Bear in mind the Baja Boot? No, not the Steve McQueen Boot that did not win its class on the 1967 Baja 500, however somewhat the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Boot that did win its class on the 2019 Baja 500. True, there have been solely two automobiles in Class 2 in 2019, the Ford Bronco R prototype did not end, and the SCG Boot made it to the road 46 seconds earlier than the time cutoff, however any victory is a victory. The identical yr SCG gained its tilt at Baja, the corporate introduced a four-door, four-seat model with stadium seating. The boutique carmaker’s been busy doing a bunch of different issues within the 4 years since, like operating a marketing campaign within the World Endurance Championship’s top-tier class, so the Boot bought booted to the again of the event queue. Appears it is returned to the entrance of the road — maybe as a result of SCG determined to depart the WEC — and the corporate is posting images of the 4-DR Boot Prototype Chassis 1 on its Fb web page.
When SCG introduced the rig, firm founder James Glickenhaus mentioned that mixed with shifting the entrance seats nearer to at least one one other, the raised rear seats offered a greater view for the back-seaters and higher legroom with out stretching the wheelbase. Glickenhaus additionally wrote that the view was vital as a result of even with small rear home windows, aft passengers bought carsick throughout Baja pre-running after they may solely see the entrance seatbacks. With solely the chromoly tube body to go on proper now, nonetheless, we will not be certain stadium seating remains to be within the plan. We hope so, as a result of the setup is beneficial and funky, as was the built-in child seat within the again row.
The boutique automaker’s web site nonetheless lists inventory spec as V8 energy, an automated transmission, two- and four-wheel drive, 18-inches of suspension journey from Fox three-inch inside bypass shocks, 17-inch Technique Wheels on 37-inch BFG T/A KM3 tires, an HVAC system, a backup digicam, energy home windows, and a 30-gallon gasoline tank. A evaluate of the two-door Boot indicated that it has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, a four-speed automated, 14 inches of floor clearance, a 5,500-pound curb weight, and the flexibility to hit an indicated 120 mph. In 2021, that type of enjoyable value $250,000. Inflation and two extra doorways will pump that quantity up some.
With SCG constructing the four-seater chassis in a few month, it most likely will not be lengthy earlier than we see a model with the composite panels connected. And maybe now that the agency is engaged on delayed tasks once more, we’ll see a prototype of that Dakar Buggy within the not-too-distant future, too.