We nearly had an Alfa Romeo powered hypercar, but it clearly wasn't meant to be.
The whole concept of a hypercar can be traced back to the cars that were specially designed and made for Le Mans back in the early 90s.
We can see traces of what inspired the modern hypercar from cars such as the Porsche 911 GT1 Le Mans racecar, the Mercedes Benz CLK GTR and the legendary Nissan R390. These cars were specifically designed to deliver the most power, with a very low centre of gravity and hardcore aerodynamics, to be competitive at the world-famous 24 hours of Le Mans, and are still using the same principles today.
But it was not always like this, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been one of the most challenging races since 1923. But, back then, the concept of a hypercar was something purely out of science fiction. As time goes by and automotive racing technology improves, something that may have been far fetched in the past becomes much more reachable.
Today, we see a whole new category of track-bred street-legal cars that were based on cars that competed in Le Mans. That is the area of the hypercar, which are made possible by car companies such as Koenigsegg, Apollo and Pagani, to name but a few.
A company by the name of Glickenhaus shocked the world with excitement when they revealed their prototype of a new world-dominating hypercar called the Glickenhaus SCG-007. The plan was to have this stunningly beautiful hypercar powered by an Alfa Romeo engine. It was set to be launched in 2021 but, unfortunately, the whole plan fell apart.
Take a look a the video below on the Alfa Romeo powered hypercar we never had, the SCG-007.
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