Steve Saleen has made good use of his time since regaining his namesake brand in 2012. The timing couldn’t have been any more ideal too, because a little over a year after returning to Saleen , the all-new Ford Mustang made its debut. Yep, sometimes, timing is everything.
The aftermarket company known for building sick specialized Mustangs has prepared its first interpretation of the new Ford muscle car . It’s predictably called the 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang and like its predecessors, and it’s sure to have all of the familiar high-performance modifications that Saleen has come to be known for.
The full scope of details haven’t been released as of 7/3/2014 and we only get a teaser photo to look at, plus an accompanying video. But make no mistake, a lot of the technical components are there for the new Saleen 302, including what we expect to be a robust performance tune that adds even more power to the Mustang’s already gnarly 5.0-liter, V-8 engine.
Without knowing how Saleen reinvented the Mustang into the 302, a look at the front section photo suggests that Mustang was given the full Saleen treatment, including improvements to its aesthetic and aerodynamic qualities. The vented hood now has a scoop, something the standard Mustang doesn’t have. Moreover, the headlights appear to have been cut in favor of a longer front grille. Even the lower bumper is restyled to include visible intakes and what appears to be slit-like indicators.
We expect Saleen to divulge more details soon. For now, enjoy the photo and the video. Let your imagination do the rest.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang.
The Camaro ZL1 isn’t an aftermarket-tuned vehicle, but it’s still ridiculously powerful in its own right. The lack of information on how powerful the new Saleen 302 is going to be leaves us with questions on how it can stack up against the ZL1.
So we’re going to take comfort knowing that since the ZL1 is the most powerful road-legal Camaro Chevy has ever built, it can more than hold its own against a Saleen-tuned Mustang.
We wouldn’t be as confident with any other Camaro but the ZL1’s 6.2-liter V-8 is down for the throwdown. That engine, after all, produces 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds to go with a top speed of 184 mph.
Gallery Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN), (OTCBB: SLNN) (the "Company"), an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel, is pleased to provide a First Look for the all-new Saleen Mustang (pictured below).
One look at the 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang and you get a familiar feeling of previewing the next legendary muscle car. With this Saleen 302 first look, take that legendary status and add over 30 years of Saleen racing, design, and engineering DNA and the result is something truly worthy of iconic status.
With this model being the first major Mustang redesign since 2005, Saleen took this as an opportunity to push the limits in both design and performance. This latest Saleen mustang model is perfectly positioned as the next American exotic, campaigning on the world stage. As a first look, the final features and specifications of the 2015 S302 Mustang will be released as the official unveiling and production draws nearer.
"I am as proud as I have ever been of a Mustang we’ve created," stated Steve Saleen, CEO, Saleen Automotive. "I hope you enjoy this First Look and vow to debut one of the most spectacular Mustangs you have ever seen when the car hits the streets later this year."