Saleen S7 (2002)

Saleen S7 (2002)
Saleen Ford Focus S121 N2O (2005)


Saleen Ford Focus S121 N2O

Performance, Style, Sophistication, Fun.
The Saleen N2O Focus Is All that Plus a Great Value

Introduced only last year, the Saleen N2O Focus has already proved it's got the muscles to back up its chiseled looks in the highly competitive sports compact market place. Equipped with the handling, aerodynamics, power and styling for which every Saleen automobile is famous, the N2O Focus sports one other innovative feature: an engine that comes "nitrous ready." This is no add-on aftermarket kit. Rather it's a fully integrated system, designed and engineered by Saleen's factory engineers. It's installed right on the assembly line in the Saleen factory as the N2O focus is being built. You can't purchase a similar system from any other car manufacturer.
"During development we evaluated both turbocharging and supercharging, but our real world research out on the 'streets' led us to the nitrous ready concept" said Steve Saleen. "As we expected, the N2O Focus has been a hit with Gen Y buyers. They like being able to purchase it from a fully certified Saleen dealer" Saleen continued. "They also appreciate the ability to finance the car. And that, unlike most other similar cars, it comes fully equipped so they don't have to lay out several thousand dollars after taking delivery to add all the performance features we build into every N2O Focus at the factory.
"But while the N2O Focus has succeeded in attracting the 2Fast 2Furious crowd, we've also discovered the car has much broader appeal. Enthusiasts from age 16 to 96 are buying the N2O Focus. These are sophisticated performance buyers who tell us they might otherwise have chosen a Mini Cooper or an Acura RSX.
"A lot of our N2O Focus customers really like our industry-leading 'power on demand' concept" Saleen added. "Flip a switch and you've got an extra 75 horsepower under your right foot. For those other times, you can enjoy the fun of tooling around and looking 'bad' in a high-performance sport coupe that's also giving you more than 30 miles per gallon."

Saleen Ford Mustang S281 3 Valve (2005)


Saleen Ford Mustang S281 3 Valve

More horsepower, more torque, more performance. Better handling, better braking. Clean, aggressive styling. Designed by the wind. More fun... more everything. This is the best S281 ever!-Steve Saleen

This is our first all-new car in this market segment since we began manufacturing automobiles more than two decades ago. And by 'new' I mean the changes are much more than skin deep. We have an all-new all-aluminum 281-cubic-inch, 3-valve V8 matched to a slick-shifting 5-speed manual gearbox.
The suspension is totally new with an advanced MacPherson strut design up front and a three-link live rear axle with a Panhard rod at the rear. The improvements in handling have to be driven to be believed.
We've got bigger brakes at every wheel so there's more 'whoa' along with the added 'go.'
And a 20-inch wheel and tire package is standard on every S281.
The wheelbase has been stretched six inches and the wheels are pushed out closer to the corners of the car, especially up front. Not only has this allowed us to significantly improve the S281 Mustang's ride characteristics, but also its overall handling and balance. And there's a bunch less weight on the nose of the car for better weight distribution.
Without the great base platform Ford has provided in the form of the 2005 Mustang's all-new architecture and the great cooperation we have received from Ford in the from of early design and engineering information, it would have been impossible for Saleen to have designed and certified the new S281 models in such a timely fashion.-Steve Saleen

Saleen Ford Mustang S281 Extreme (2005)


Saleen Ford Mustang S281 Extreme

Five hundred horsepower. Four hundred eighty pound-feet of torque. Those are serious performance numbers. And we're not talking Saleen S7 supercar or some other exotic. No, we're talking 2005 Saleen S281 Extreme or E for short.

The S281 E represents the pinnacle of the S281 lineup, which also includes the 325-bhp S281 3-Valve and the 400-bhp S281 Supercharged muscle cars. With 500 snorting ponies and 480 tire-twisting lb-ft of torque, the E will show its twin center exhaust pipes to plenty of sports cars boasting much higher price tags: Porsche 911, Maserati Coupe and BMW Z8 to name just three.

Like the S281 3-Valve and SC models, the Extreme starts life on the same great platform Ford has provided via the 2005 Mustang's all-new architecture. But the cutting-edge S281 E sets up residence in performance territory never explored by a production Ford Mustang.

This newest member of the Saleen S281 performance trilogy is manufactured with the latest in Saleen race-bred technology. At the heart of the S281 E is a unique Saleen-manufactured, high-revving, 4.6-liter powerplant built in-house. The 281 cubicinch V8 uses a special forged steel Saleen crankshaft, Saleen forged steel connecting rods, Saleen-patented forged aluminum pistons and unique Saleen aluminum cylinder heads featuring special valve springs and the latest Saleen performance camshafts. In addition to the increased rpm available with the E engine, a Saleen-designed Series VI integrated TwinScrew supercharger with two-stage water-to-air intercooling is installed. This supercharger is so innovative that Saleen has several patents pending on the design.

Saleen Ford Mustang S281 Supercharged (2005)


Saleen Ford Mustang S281 Supercharged

More horsepower, more torque, more performance. Better handling, better braking. Clean, aggressive styling. Designed by the wind. More fun... more everything. This is the best S281 ever!-Steve Saleen

This is our first all-new car in this market segment since we began manufacturing automobiles more than two decades ago. And by 'new' I mean the changes are much more than skin deep. We have an all-new all-aluminum 281-cubic-inch, 3-valve V8 matched to a slick-shifting 5-speed manual gearbox.
The suspension is totally new with an advanced MacPherson strut design up front and a three-link live rear axle with a Panhard rod at the rear. The improvements in handling have to be driven to be believed.
We've got bigger brakes at every wheel so there's more 'whoa' along with the added 'go.'
And a 20-inch wheel and tire package is standard on every S281.
The wheelbase has been stretched six inches and the wheels are pushed out closer to the corners of the car, especially up front. Not only has this allowed us to significantly improve the S281 Mustang's ride characteristics, but also its overall handling and balance. And there's a bunch less weight on the nose of the car for better weight distribution.
Without the great base platform Ford has provided in the form of the 2005 Mustang's all-new architecture and the great cooperation we have received from Ford in the from of early design and engineering information, it would have been impossible for Saleen to have designed and certified the new S281 models in such a timely fashion.-Steve Saleen

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (2005)


Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Saleen knows all about power. As in S281 Mustangs, N2O Focuses and the S7, America's first (and still the only) mid-engine exotic supercar. When it went on sale in 2002, the S7 was the only street-legal car in the U.S. with more than 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. The media and S7 owners have raved about the car since it first smoked the rear tires in anger. And it has been recognized by numerous automotive magazines as the fastest production car in the world.
But during the past three years the automobile marketplace has witnessed an explosion of performance with models from manufacturers including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Chevrolet touting power numbers above the once magic 500 level.
Saleen is not an organization content to rest on yesterday's 0-60 mph times or quarter-mile speeds. So for 2005 it's "goodbye S7" and "all hail the S7 Twin Turbo!"
This is the first major change to the S7 since its introduction, and it is a BIG change as in 750 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque, numbers the competition will be chasing for a long while we predict.

What's New for 2005

It was pretty obvious to Saleen product planners during the late 1990s that horsepower and torque numbers were trending upwards, especially among the purveyors of supercars. And power figures that looked spectacular at that time might seem quite ordinary a few years down the road. So Saleen engineers have been planning for this day since they drew the first line on a computer screen for the original S7's 7-liter engine.
While there are a number of different roads Saleen's engine designers could have traveled down to achieve those high-altitude horsepower and torque figures, for this second edition of the S7 they decided to think beyond atmospheric. And because this is Saleen, they added a double twist to a tried and true racing technique for boosting power and torque: twin turbos.
Aerodynamics has also come under scrutiny for 2005. Unless you place the new S7 Twin Turbo next to one of the original 2002 models, you probably won't notice that the 2005 version has a different diffuser/rear spoilerpackage and reshaped front fenders to enhance the S7s already sleek, swoopy and aerodynamic contours.
To complement the Twin Turbo's enhanced straight-line performance envelope The S7 chassis has also undergone a fair amount of tweaking. Virtually every suspension pickup point has been changed, and the suspension geometry has been modified for less squat and dive during acceleration and braking.

Saleen Ford F-150 S331 Sport Truck (2006)


Saleen Ford F-150 S331 Sport Truck

Saleen the premier manufacturer of limited edition, high-performance vehicles, today marked a new paradigm in sport truck performance with its debut of the pre-production Supercharged Saleen Sport Truck S331, at the LA Auto Show.

Steve Saleen, president and CEO of Saleen, said, "We set out to produce the perfect highperformance truck. The Saleen Sport Truck integrates higher horsepower, superior suspension, and aggressive styling with the best in functionality. Our sport trucks are the perfect answers for individuals whose lifestyles take them from the beach to the mountains to the country club, all in a day. They are also the perfect sport trucks for individuals who are passionate about what they drive - they're for individuals who require sports-car-like handling and performance, yet whose lives require the utility of a pick-up truck. These Saleen Sport Trucks are exceptionally versatile high performance vehicles."

On Target

"Trucks account for half of all new vehicle sales in America. Our certified dealers and countless consumers have been requesting us to manufacture a high-performance Saleen truck. By introducing both the 3-Valve and the Supercharged Saleen Sport Trucks we believe that we are right on target with the market. The big difference is that the new Saleen Sport Trucks will give consumers the extreme performance, expressive styling, exceptional value, and the exclusivity that comes from the experience of driving and owning a Saleen - all in a fully-functional truck," Steve Saleen continued.

Saleen Ford Mustang 302 Parnelli Jones (2006)


Saleen Ford Mustang 302 Parnelli Jones

Specialty automobile manufacturer, Saleen, expands its product lineup and celebrates legendary racecar driver, Parnelli Jones, by announcing the Saleen / Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang.

Steve Saleen, President & CEO of Saleen, said, "Parnelli Jones is an American racing icon. In the fifties, sixties, and seventies Parnelli won just about every race that he appeared in, including the Indy 500. 1970 was the year that the SCCA Trans Am Series boasted the most competitive field ever, and Parnelli Jones and his Boss 302 Mustang competed against the likes of Mark Donahue and Dan Gurney, and there he captured the championship. Our relationship began in 1987 when Parnelli raced for me on the Saleen team, and helped us win our first SCCA Manufacturer's Championship at Sebring, Florida. I can't think of any other individual that brings with him the unique connection between championship winning Mustangs and Saleen."

Parnelli Jones commented, "It's a true honor to have a special edition Saleen wearing my name. This impressive car takes me back in time - it makes me want to take it for a run around the track. I'm sure that this car will be an adrenaline-pumping experience for anyone who has the chance to own or drive one. I think that this car is going to evoke nostalgia not only for Steve Saleen and myself, but for everyone that lays their eyes on it."

Advanced & Authentic

In 1970, spectators wore bell bottom pants and mood rings and watched Parnelli in his Grabber Orange Boss 302 Mustang with black striped hood, cross the finish line to take numerous checkered flags and overall championship.

Saleen Ford Mustang S281 Scenic Roof (2006)

Saleen Ford Mustang S281 Scenic Roof (2006)
Saleen Ford Mustang S281 Speedster (2006)

Saleen Ford Mustang S281 Speedster (2006)