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Armored Baja Boot Comes With 650-HP V8

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SCG announced its all-terrain vehicle will cost up to $425,000.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ Baja Boot revival has been edging towards production for some time now. Back in December, SCG confirmed production of five Boots for the 2020 model year and its intent to compete in the Baja 1000, while early last month the New York-based company announced an attempt to set a world record for high-altitude driving.

In a recent Facebook post, Glickenhaus has revealed even more details about the Boot, including finalized pricing, availability, and engines. While the two-door is sold out for 2020, with one of five models being built in street/race spec, a four-door model will join it for the 2021 model year. The four-door will cost $287,500 while the two-door, which Glickenhaus recommends for buyers who intend to race, will start at $258,000. A Level 6 armor package will go for an extra $166,750. Power will come courtesy of the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8, the 650 horsepower beast also found under the hood of the Chevy Corvette Z06.

The street/race spec Boot that arrives in May will feature a different engine from General Motors in the form of the 460-hp LS1 V8, as the LT4 is simply too powerful for the demanding Baja 1000 course. While all five of the 2020 Boots will travel to the race, only the street/race model will compete, running in a street-legal SUV class. However, the other four Boots will pre-run the course and the original Baja Boot will also make an appearance.

While only five Boots will be built this year, 20 examples are scheduled for 2021, with only 17 order slots remaining. SCG also announced slots in the 2020 Baja 1000 for Boot owners on a first come, first served basis.

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Each entry will receive the full support of the racing team for an unspecified price, while non-racing Boot owners can attend the race and enjoy a boutique hotel and a chance to participate in a pre-running of the course. SCG will be operating via Manhattan Motor Cars in the Northeast and Ted Johnson's Milestone Motors in the South East and Florida areas. Other dealers will be announced soon, but you’ll have to act fast if you want to get your hands on one of the remaining 2021 build slots.

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