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2001 Saleen S7
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Saleen S7
  • Saleen S7
  • Year:
    2001-
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    550@6400
  • Torque @ RPM:
    4000
  • Displacement:
    6654 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    200 mph
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Saleen, Inc., a specialty vehicle manufacturer for 17 years, has created the first true American supercar with the launch of the Saleen S7. The S7 is designed to compete with the fastest, quickest, best handling, most luxurious grand touring cars in the world, while providing a distinctly American driving experience for the fortunate few who will own one.

 

Latest Saleen S7 news and reviews:

Saleen S7 Supercar Makes a Comeback with Le Mans Edition and 1,300 HP

Saleen S7 Supercar Makes a Comeback with Le Mans Edition and 1,300 HP

Only 7 will be made, priced at $1 million!

After launching its first original design in more than a decade at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show,, Saleen Automotive revealed plans to revive the S7 supercar with a new special-edition model. Yes, the "new" S7 is actually the old car with the same design, but the Southern Californian tuning shop is spicing things up with a new, significantly more powerful engine. The S7 in question is called the Le Mans Edition and stands out, compared to its predecessor, thanks to a twin-turbo V-8 rated at more than 1,000 horsepower!

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2017 Saleen S7 Le Mans Limited Edition

2017 Saleen S7 Le Mans Limited Edition

Can this limited-edition S7 take on the Lamborghini Centenario?

Back in August of 2000 Saleen pulled the sheet off of the first American mid-engined production supercar known as the Saleen S7. Powered by a worked over, Ford 351 Windsor engine, this 550 horsepower supercar set the standard for other mid-engined production cars like the Falcon F7, Alessi AR-1, and the SSC Ultimate Aero. The S7 was only produced from 2000 to 2006 and carried on practically unchanged for each year it was in production. In 2006, Saleen pulled the sheet off of a twin-turbo version that rocked two Garrett turbochargers, but despite its impressive 750-horsepower output, never made it into production. With 2016 marking the 20th anniversary of Saleen’s seven-year championship run in racing, it has decided to build a special-edition version of the S7 called the LM.

Steve Saleen, the man behind the company and the initial designer of the S7 Prototype, said, “True to our form; we are bringing back America’s only true supercar. We are celebrating our winning heritage and advancing the performance DNA that Saleen was built around.”

At his point, very little is known about the S7 LM, but we do know that it will have enough power to beat out even the twin-turbo prototype from 2006 and will take on some unique updates to bring it up to speed with the rest of the world. It will be completely hand built and produced in just seven examples, all of which are probably already spoken for. So, let’s dive on in and take a look at the S7 LM and discuss it in more detail.

Continue reading to learn more about the Saleen S7 Le Mans Limited Edition.

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Rights To The Saleen S7 Supercar Now Up For Sale

Rights To The Saleen S7 Supercar Now Up For Sale

Depending on who you ask, the first American supercar was either the 1911 Mercer Raceabout or the 1992 Vector W8. However, when it comes to production supercars, the 2001 Saleen S7 is widely regarded as America’s first effort in that direction. It’s been 15 years since Saleen introduced the S7 and 11 since it was discontinued, and all the remaining inventory, parts, memorabilia, molds, designs, and intellectual property related to the supercar are up for sale.

The offer also includes the 2001 Saleen S7R race car, as well as the 2008 Saleen S5S Raptor Concept the American brand designed in 2007. The assets and intellectual property to all three cars can be purchased via GA Global Partners, which is currently accepting bids on the whole bundle.

The sale comes amid financial troubles for Saleen Automotive, but the actual seller of the assets is Hancock Park Associates, the private equity firm that has controlled the brand for a few years. The company held onto some Saleen products when founder Steve Saleen regained control of the brand.

According to GA Global Partners, the assets, which include the six remaining chassis and frames from the S7 supercar, have been kept in safe storage for the past five years.

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2000 - 2004 Saleen S7 by AE Performance and ADV.1 wheels

2000 - 2004 Saleen S7 by AE Performance and ADV.1 wheels

It’s hard to imagine that the American produced Saleen S7 actually went into production exactly 10 years ago, and its theoretical performance figures are still the envy of many automotive manufacturers around the world.

Featuring a massive 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the S7 could pump out 750 horsepower when it was new, and launch to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds despite being rear-wheel drive. Saleen claimed that the S7 could hit a top speed of 248mph which could have made it the fastest production car in the world, but for some unknown reason, the American company never took it to the absolute limits.

Ten years later, the S7 has yet to prove its ultimate performance potential, but thanks to the addition of new ADV5.2 Track Spec SL wheels from ADV.1, the Saleen S7 has finally reached its true potential, despite it only being aesthetically.

ADV.1 Wheels joined forces with AE Performance to perform the upgrade and it’s suspected that AE performed some minor tweaks to the car’s engine, although no details have been released about that.

Anyway, the wheels fitted to this particular S7 are true works of art, and are one of the company’s lightest wheels, even featuring a titanium nameplate and titanium bolts to cut down on weight and measure 19x9.5 inches at front and 20x12 at the rear.

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Street Legal Saleen S7 Competition for Sale

Street Legal Saleen S7 Competition for Sale

We will continue our list of ultra-expensive Christmas gifts with a special vehicle: a street legal Saleen Competition S7 supercar available for sale for an impressive $499,000.

When unveiled in 2000, the Saleen S7 was powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine with 550 HP. With the introduction of the Competition package, Saleen added a few updates, including 100 HP engine upgrades, a big Le Mans style race wing, winglets up front, and red/black 4pt
harness seats. With the new updates, the car was capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and hitting a top speed of more than 200 mph. This was just a step closer to the impressive Twin-Turbo version that was capable of a top speed of 248 mph.

The S7 on sale is the number 27 model, which was the first one offered with the competition package, and the first one that featured the red exterior paint.

However crazy the $499,000 price tag may sound, at least it’s less expensive than the $1.17 million dollar sticker on the Zenvo ST1 supercar. Which one would you like to see in your garage on Christmas morning?

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How about a Saleen S7 for $4000 a day?

How about a Saleen S7 for $4000 a day?

Driving a 200 mph car is everyone’s dream, but not many of us actually have the money to buy a car like a Saleen S7. So, renting it might be the best options, even if its only for one day! The car can be yours for $4000 a day!

The Saleen S7 is America’s super car: a limited production, hand-built masterpiece designed by race drivers and engineers to push the very limits of what is considered legal to drive on the street. GDC’s candy-apple-red Saleen S7 has a naturally aspirated, 7-liter 550 horsepower engine and weighs only 2,750 lbs. The car is constructed entirely of carbon fiber, aluminum and chrome-molly tubing. The Saleen S7 is available at both the company’s New York & Miami facilities and is reserved only for returning GDC customers & members of its exclusive DreamShare exotic car club.

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How not to deliver a Saleen S7...

How not to deliver a Saleen S7...

Those guys in Russia really need to find a batter way to deliver supercars! Remember that a few months ago we posted a funny image of a Veyron being delivered in a truck? Well it happens again, this time with a Saleen!

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Supercars test

Supercars test

Extreme sports cars in a duel with a fighter plane: Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, Mercedes SLR McLaren, Saleen S7, RUF Rt12. 2000 men responsibly for technical maintenance of the airplanes and approximately 400 in the pilot staff. 33 fighter planes of the type Panavia Tornado ECR in its hangars accommodate 577 ha large areas. Everyone with a top speed up to 2300 km/h.
The test wanted to see which of the cars made the 0 to 300 km/h fastest?
With a capacity enlargement of 6,2 to 6,5 litres (...)

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2006 Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo Competition

2006 Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo Competition

The competition package is a new option from Saleen that builds on the 750 bhp S7, producing an astounding 1000 bhp. The package is the latest evolution of the S7 supercar that first started production in 2001. The extra horsepower comes from increasing the boost of the twin-turbo system developed by Saleen.

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Top 12 Best American Cars

Top 12 Best American Cars

If your want to buy a new car you you’ll have to know that are the best cars in the USA. Best American design, American heritage and American power. BusinessWeek scoured through every domestic car, SUV, truck, and van and picked the top 12 domestic winners in each segment.
Small Car: Ford Focus - $13450 to $17040, Final Score: 3.88/5 Sedan: Chevrolet Malibu - $16325 to $23065, Final Score: 4.4/5 Wagon: Ford Focus Wagon - $16735 to $17495, Final Score: 4.25/5 Minivan: Dodge Caravan - (...)

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2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Since the company’s inception in 1984, Saleen has produced over 10,000 complete and EPA certified vehicles, more than any other specialty manufacturer. In addition, Saleen has equipped more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide, further emphasizing their commitment to excellence.

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2001 Saleen S7 R

2001 Saleen S7 R

We race today because racing is part and parcel of the Saleen corporate DNA. We�ve raced and won championships with our Mustangs since the beginning and the S7 was conceived to combine the performance of a track-only race car with the driving pleasure of a road car.

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2001 Saleen S7

2001 Saleen S7

Saleen, Inc., a specialty vehicle manufacturer for 17 years, has created the first true American supercar with the launch of the Saleen S7. The S7 is designed to compete with the fastest, quickest, best handling, most luxurious grand touring cars in the world, while providing a distinctly American driving experience for the fortunate few who will own one.

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