The first example will be built in April next year.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is best known for its extreme hypercars and Le Mans prototype racers but it also builds the Boot, a modern-day version of the Baja Boot off-road racer owned by Steve McQueen in the 1960s.
Since it was unveiled, the SCG Baja Boot gained publicity when it beat the Ford Bronco R at last year's Baja 1000. The Ford Bronco R failed to successfully complete the grueling off-road race. Production of the SCG Boot is underway, and now new details about the off-roader have emerged on the New F150 forum directly from Jim Glickenhaus himself, who responded to forum member's questions.
Since the SCG Boot was revealed last year, five examples have been built including one racer, a test mule, and three customer cars. Next year, SCG plans to build another 15 Boots. While production is currently limited, the long-term goal is to increase production to 500 units per year within five years. In the future, the Boot will be joined by a "low cost buggy, throwback Spyder, and GT4 which will be DYI construction."
As standard, the SCG Boot is offered with a GM-sourced LT4 V8 generating 650 horsepower. If that's not enough power for you, Glickenhaus revealed the company is planning to offer an LT5 version with 840 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque, which will make them the "highest Super SUV's available."
According to Glickenhaus, the first four-door LT5-powered Boots will be built in April. After beating the Bronco last year, the Boot will also return to the Baja 1000 in a couple of weeks' time. Five cars will be showcased at the event, including the racer, the mule, two customer cars, and Steve McQueen's original Baja Boot.
As standard, the street-legal Boot features a four-wheel independent suspension with 19 inches of travel and 37-inch all-terrain tires. An available Baja package increases the suspension travel to 22 inches and different 37-inch off-road tires. Pricing for the two-door Boot starts at $250,000 while the four-door version will set you back $275,000.