The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Boot is the Baja-ready racer that you can buy.
We normally think of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus when we’re thinking of boutique hypercar makers with excessively long names. Although normally built for the track, SCG is now selling cars that are made for the open desert without a square inch of pavement in sight.
They call their new off-roader the SCG Boot, so named for the Baja Boot desert racer built back in the 1960s by General Motors. Only two Baja Boots were ever built, with one winding up in a museum in the Netherlands and the other getting bought by SCG founder James Glinenhaus at auction back in 2010.
James must have loved that car because now he’s making his own updated version with modern technology.
The Boot will come in a couple of varieties. Your first choice will be to get it in road or race form. If you opt for the road-legal version, you’ll get all the off-road tires and ludicrous amounts of suspension travel, and it will come with the 6.2-L LT1 V8 straight out of a C7 Corvette (rated at 460 hp). Opt for the race-only version and you’ll get a racing harness, even longer suspension travel, extra fuel tanks, and the LT4 V8 from the Z06 Corvette rated for 650 hp.
Next, you'll have to choose between 2-door and 4-door versions. The 2-door model will be made first, and sorry, but they're already sold out. There are 17 4-door build slots still open, according to Digital Trends, but they won't start production until later in 2020.
They're also not cheap. The 2-door, when it was available, cost $258,000. The 4-door Boot starts at $287,500, and for an extra $166,750, SCG will throw in their special "Level 6" armoring package. That will allow the Boot to stand up to small arms fire up to 7.65 mm.
The Boot will also show up at this year’s Baja 1000 race to take on Ford’s reborn and race-ready Bronco. Back in the ‘60s, it was the Bronco that came out on top. This year, maybe things will be different.
(via Digital Trends)