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The Exotic Looking Off-Road Will Be Sold As A Kit

SCG Mini Boot
The Original SCG 008 "Mini Boot" Rendering. Image Via SCG.

Shortly after Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus beat the Ford Bronco R at the Baja 1000 with the LT4-powered Boot, the boutique automaker based in Sleepy Hollow, New York announced a follow-up. Called the SCG Mini Boot, the wild looking two-door off-road 4×4 will be sold as an incomplete vehicle for the customer to finish. A kit car. But it’s a kit car that will be Paris-to-Dakar Buggy Class and Baja 1000 Class 10 eligible.

Here’s the latest news: in a social media post, SCG announced that the Mini Boot will be priced from $130,000. The company noted that kit will come with all of the regulatory hardware to make the vehicle street legal. Additionally, it will likely be RWD only, and with three seats.

“We may make it 2WD only as a 3 seater as 4WD is not Paris to Dakar legal in its class. As a 3 seater would also be a better pre runner,” said SCG on Instagram. In either case, the SCG Mini Boot will remain 4WD capable.

The chassis will be primarily made of steel, while SCG notes that customers can have a carbon fiber body for extra money. A powertrain is not included, but Glickenhaus recommends going with a tried-and-true GM LS3 V8 engine, which would provide north of 400 horsepower. For reference, a Chevrolet Performance Connect and Cruise system with an LS3 and a Tremec T56 manual transmission currently runs north of $15,000.

The larger SCG Boot that customers can buy, pictured below, utilizes a 460 horsepower GM LT1 V8 engine – the successor to the LS3. The vehicles will have a 17-digit VIN, complying with the NHTSA Low Volume rules. There is also a four-wheel independent suspension complete with 22-inches of travel, which makes good use of the massive 37-inch rubber. Pricing for this beast starts at $258,750 for the 2-door model, and $287,500 for the four-door model. It even comes with Apple CarPlay.

SCG Boot 4 Door

Written by Manoli Katakis

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