Saleen is celebrating 25 years of building custom Ford Mustangs and Blue Oval hot rods. To celebrate the company released the most powerful pony car ever: the Sterling Edition S302E. WardsAuto reports that Saleen is having even bigger plans for the future. One will be an entry in the American Le Mans Series to compete with General Motors Corp.’s Corvette Racing C6.R GT1 squad. But the most important plan is a more conventional – and less expensive – mid-engine performance car to elevate the status of the brand.
The company wants to keep the future supercar in the $150,000 to $200,000 range and, as Paul Wilbur, Saleen president and CEO says "to a nearby Ford GT and noting the new car would abandon the S7’s composite construction for a more conventional aluminum-bodied layout."
Also Saleen says they are not worried about the new CAFE regulation and that they are "ready to embrace green technology", but the company doe not have enough resources for research and development.
Of interest are potential electric and diesel powertrains, both of which naturally produce large amounts of low-end torque and can be tuned for high-performance with modern technology.
Saleen revealed the limited edition Patriot Mustang, a tribute to the military servicemen and women who defend the country at home and abroad. They repesent the true pride and strength of America and as America’s premiere niche vehicle manufacturer, Saleen wants to salute them. So, as a way to say welcome home to our troops Saleen will build 24 special edition S281 Supercharged cars in Red, White and Blue (8 vehicles per color).
Saleen Automotive, North America’s premiere specialty vehicle manufacturer announces its very aggressive 2008 MY product line up. The "Extreme", along with 6 other models in Saleen’s 2008 model line up, made its world debut on the runways of the retired El Toro Airport in Southern California.
Saleen Automotive took the wraps off of its 2008 MY product during an exclusive press event held on the runway of the retired the El Toro Marine base. The new product launch is designed to show the world why Saleen is and will continue to be America’s premiere niche vehicle manufacturer.
The S281 RF will offer a tremendous value by blending performance with distinct styling all at $49,995 MSRP (including destination). Limited to 100 units the RF features exclusive red accents, Saleen’s patented 465 HP twin-screw supercharger, and other Saleen performance parts. The S281 RF will only be available in two colors, black and alloy.
In the colors of Gulf Wyer, the Ford GT40 conquered Le Mans. It became such an icon that Ford came out with an updated version a few years ago, simply called the Ford GT (a name chosen by necessity, as Ford had unaccountably let the GT40 name slip away and someone else now owns it).
Now Saleen is trying to get in on the act with the Saleen 550.
Basically, it’s a paint job.
They’ve painted a Mustang in the old Gulf colors. Otherwise, it’s hopped up (...) > Full story
Many of you have already seen Transformers and know all the characters. Today we will talk about one of the "bad boys" from the movie: Evil Decepticon, or, in another words the Saleen S281 "Extreme" Mustang.
Saleen Inc., manufacturer of the world’s fastest production car – the Saleen S7 – today announced it will be sponsoring the world’s largest road rally: “The Great American Run.” This event marks the state-side arrival of Europe’s most famous road rally taking place July 29 – August 4, 2007.
To celebrate the inaugural U.S. rally, Saleen Inc. has been commissioned by Cannonball Run World Events, Inc. (CRWE) to uniquely modify 25 stock Saleen S281 “Extreme” Mustangs with an (...) > Full story
Saleen has released the first photo of the first production 600 horsepower Saleen Mustang made exclusively for the Great American Run which is a Cannonball type race.
The car will be limited to only 25 units and will be built specifically for race participants to own and enjoy. The first car which is badged with #99 seen above will be going to Great American Run owner and organizer Tim Porter. Production begins on all 25 ultra rare Saleen’s next (...)