Pipo Moteurs, which is developing and building engines for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’s SCG 007 Le Mans Hypercar car, has published pictures of the vehicle’s 3.5-liter, twin turbo-charged V8 in pieces following a 24 hour dyno test.
The engine, Pipo’s first for a fully stressed application, draws heavily on the company’s experience building units for rallying (it works with the Hyundai WRC team among others) and utilizes a cylinder head design based on its four-cylinder motors, mated to a bespoke crankcase.
The company notes it is still developing components for the engine ahead of further endurance bench testing and runs in the finished cars. It is also actively looking for a partner to develop a turbocharger oil return filtration system, initially looking to produce 10 prototypes that use a 200-300µm stainless steel filter element. Interested parties should contact the company directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.