“If you could build anything in the world, what would you build?” – Andrea Pininfarina
When Andrea asked us this question in 2005 he sparked our imaginations and turned us into a manufacturer. In November 2017 we had a blank sheet of paper and one answer to this question. Let’s build a new version of the Baja Boot that we can drive to Ensenada, race the Baja 1000, and drive home.
Unlike most companies that work for years in secret rooms before unveiling a nearly finished vehicle, we threw this idea into the public, and asked if anyone had any connections with SCORE. Within a week we had a phone meeting with SCORE, who was very supportive and welcomed the idea. We have shared many steps along the way through social and traditional media, because for us the process of creating something from a blank sheet of paper to a vehicle racing the Baja is an incredible journey that we love to share.
We unveiled our new Boot at Quail, in 2019, and have since put over 1000 hard off-road testing miles on the Boots, including over 700-miles in Johnson Valley, California. The entire team is fired up, and the Boot has exceeded everyone’s expectations for handling, performance, and most of all, comfort over extreme terrain. We tested the Boot over 102 MPH off road and it still had a lot to give
We are pre-running this week, and will be driving the Boot down to Ensenada to race the Baja 1000 in a few weeks. We could not be more excited that we will be racing Ford with their new Bronco in Class 2.
The base Boot, which we are using to pre-run the Baja, has 19 inches of suspension travel front and rear with 39-inch BFGoodrich tires on Method wheels, Fox Coil over 3 inch internal bypass shocks, and 4-independent A-Arm suspension.
The Boot with the Baja trim package has 22 inches of suspension travel front and rear, Fox 2.5 Coil over front and rear and Fox 3.0 Bypass front and 3.5 bypass rear shocks with Method wheels and 37-inch BFGoodrich tires and 4-independent A-Arm suspension. The Baja trim package also includes a wider 88 inch width, and everything needed to race the Baja 1000 such as maglock forced cabin filtered air and water for race helmets, Lowrance race GPS, FIA and SCORE international specification roll cage and door bars, auxiliary 30 gallon fuel tank, SCORE and FIA certified race harnesses and window netting, and radio communication devices.