You thought Saleen Automotive Cashed Out, Think Again.

Back in 2014, there was claim that Saleen Automotive would file for bankruptcy according to claims filed to the US SEC….or whatever. Anyways this new Mustang by Saleen might be the phoenix rising fromĀ its ashes or their final sonata.

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Whatever the case I’m glad Saleen is somehow back even though a S7 replacement has yet to be finalized.

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SALEEN S7 DAY 2: FROM SINGLE TO GETTING TWINS

WHEN THE SALEEN DEBUT IT MADE WAVES FOR UPCOMING AMERICAN SUPERCARS. THIS WAS SOMETHING NEW FROM THE PRIVATE TUNER, A HAND BUILT MACHINE THAT WASN’T DERIVED FROM A FORD OR CHEVY MODEL. IT GOES TO SHOW HOW A DREAM CAN BE REALIZED, WITH HARD WORK.800px-SAG2004_181_Ferrari112_0208_Saleen_S7_02z_Saleen_S7_Engine

WHEN FIRST RELEASED THIS MEGA BEAST BOASTED 550 HP and 525 ft/lbs TORQUE. THE ENGINE WAS BASED ON THE 7.0L V8 FORD 427 ENGINE TOPPING OUT AT 220 MPH AND 0-60 SPECS IN THE RANGE OF 3.3 SECONDS.

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WELL I GUESS THAT WASN’T ENOUGH OF A THRILL, ESPECIALLY WITH THE FERRARI ENZO AND OTHER EUROPEAN SUPERCARS FOLLOWING THE PURSUIT OF POWER AND PERFORMANCE. SO IN 2005 SALEEN UPDATED THE S7 WITH A TWIN TURBO SYSTEM AS WELL AS OTHER PARTS OF THE S7; HOWEVER OUR ONLY CONCERN IS THE ENGINE FOR NOW. THE S7 NOW BOASTED 750 BHP WITH 700 FT/LBS OF TORQUE, THIS TOOK THE CAR TO AN INCREDIBLE 248 MPH AND 0-60 IN ~3.1’s.

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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE NEXT MONSTER TO COME FROM THIS COMPANY THAT HAS BEEN VERY QUIET ON THE BIG PROJECT!?