Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Boot Looks Like a Real Kick
After making the transition from racing a rebodied Ferrari at the Nürburgring 24 Hours to building its own supercar for the same event alongside a street legal version, one can’t help wondering what’s next for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Well, we can stop wondering, as James Glickenhaus and his team have revealed their next automotive adventure: An extreme off-roader designed for one of the most extreme environments on the planet.
Actually, the plan is to create two versions of this center-steer vehicle, which has been dubbed the SCG Boot after the Hurst Baja Boot that Glickenhaus owns and used as the inspiration for this machine: A long-wheelbase four-door known as the Expedition (though we’re pretty certain Ford will have a bone to pick with that), and a short wheelbase two-door nicknamed Steve, in honor of one of the original Boot’s former owners, Steve McQueen. The plan is to put both versions (set to be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 of undisclosed origin) into limited production (no more than 325 per year, which is the max allowed under a NHTSA exemption) at a target starting price of $100,000, but it is the extended version that will be tasked with attempting to set a new four-wheeled vehicle altitude record of 7,000 meters (22,965.9 feet) by driving up a volcano. Yeah, proving grounds don’t get much more extreme than that…
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