"We are seriously thinking about offering our Boots with LT5s (840hp 1,050nm) which will make them the highest (sic) Super SUV's available," the post said.
SCG already offers GM small-block V-8s in the Boot. The 460-horsepower 6.2-liter naturally aspirated LS1 is standard, but the 650-hp supercharged LT4 is also available.
Specific timing and pricing weren't discussed, but SCG noted that, with any new model, the first signed contract gets the first available build slot.
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We had a great weekend at Monticello Motor Club with our new Connecticut Dealer HK Motorcars which is directly across the street from our Danbury Factory. We delivered our first customer 004 GTC (SPX/GT3 @ 600 HP) and brought our Baja 1000 Factory pre runner and offered rides on the MMC off-road course. Roger Garbow from The Drive and Larry Kosilla from AMMO were there and drove our Boot a lot. Both of them took a lot of photos and video which they will soon be putting out. Potential customers loved the Boot and The 004 and HK made several sales. We really believe that when people see our Boot and 004 in person and test drive them they will become Glickenhaus customers. We are seriously thinking about offering our Boots with LT5's (840HP 1050NM) which will make them the highest Super SUV's available. As always first signed contract first available build slot.
As a refresher, the original Baja Boot was an off-road buggy developed by hot rodder and engineer Vic Hickey, and raced by actor Steve McQueen in the 1960s. SCG founder Jim Glickenhaus bought one of the only two original Boots at an auction in 2010 and decided to build a modern version.
The modern Boot is larger and a bit more practical than the original (thanks to an optional four-door configuration), but it's just as capable off-road. Like the original Boot, it managed to beat the Ford Bronco in the Baja 1000, finishing the race while a Ford factory team suffered mechanical issues.
SCG also plans to compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) Hypercar class, including an assault on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A race car for the class, dubbed 007, was unveiled earlier this year.