Saleen unveiled today at the New York Auto Show the S5S Raptor Concept. According to the company the S5S Raptor could enter the market in as little as two years, and should it go forward, it would carry a base price of approximately $185,000.
The Raptor is a two seat mid-engine super car that competes in size and style with core offerings from the most notable of Italian exotic car makes, but with a segment leading 650hp and 630 lb-ft of torque provided by a Saleen 5.0L Supercharged Engine - the source of the S5S designation. Unlike its competitors, the Raptor is designed to digest cellulosic ethanol. This is the same ethanol formula, states Wilbur, that is the official fuel of the 2008 American Le Mans Race Series and the IRL.
The Raptor’s hand-built 5.0L cubic inch engine with its patented twin-screw supercharger delivers its 650 horses at 6300 rpm and hits max torque at just 4400 RPM. This power sits on call beneath the knob of a close ratio 6-speed manual, or optional paddle shifting sequential gearbox. It’s a combination that send Raptor’s rigid aluminum chassis screaming to a top speed of over 200 mph.
Saleen unveiled at the New York Auto Show the Gurney Signature Edition Mustang, a model created in cooperation with American automotive legend Dan Gurney. The special edition will be limited to 300 units.
The Gurney Signature Edition Mustang will feature Saleen’s 465 Hp supercharged 281 cubic inch engine, short throw shifter, and 3.73 Max Grip rear axle. In addition, the vehicles will have custom two-tone seats that feature either blue or red AlcantaraTM inserts designed to keep your rear end planted firmly behind the wheel. The legendary Gurney Eagle logo is featured on the steering wheel and several other places around the car.
The exterior reflects the look of Dan’s 1969 Trans Am series Mustang, masterfully recreated in a fashion that honors history but looks aggressively towards the future. The heritage styled Gurney Edition body kit, ’duck bill’ rear spoiler and ’stinger’ style hood all come together in harmony with the carefully placed graphics and die cut Gurney Eagle insignia.
The Saleen S5S Raptor Concept won’t make its official debut until tomorrow, but here are a few more details and images about it. The S5S Raptor will go into production by 2010 and pricing will start from $185,000.
The Saleen S5S Raptor will be powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter engine that delivers 650 hp and 630 lbs-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox; it can run on E85 ethanol and is capable of jetting from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200 mph.
Sallen will unveil at the New York International Auto Show the S5S Raptor, a concept that uses an aluminum chassis and composite body panels for weight savings.
The S5S Raptor is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 that burns E85 ethanol. Saleen estimates a top speed in excess of 200 mph.
Stay tuned, more details will follow!
An eight-time Manufacturers’ Champion in GT sports car racing,Saleen corporation has produced over 10,000 complete EPA certified vehicles, more than any other specialty manufacturer. In addition, Saleen has equipped more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide, further emphasizing our commitment to excellence.
Now the car manufacturer unveiled its newest born creation, the Saleen Sport Truck S331.
Saleen announced that it intends to unveil a special Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang at the New York Auto Show next week. No images of the vehicle are available (the image above it’s a Saleen Musatang GTR, 2005), but Saleen did reveal the collector’s coupe would be packing a 370-hp V8 and that the styling would harken back to the 1970s.