And you can build it yourself.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, a manufacturer specializing in supercars such as the SCG 003 and the retro SCG 006 has announced that it will start production of its SCG 008 Baja racer. Its sibling, the Boot, led a stunning campaign in the famous race by the same name and even managed to beat the Factory-backed Ford Bronco team. Like some of SCG's other cars, the 008 will be sold as a kit car that can be assembled by the buyer to each individual need. The car is set to be a sort of engineering educational program, as well as a highly competitive race car.
SCG head Jim Glickenhaus takes inspiration for the project from the early days of drag racing, where people did not need massive budgets to be competitive. The SCG 008 is designed to conform with the entry rules for the 10 category at Baja and the Dakar Buggy Class.
The 008 is slightly longer than the 004 and measures in with a wheelbase of 121 inches, and a track of 86 inches. That means it will be able to race in both classes without having to undergo any modifications. The 008 rocks 35-inch tires as standard, but the option for 37-inch tires are also there. According to Glickenhaus, the 008 is aimed at being competitive, but if you want to win, he'd recommend getting behind the wheel of a Boot.
Per the manufacturer's wishes, the 008 will have to be able to drive on the street, so just as its 003 sibling which can hit the street if you build it yourself, you'll have to get to work if you want to play on the open roads. The 008 will offer a federalized windshield, headlights, and taillights, as well as a catalytic converter.
So what about the engine? Unfortunately, the 008 will be shipped without a powerplant, but the car has been designed to fit the LS3 V8 engine. In terms of slapping the whole project together, SCG promises an enjoyable process that can be handled by first-time mechanics. So it's basically a big Lego kit that requires no welding whatsoever.
So what will it cost? SCG estimates that the 008 will sell for approximately $130,000 with the engine not included, and if you wish for SCG to build the car for you, that will add another $30,000 to the price tag. The SCG 008 will be eligible for the Baja 1000 and Paris to Dakar series.