The 460-hp road-legal version is toned down slightly, but also ready to race, and legal in at least 49 states. It's four inches narrower, its four-wheel independent suspension omitting the external bypass shocks but still good for 19 inches of travel. GM's four-speed 4L80E transmission works the cogs. Wilwood brakes on 12-inch calipers sit behind 17-inch wheels, there's a 45-gallon tank, it weighs 5,200 pounds, and range is said to be 400 miles on the highway, 200-300 miles off-road.
There were reports early on about selectable four-wheel drive, but none of the renderings of the latest four-door boot show a second lever for a transfer case. It's possible that some Boot versions will be constant 4WD. The renderings do show vents, though, so air conditioning and heating look to have survived the production spec.
Pricing has gone up a bit from our last telling. Two-door models, which come with only two seats, will go for roughly $258,000. The four-door models on sale next year will come fully loaded and cost $287,500. The extra portals mean two extra seats, and because front seats are mounted inboard, SCG says rear passengers have less chance of getting motion sickness since they can see out the windshield. A Level 6 armor package will be offered for an additional $166,750, in case of ... the Congo.
This year's production is nearly sold out, with just one Founders Edition racing two-door and one road-legal two-door left. Of the 20 production slots for next year — sold as 2021-model-year vehicles — 17 remain open.
To demonstrate the Boot's prowess and connect the circle with its past, SCG will drive a road-and-race version of the Founders Edition two-door soft-top Boot from SCG's New York factory to this year's Baja 1000 in November, race, then drive back to NY. Boot owners who want to race the Baja in 2020 can pay for SCG's arrive-and-drive package, and get full support from the Scuderia team during the race. SCG will host owners who merely want to spectate with a luxury drive-and-relax package that includes pre-running the course.