Ready to race in any desert, day or night.
Despite its European-sounding name, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is an American company that specializes in building crazy vehicles for good reasons. Current projects for James Glickenhaus's company include a Le Mans Hypercar, its Glickenhaus Boot off-road racer that beat the Ford Bronco to win its class last year at the Baja 1000, and a hydrogen-powered version of the Boot the company wants to race in 2023. Also on the list is an all-terrain car that Glickenhaus is thinking about selling as a kit car for customers to assemble, called the SCG 008. Now, Glickenhaus is showing off new and more realistic renderings of the vehicle as it goes into development.
The first image below shows the original concept for what Glickenhaus is calling the 008 Baja Dakar Buggy. It's a cartoonish representation compared with the new, much more realistic vehicle, which keeps the roof scoop, moves the lights up onto the hood, and drops the side mirrors, the front winch, and the absurd-looking rear wing. We can also see a centrally mounted driver's seat catering to the 3-seater configuration. Although the above images are renderings, that's where these things start, and on Glickenhaus's Facebook, you can see a photo of the man himself checking the seating arrangement within a space-frame chassis.
Glickenhaus hasn't given many more details of the 008 Baja Dakar Buggy, but we know it'll be built from a 4130 chromolly steel chassis and have an overall length of 182 inches spanned over a 121-inch wheelbase. The suspension comprises double A-arm front suspension with Fox 3.5 internal bypass coilovers with 20 inches of travel while the rear trailing arm suspension gets Fox 3.0 bypass and 2.5 coilovers with 21 inches of travel. The belly pan will have 18 inches of clearance and the overall weight is pegged at 3,500 lbs. There's no word on what will power it, but we suspect an LS V8 will make its way under the hood. A 6.2-liter LT4 V8 powers the Glickenhaus Boot, but that might be more engine than a kit car needs. The gearbox is a Weddle HV1 transaxle suited for off-road use.