SCG Developing Modern Baja Boot To Set New Altitude Record

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is known for making over-the-top supercars. The man behind SCG, James Glickenhaus, wants to expand the company’s lineup with a modern variant of the Baja Boot. So, he took to Facebook to announce that work has started on the SCG Boot.

Eight years ago, Glickenhaus purchased Steve McQueen’s 1967 Baja Boot. The off-roader was built by Vic Hickey, who used his connections at General Motors to obtain some high-performance parts, like a 450-hp V8 engine, a thick tube steel frame, heavy-duty suspension and a Hydra-matic automatic gearbox.

Owning the vehicle isn’t enough for Glickenhaus, who wants to come out with a modern variant of the Baja Boot that can tackle some serious off-roading. As he said in a comment on Facebook, the SCG Boot will be used to set a new record for altitude reached by a car. To do that, the off-roader will need to best the ’86 Suzuki Samurai, which traveled 21,942 feet up the Ojos del Salado volcano in the Andes Mountains.

Besides that lofty goal, SCG also wants to drive from New York to Paris through the Bering Strait, which makes for yet another bold expedition.

Specifications on the reborn Boot are limited at the moment. The vehicle is expected to come in both two-and four-door variants (two-door models are called the Steve), feature a central driving position, and be powered by a 5.0-liter V8. Two-and four-wheel drive will be available, while it will boast 20-inches of suspension travel. To ensure it’s still functioning at frigid temperatures, the four-door Expedition version will feature military-grade sensors and seals.

The Boot will reportedly only be offered with an automatic transmission, as SCG believes no one will want a manual gearbox. The off-roader is expected to go on sale in 2019 or 2020 with a price tag of around $100,000.

more photos...
  • That does looks like modern Baja Boot, hopefully he can produce it at reasonable price and we see them running in rally raid event

  • Bash

    This will be fun to drive around.

North Carolina’s Infamous 11Foot8 Bridge “Scalped” Two Trucks In Two Days

Sneaky Durham railway underpass, two refrigerated trucks, two distracted drivers and two very lucky pedestrians.

Pagani Huayra Shooting Brake Render Is Either Grotesque Or Awesome

The Pagani Huayra is powered by a 6.0-liter twin turbocharged Mercedes-AMG V12 engine.

Bentley Unveils Continental GT V8 Models With 542 HP On Tap

The Bentley Continental GT V8 range will reach U.S. customers in Q3 of 2019.

Porsche’s Electric Taycan Shows Its Face On First Official Images

Porsche releases the first images of the production Taycan EV ahead of its September launch.

New Porsche Cayman T Might Offer The Best Value In The Range

Porsche’s driver-focused 718 Cayman T is not just a sweet car to drive.

Fisker Drops First Image Of New Sub-$40k Electric SUV With 300 Miles Of Range

The new electric SUV from Fisker will arrive in the market in the second half of 2021.

Made In Alabama: Mercedes-Maybach GLS Will Cost Around $200k

The Maybach GLS will become the most expensive car made in the US.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Is “Coming Soon”, Says Official Teaser

Mercedes has previewed the facelifted GLC Coupe using a short teaser video.

Mercedes Weary Of Surging Red Bull, Impressed With Honda Engine

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was impressed with his car’s straight line speed in Australia.

Ford Begins Layoffs In Europe, Cuts More Than 5,000 Jobs In Germany

In addition to the Germany layoffs, Ford will cut an unspecified number of jobs in the UK too.