A rendering released on Facebook and Twitter by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus shows a proposed off-road racing car unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Glickenhaus says that the sleek long-distance buggy would be two-wheel-drive and capable of seating three; it’s aimed at taking on the Paris-Dakar rally and Baja 1000.
Unlike the company’s other off-roader, the Boot, this SCG 008 machine would be offered only as a kit, not as a complete vehicle. It would be sold with a tube-frame chassis and all of the materials supplied to the builder to finish themselves, at a price of $130,000. The Boot is built in Chatsworth, California, while the rest of the SCG lineup is built in New York. We presume either shop would be capable of constructing the chassis of this new buggy but perhaps it makes more sense for the frame to come from California, the birthplace of the Baja Bug and Meyers Manx.
This lower, lighter machine is reminiscent of SCG’s 004 car and its LMP1 racer. The 004 resemblance is particularly strong thanks to its flying buttress C-pillar, although the SCG 008 naturally has a much shorter front overhang and much larger tires. It is designed to be powered by a 2.2-liter Ecotec engine and Sedev transaxle, so expect a lot less power than the GM V-8s powering the Boot. With a lower weight and hypercar looks, it may be just as fun.