Package automotive blends supercar physique with off-road chassis for $100,000


It has been some time since we final heard from Glickenhaus however the firm has been plugging away at growing its assorted assortment of efficiency machines, the most recent of which is the 008.

What is the 008? It is a downsized model of Glickenhaus’ Boot (005) off-roader, and like lots of Glickenhaus’ autos it is destined to compete within the Baja 1000.

Glickenhaus final week introduced by way of Fb that it’ll quickly begin accepting orders for the 008. The corporate plans to cost $100,000 for what it describes as a “base package,” and can supply quite a few choices that we’re certain will shortly inflate that base sticker. Extra photographs and knowledge might be coming quickly.

The mission really began out as a little bit of enjoyable, with Glickenhaus imagining a car mixing the attractive physique of the corporate’s 004 supercar with the off-road working gear of the Boot. The corporate was then requested by followers whether or not it may develop a car that might be assembled at dwelling. The ensuing design is the 008.

James Glickenhaus (left) in seating buck for Glickenhaus 008

James Glickenhaus (left) in seating buck for Glickenhaus 008

Glickenhaus CEO and founder James Glickenhaus beforehand cited all the pieces from the Porsche 959 to the dune buggy Steve McQueen drove in “The Thomas Crown Affair” as inspiration. Much like the quite a few Porsche 911 Safari builds on the market, the 008 retains the essential physique of the low-slung efficiency automotive it is based mostly on, however provides a jacked-up suspension, a roof rack, a winch, and a light-weight bar for a extra rugged look.

Preliminary specs embrace a size of 182 inches, a metal chassis with composite physique panels, a central driving place, and Fox coil-over suspension. The requirements wheels might be 17 inchers wrapped in 37-inch BFGoodrich off-road racing tires. The curb weight might be roughly 3,500 kilos and the stomach pan floor clearance ought to be about 18 inches.

The 008 might be offered with out an engine, however it’s designed to make use of a Basic Motors 2.2-liter 4-cylinder crate engine and a Weddle transaxle, although different powertrains can be utilized. As for meeting, Glickenhaus has stated that anybody with a proficiency for constructing Ikea furnishings shouldn’t have any downside with the 008.

Past the 008, Glickenhaus is readying a Boot off-roader fueled by hydrogen. The corporate can be competing within the Hypercar class of the 2022 World Endurance Championship with its 007 Le Mans Hypercar racer.


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