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SCG investigates extreme utility with Baja Boot-enlivened wilderness romper

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus may be knee some place down in the headway of another mid-engine amusements auto to be known as the 004, however the motorsport and planning firm is in like manner researching the capacity of an outrageous utility vehicle—and it’s using the Baja Boot as inspiration.

For the uninitiated, the Baja Boot is an unpleasant territory carriage made by hot rodder Vic Hickey and dashed by on-screen character Steve McQueen in the 1960s in what is today seen as the Baja 1000. Only two were made. One is in an authentic focus in the Netherlands and the other was eaten up by SCG creator James Glickenhaus at a closeout in 2010.

He and his gathering at SCG are at present looking the Boot.

The propelled Boot is more utilitarian than the first. Glickenhaus depicts the arrangement as a cross between a Baja racer and a Dakar rally contender. It ought to be outrageous as Glickenhaus needs to ascend to the most astounding purpose of the 22,615-foot Ojos del Salado spring of spouting magma in the Andes Mountains to exhibit its ability. Achieving such an achievement would be a world record for high-stature driving. The present record stays at 21,942 feet, which was refined up a comparable wellspring of fluid magma in a 1986 Suzuki Samurai.

SCG is so far choosing the specs for the forefront Boot, be that as it may we know there will be 2-and 4-gateway variations. The propelled Boot will in like manner go with a center driving position, much the same as SCG’s 004, and pack a mid-mounted V-8. Everything will be customizable so turbocharging could be offered, which would be ideal for high-stature driving. What won’t be offered is a manual transmission, on account of low expected demand.

SCG is planning to have the Boot arranged as in front of calendar as 2019 and is concentrating on a $100,000 starting expense. It’s not clear yet whether the vehicle will be mulled over street use yet SCG says it’s exploring its decisions.

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