And it will soon hopefully set a world altitude driving record.
In January supercar company Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus announced plans to build the Baja Boot, a throwback to the old late 1960s desert races that were so cool Steve McQueen bought one. At the time only some CAD images were revealed but now SCG has released new images and has announced plans for an incredible expedition. James Glickenhaus himself wants to set a world altitude driving record, and he has extended an invitation of sorts:
We would like to extend a formal invitation to Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Land Rover, Volvo, Jaguar, Ford, GM, Dodge, Audi, Porsche, Alfa, Maserati, Jeep, Mercedes and any and all other Manufacturers of SUVs to join us with their offerings, driving West from NY, amphibiously across the Bering Sea, down the Road of Bones, across the Trans-Siberian Highway through Beijing, Moscow, St. Petersburg and then on to Paris for a nice dinner on us. We plan to leave Times Square Summer 2020…" Sounds downright epic to us. Fortunately, the Baja Boot itself, if all goes to plan, will be good to go on the market for 2019. Yes, that means anyone (with enough cash) can buy one.
The two-door version will cost around $250,000 while the four-door has a $275,000 asking price. Talks are already in place with OEMs for the necessary hardware. What's more, SCG says it'll back any customers who want to race their Baja Boot alongside the factory SCG entry in the Baja 1000. For now, the question is whether any of those aforementioned automakers will accept SCG's invitation. And wait, did Glickenhaus mention a Ferrari SUV? Indeed he did.