As a fan of cars, you have undoubtedly come across a countless number of sports cars modified for off-road duty in the past few years. There have been stories about rally Bentley and Ferrari models, but no car has undergone this treatment more than the Porsche 911. As great as these rear-engine rally cars are, there sure are a lot of them now. For those looking for a 4×4 that’s even more unique, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has just announced the SCG Mini Boot.
Officially known as the 008, the SCG Mini Boot is the company’s first foray into a customer self-constructed kit. While it wears bodywork clearly inspired by the company’s 650 horsepower 004 mid-engine sports car, it is described as something closer to a dune buggy. That said, SCG also builds a rather impressive off-road SUV known simply as the Boot, which competed in the Baja 1000 in 2019, beating out the Ford Bronco. This kit car captures the essence of both vehicles quite well.
Because the SCG Mini Boot is strictly being sold as a kit car, buyers will have to source their own powertrains. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus have noted that a GM-sourced 2.2-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine mated to a Sadev transaxle will fit quite nicely, but we already know someone is going to get an LS crate engine in there somehow. Because of course that is what is going to happen.
There is no word at this point as to what this kit might cost, or whether or not it will be offered with an optional all-wheel drive system. The company does say on their Facebook that this car should help bring the SCG brand to more people because of its lower cost, so perhaps it will come in under six-figures. That is of course before you start ticking boxes for things like driving lights, bash bars, and the oh-so-necessary rear mounted spare tire.