Built as more than just a modern, high-performance homage to the Steve McQueen Baja Boot from way back when, the SCG Boot is a road-legal (in the US, at least) Baja 1000 competitor truck, that is simply awesome!
To give you an indication of just how awesome the SGC Boot is the two-door version features a chromoly chassis, composite body (with removable hard-top), and removable doors. It features a selectable 2/4-wheel drive system, and is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-litre 460HP dry-sump GM V8. The power-plant is mated to the venerable GM 4L80E automatic, and puts the power down through a set of Fox 3″ internal-bypass shocks with each corner being entirely independent.
Wheels and tyres are covered off with a set of 17-inch Method Racing wheels, wrapped up in 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3’s (and features a full-sized spare, incase you were wondering).
Worth keeping in mind, it’s not all about the SCG Boot completing the Baja 1000 though, as the interior is rather well fitted out. This includes fully electric seats, fully leather trimmed interior, Apple Carplay infotainment system with touchscreen and GPS connectivity (oh, and a reversing camera too!). There’s also cupholders, storage, and two USB charging ports in the centre console.
For those who really want the whole package, optional extras include: a 650HP supercharged 6.2-litre V8, 4X4 winch, Baja Designs lightbar, Roof-cage, 39-inch tyres with ARB Air-Lockers front and rear, as well as a pump-up kit and an optional fire-suppression system.
This entire setup will opnly set you back US$258,750, plus of course on-roads. For us Down Under, that doesn’t include shipping to Australia, or the 400 hoops you’d need to jump through to get it engineered for Australian on-road use. That said, considering the amount of bespoke vehicles that seem to be gracing the upper-north shore these days, we’re going to say there is actually a chance this may be able to be engineered for use here.
Let us know in the comments below if there is anything on the SCG Boot (aside from the 37-inch rubber) that jumps out at you to stop this being registrable here! Oh, and if you weren’t sure about it’s Baja 1000 heritage and ability, in 2019 the SCG team drove the Boot to Ensenada to race in the Baja 1000, beat the Ford Bronco by 280 miles, and then drove it straight home again. There is also talk of a Hydrogen-powered option coming, that may or may not be lining up to race one Tesla Cyber Truck in 2023.