooperAlice Cooper5 mánuðum síðan
  • the name wont be 007 for long

    Kayne JonesKayne Jones5 mánuðum síðan
  • Thanks, Aston Martin, you tossers!

    Gaspard129Gaspard1295 mánuðum síðan
  • 100% right.. propos for unearthing such gels.. all the best

    The PixelatedThe Pixelated5 mánuðum síðan
  • Lol the Bim shirt

    Marshall The ManMarshall The Man5 mánuðum síðan
  • Aston Martin brexiteed the Le Mans.

    um02122um021225 mánuðum síðan
  • Should’ve just gone to ford and use their 3.5 ecoboost found in the FORD GT. Would’ve been done for cheaper with a Le Mans proven power plant. If you’re American and you want to win Le Mans overall, you might as well go with Ford. Make it an all American operation

    Ken XiongKen Xiong5 mánuðum síðan
  • imagine that. missing out on a hyper car that you'll spend more time under fixing, than in driving.

    scettzvillscettzvill5 mánuðum síðan
  • Now ford needs a hypercar

    WolfdogWolfdog5 mánuðum síðan
  • Glickenhaus is a stuck up arrogant person unfortunately, sad because this brand should be big

    AllcarnewsAllcarnews5 mánuðum síðan
  • That new Pipo engine looks suspiciously like the twin turbo v8 from a McLaren 675LT... o.O

    xTheRenegade666xxTheRenegade666x5 mánuðum síðan
  • Instant thumbs-up for the "Hey Bim" shirt. I can hear James laughing already.

    Stan GrabowskiStan Grabowski5 mánuðum síðan
  • So an Italian car Manifacturer (Alfa romeo) gives an engine of another car Manifacturer (ferrari) to an American Manifacturer. It it right?

    Dam TorDam Tor5 mánuðum síðan
  • Hypercar? I think your confused, that's a stretch limo in the thumbnail.

    Will JonesWill Jones5 mánuðum síðan
  • I don't understand the upset with Aston martin have people not noticed the pandemic? with sales down and even the new bond film delayed which always acts as a massive advert for them its obvious they where going to have to cut their cloth. This series seems the obvious choice, its a new series, its exposure is going to be an unknown and with Toyota the only other car maker involved why waste money on a series that looks dead on arrival.

    James NeedhamJames Needham5 mánuðum síðan
  • Did Aston blow their budget with back handers? Disappointing all round.

    killy321123killy3211235 mánuðum síðan
  • Store website is "expired", lol

    Sjors RozendaalSjors Rozendaal5 mánuðum síðan
  • The SCG 003C never won the GT3 class at the N24, why? Well it wasn't homoligated as a GT3 car so ti ran in SP-X. Also I've never recalled a time where the ACO upped the power of the hypercar regs from 750bhp to 850bhp unless I missed something.

    kayto86kayto865 mánuðum síðan
  • Bim...!!! XD

    geekf1geekf15 mánuðum síðan
  • "Pipo Moteur" This name is ridiculous

    VanaduimVanaduim5 mánuðum síðan
  • I really want to see Aston Martin's Valkyrie race at Le Mans. And as much as I like the Daytona Prototypes, I think that putting limiting the hypercar class to 650 HP just to compete with them is a bit of a let down. They might as well bring back the LMP1 class if they are just going to race Daytona Prototypes as a top class.

    EliteGuard01EliteGuard015 mánuðum síðan
  • What I don't understand is why Aston didn't plan for the Valhalla to compete instead?

    EmperorXaozxEmperorXaozx5 mánuðum síðan
  • Valkyrie fail

    rigged electionrigged election5 mánuðum síðan
  • At least Porsche, McLaren and Ferrari are potentially going to race in LMdh

    Mudhaffar AdhwaMudhaffar Adhwa5 mánuðum síðan
  • They shouldve told Aston we arent budging and made a huge reason why

    Arnold TaborArnold Tabor5 mánuðum síðan
  • Now I really deslike Aston Market ... Martin Alfa Romeo owner here.

    Tomi SlavTomi Slav5 mánuðum síðan
  • What happened to Peugeot's hypercar?

    Guru VishalGuru Vishal5 mánuðum síðan
  • So we get a V8 instead of another flipping downsized V6 - what's the sad news about that?

    PS91195PS911955 mánuðum síðan
  • hey bim! guess what? XD

    C JC J5 mánuðum síðan
  • Who cares about the SCG Alfa, because we’re finally getting DP cars at Le Mans

    Heel Toe AutomotiveHeel Toe Automotive5 mánuðum síðan
  • I love Alfa but to me it’s not an Alfa engine. It’s a Ferrari engine that Alfa have altered

    william poolewilliam poole5 mánuðum síðan
  • SCG didn't win 5 24h Nurburgring in GT3. Don't haven't built a GT3 spec car yet (they are developing one right now though). They won in the SPX class, wich is for non homologated cars. The GT3 class at the VLN and 24h of Nurburgring is SP9, wich is where all the big manufacturer supported teams are and it's the main class of the race that gave us the overall winners for the past few years

    petrolhead47petrolhead475 mánuðum síðan
  • That front end reminds me of the FZR 2000 that was on Need for Speed II SE. Fastest car in the game.

    Mark MeadowsMark Meadows5 mánuðum síðan
  • Is Aston to LM like what Ferrari is to F1??? Not to me, and they are always on the verge of bankrupcy. Yet they put their name on a Honda powered F1 car which made no sense.

    Nico NestaNico Nesta5 mánuðum síðan

    Ermanno Sorricchio di ValforteErmanno Sorricchio di Valforte5 mánuðum síðan
  • love that tshirt

    Luke MalatinskyLuke Malatinsky5 mánuðum síðan
  • That is not a 'meme' that is a picture with words, otherwise known as a 'poster'.

    James Faulkner IIJames Faulkner II5 mánuðum síðan
  • Felt like the sort of company I'd support, until i saw that meme. How low.

    JimsyJimsy5 mánuðum síðan
  • v8s are better than v6s

    Christian SteeleChristian Steele5 mánuðum síðan
  • The California engine and 488 engine are both based on the f154 v8 tt architecture. So the v6tt in this lemans car would be the giulia quadrifolgio engine, too bad it didn't happen.

    Slumdog214Slumdog2145 mánuðum síðan
  • So stoked to see SCG getting some press. They make incredible vehicles and are rather unknown. I’d even argue they aren’t much of an underdog with all of their N24 experience.

    Mr.Marty McFlyMr.Marty McFly5 mánuðum síðan
  • What happened to the Mondeo?

    Francisco Chagas CorreiaFrancisco Chagas Correia5 mánuðum síðan
  • Aston Lives Matter

    David GayfordDavid Gayford5 mánuðum síðan
  • This "news" is about 2 weeks or so old.

    Brad CollinsBrad Collins5 mánuðum síðan
  • Nice, but how is an american car when the chassis is made by an Italian company and the engine by a French company... it s american financiers i guess...

    fentuzfentuz5 mánuðum síðan
  • I blame Lawrence Stroll

    EpicoofEpicoof5 mánuðum síðan
  • Glickenhaus is by far the coolest manufacturer around. I was with them at last years N24h and not only do they build incredible cars, they are amazing people in person as well!

    Matteo SiefertMatteo Siefert5 mánuðum síðan
  • Well Aston Martin... F U!😭😭😭

    Noodle SpaghettiNoodle Spaghetti5 mánuðum síðan
  • Aston builds great cars then charges a ridiculous amount for them. They don't sell enough to fund their racing, cuz they're overpriced, then they pull out crying poverty. How daft can they be?

    Jeff Sporer Jr.Jeff Sporer Jr.5 mánuðum síðan
  • Took the 488 engine: all right I’m listening And slice 2 cylinders: 🤮

    Nick G.Nick G.5 mánuðum síðan
  • Should have mega torque

    animalcol1animalcol15 mánuðum síðan
  • For some reason on hearing about the WRC TT V8 I want to see it in a Ranger Raptor.

    Mark WrightMark Wright5 mánuðum síðan
  • The new grant tour is not yet released .I am searching for it every day

    Anu JacobAnu Jacob5 mánuðum síðan
  • I cant wait untill SCG goes bankrupt lol

    ryan williamsryan williams5 mánuðum síðan
  • Reminds a little of VW-Porsche-Audi trying to bottleneck F1 into 4-cylinder engine regs in the late 2000s then dipping out at their own leisure

    Ginger KnightGinger Knight5 mánuðum síðan
  • I mean, it is called the 007... So it kinda makes sense for Aston to hate on it 😂

    Irshaad ShaikhIrshaad Shaikh5 mánuðum síðan
  • This is a wonderful shirt that you wear! Where can i get one?

    Henning SchmickHenning Schmick5 mánuðum síðan
  • That car already is a legend, Le Mans I am ready.

    Mike HydropneumaticMike Hydropneumatic5 mánuðum síðan
  • Hey Bim!

    patrese993patrese9935 mánuðum síðan
  • Ford gt40 wasn't an American car overall... 😅

    joao sousajoao sousa5 mánuðum síðan
    • Lol

      Nikola BačvanskiNikola Bačvanski5 mánuðum síðan
  • The rear spoiler outboard uprights remind me of the '53 - '55 Alfa Romeo BAT concept cars.

    mjncadmjncad5 mánuðum síðan
  • Suddenly the hypercar class doesn't interest me at all anymore.

    samu naesisamu naesi5 mánuðum síðan
    • How so?

      Tom KaoTom Kao5 mánuðum síðan
  • Thanks, now I hate Aston Martin.

    JR 007JR 0075 mánuðum síðan
  • I think the only hypercar worth while listerlning to is the aston matlrtin. The rest are all turbocharged

    floran hupscherfloran hupscher5 mánuðum síðan
  • what is the background music/song?

    vviipervviiper5 mánuðum síðan
  • Love the James May in Japan shirt. Great show even better reference. Also terrific video about a car which I wasn't aware!

    Nobody ParticularNobody Particular5 mánuðum síðan
  • As Alfa Romeo is my favourite car company. I really wish this went ahead. Like a lot of their concepts.

    LucasLucas5 mánuðum síðan
  • Can it be considered an American car when it comes with a French engine?

    meepmeep5 mánuðum síðan
  • That James May T-Shirt Reference though!!

    Haabil HirkaniHaabil Hirkani5 mánuðum síðan
  • I hate Aston Martin now.

    Roman LoyaRoman Loya5 mánuðum síðan
  • They should still redevelop a partnership with Alfa Romeo to create a second customer car with an alternate engine. I just want to see an Alfa back at LeMans.

    R KR K5 mánuðum síðan
    • R K to expensive to be feasible

      SRA SmokingPuppy841SRA SmokingPuppy8415 mánuðum síðan
  • Aston doesn't like the idea of another company using the name 007

    Billy BobBilly Bob5 mánuðum síðan
  • Holy flipping h*ll... the statement by Glickenhaus (sp?) it an absolute bullet through the heart. Those are not "small" words used... That's mocking 007 James Bond... it's linsanity! And I'm a citizen of the USA. So my statement has genuine merit (James Bond sells itself and I'm simply repeating the words) of some volume (the volume is yours do decide).

    monkeymanstones1monkeymanstones15 mánuðum síðan
  • store.drivetribe.com/ Squarespace - Website Expired

    Michael BarnettMichael Barnett5 mánuðum síðan
  • 2020 kills yet another dream?

    kn1ght_616kn1ght_6165 mánuðum síðan
  • Speak english. I cant understand you......

    zack oblongzack oblong5 mánuðum síðan
  • I love your shirt. 🤣😂

    Eric CarabettaEric Carabetta5 mánuðum síðan
  • We who? My instagram feed and some rich people thats who😓

    Secondo AccountSecondo Account5 mánuðum síðan
  • Go scg, Go America. Bring home the win for the first time in 50 years!

    Xan da man HarmanXan da man Harman5 mánuðum síðan
  • Interesting story on this car but how about doing a video on the new Brabham.

    Tom NewhamTom Newham5 mánuðum síðan
  • So it's dropping the alfa badge but gaining 2 cylinders Guess I'll live with that exchange

    mm5 mánuðum síðan
  • Glickenhaus does a great job with his race and road cars. - I had the honor to talk to him at the 24H Race at the Nürburgring when he was running his P4/5 Competizione. A very humble man and I think it`s still the right approach to develop an endurance racer and make the tech road legal. Then you know so much about the car that you can make a great product. - Not like other small manufacturers which are in my opinion overrated in terms of true performance and realiability.

    Marc NobelMarc Nobel5 mánuðum síðan
  • The SCG-003 was also amazing read this book: waft.be/product/inside-scg003/

    Ton van der KuijlTon van der Kuijl5 mánuðum síðan
  • FIA🤦🏼‍♂️🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼

    RasmusRasmus5 mánuðum síðan