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SALEEN PERFORMANCE VEHICLES TO DISPLAY NEW S302

At NMRA Ford Nationals at Milan Dragway – June 12-13

TROY, Mich., June 10 /PRNewswire/ — Hot off its public debut at the All-Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA, last weekend, Saleen Performance Vehicles will bring its latest product – the 2011 Saleen S302 –to the Seventh Annual Aeromotive NMRA Ford Nationals this weekend in Milan, MI.

The Saleen S302 is based on the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 and builds on the Saleen tradition of offering limited-edition, high-performance vehicles for enthusiasts who are looking for an exhilarating driving experience, with refined drivability for real-world road conditions.

The NMRA event this weekend marks the Detroit area debut of the 2011 Saleen S302. In addition to the S302, the Troy-based, high-performance car manufacturer will also showcase the 2010 Saleen S281, which was announced last year. Both vehicles and product experts will be in the Brenspeed/Saleen display at Milan Dragway.

Earlier this year, Saleen Performance Vehicles partnered with Indiana-based Brenspeed and driver Brent White in a joint campaign of the 2010 Brenspeed/Saleen Speedlab racecar for nine NMRA events this season. White will pilot his Brenspeed/Saleen Speedlab racecar this weekend at Milan.

The racecar boasts a Brenspeed B302 engine and a Saleen Speedlab body kit upgrade. The engine’s power output is boosted by the new Saleen Series 6.5 supercharger, tuned by Brenspeed, to achieve its 600-plus horsepower. The new, all-aluminum B302 short block is available from Brenspeed.

About Saleen Performance Vehicles
Saleen Performance Vehicles is a manufacturer of limited-edition, high-performance cars and trucks, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Saleen vehicles embody sophistication in engineering, styling and performance, resulting in a dynamic driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined. For more information, please visit the Saleen Performance Vehicles website at www.saleen.com .

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VIDEO: FIRST 2011 S302 CONVERTIBLE HEADED TO FORD NATIONALS

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

The Saleen S302 is based on the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 and builds on the Saleen tradition of offering limited-edition, high-performance vehicles for enthusiasts who are looking for an exhilarating driving experience, with refined drivability for real-world road conditions.

Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the S302 boasts a premium level of design consideration, both exterior and interior, with performance to match.

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ALL NEW 2011 SALEEN S302 DEBUTS AT CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS, JUNE 4-6

TROY, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire/ — Saleen Performance Vehicles is unveiling the latest product in its premiere line of high-performance cars, the 2011 Saleen S302. The debut will take place this weekend at the Carlisle Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA. This is the first Saleen vehicle launched this year, following the successful launches of the 435S and S281 in 2009.

The Saleen S302 is based on the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 and builds on the Saleen tradition of offering limited-edition, high-performance vehicles for enthusiasts who are looking for an exhilarating driving experience, with refined drivability for real-world road conditions.

Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the S302 boasts a premium level of design consideration, both exterior and interior, with performance to match.

“We’ve taken high performance vehicles to the next level with this S302 Saleen,” said Michael Timarac, Brand Manager, Saleen Performance Vehicles. “The S302 is being built now and will be in dealerships in the coming weeks. I’m proud of this product and those who value performance vehicles will agree that the S302 is one of the best American exotic vehicles available on the market.”

The S302’s exterior design features carefully crafted sculptural detailing, with lines and forms that flow naturally and suggest suppleness, power and agility. It features an understated yet imposing grille and front fascia, and a refined treatment of the familiar Saleen extended rear fascia and trunk lid with a simple, elegant, integrated wing.

The S302’s 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 425 hp and 395 lb.-ft. of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential with 3.73:1 final drive ratio.

The interior features new, leather sport seats with Ultrasuede inserts, highlighted by chevron-like Ultrasuede red tabs in the seatback bolsters, and unique treatments of the gauges, steering wheel, center console and shifter. There also are contrasting Saleen logos in the door panels, and Saleen logos in the door sill plates that illuminate when the door is opened.

Additional exterior highlights include unique, 20-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires, and Saleen S302 fender badging.

About Saleen Performance Vehicles

Saleen Performance Vehicles is a manufacturer of limited-edition, high-performance cars and trucks, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Saleen vehicles embody sophistication in engineering, styling and performance, resulting in a dynamic driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined. For more information, please visit the Saleen Performance Vehicles website at www.saleen.com.

STEVE SALEEN PRESENTS: WORLD PREMIERE OF 2011 SMS 302 MUSTANG

Corona, California. (April 16, 2010) On the day before the 46th anniversary of the debut of the Ford Mustang, which was launched on April 17, 1964, Steve Saleen, the man whose name has become synonymous with high performance Mustangs, launched his most eagerly awaited SMS Signature Series cars, the 2011 SMS 302 Mustang.

SMS Supercars President and CEO Steve Saleen says: “Many automotive enthusiasts have embraced our SMS 570 Challenger, but I know our core fans have been waiting for the first Mustang to come from the new company, SMS Supercars. I am thrilled to be able to end the suspense today. With the new 5.0L 2011 Mustang arriving at dealerships shortly, it was appropriate for us to act swiftly and present our SMS 302 Mustang based on this early model year change. We know the 302 name will excite any Mustang fan as well”.

After the successful launch of the 2010 SMS 570 Challenger in the Spring of 2009, the 2011 SMS 302 Mustang represents the second in the trio of SMS American Supercars, which will be followed by the introduction of the 2011 SMS 620 Camaro later this year. At first, two SMS 302 versions will be offered, the SMS 302 4V with a normally aspirated 5.0L engine, followed by the SMS 302 SC, using the patented SMS 296 SuperchargerTM.

Continues Steve: “Our line of SMS Mustangs will be the only Mustangs authorized to bear my name, to use the benefit of my heritage and to incorporate performance innovations derived from my over thirty years of racing and manufacturing experience. With the extensive design, development, manufacturing, certification and warranty coverage that we put into each vehicle, the government agencies all recognize SMS as the manufacturer of record for these cars”.

SMS 302 Mustang by Steve Saleen's SMS Supercars
SMS 302 Mustang by Steve Saleen’s SMS Supercars

Power

The SMS 302 4V utilizes the all-new normally aspirated twin overhead cam 5.0L V8 engine with over 440 hp and 400 ft-lb of torque. This is accomplished with an all-new 4-valve head design, a high flow exhaust system, an optimized pulley drive system, premium fuel calibration and performance filtration. The SMS 302SC will pump out over 535 hp and 450 ft-lb of torque, thanks to the use of the SMS patent pending 296 Supercharger System with Asymmetric Multi-Lobe Screws, SMS Six-PackTM Intercooler System and SMS patent pending Duo-Path Induction. Transmission options for both are a 6-speed Automatic or a 6-Speed TR3650 Manual.

Performance

The 2011 SMS 302 4V will accelerate from 0-60 in under 4.5 seconds and pass the quarter mile in 13.5 seconds at a speed of 116 mph. The SMS 302SC numbers are even more impressive with a 4.3 second 0-60 and a quarter mile in 12.1 seconds at 119 mph.

Suspension

Both SMS 302 models come standard with the new and unique SMS S4 High Performance Suspension, comprising of S4 Specific Rate Front and Rear Springs, S4 Front Struts, S4 Rear Shocks, S4 Front and Rear Sway Bars with High Durometer Pivot Bushings and the all-new SMS unique S4 Watts Link rear suspension. Both models utilize Pirelli PZero High Performance 275/35ZR 20 tires on 20” x 9” 5-spoke alloy wheels at the front and 275/40ZR 20 tires on 20” x 10” 5-spoke alloy wheels at the rear. The brakes with ABS Cross Drilled Rotors, Powder Coated Calipers and High Performance Racing pads deliver impressive stopping power to match the jaw-dropping acceleration.

Design

The SMS 302 has a striking design that separates it from any other vehicle in the market. Chief Creative Officer of SMS, Phil Frank notes, “The SMS 302 is a dramatic, timeless and iconic visual statement that confidently leads the pack, continuing the evolution of the image of the SMS brand.” The sculpted front fascia utilizes a high volume lower radiator intake with brake ducts and an integrated front splitter with ducting for supercharged models. The striking new hood differentiates the car with its chrome trimmed heat extraction grilles. Available for either model as an option is the patented SMS Red ButterflyTM Center Ram Air Induction which debuted in 2008 on the SMS 25th Anniversary Mustang Concept. Notes Steve, “When those butterflies crack open under throttle, people stop and stare.”

The bold side skirts echo the new Mustang’s upper spear shape in the fenders while flowing seamlessly into the deep sculpting of the vented rear fascia. The high downforce rear diffuser includes a rear Formula One-style rain light in reference to Steve’s racing pedigree. The most dramatic element of the SMS 302 is the transformation of the rear of the car through the integration of the rear fascia, rear fender caps and the trunk lid spoiler; which creates a longer silhouette and its exotic car good looks and makes the SMS 302 unmistakably a Steve Saleen product.

SMS Mustang Interior
SMS Mustang Interior

Interior

The interior with all-new Alcantara and leather SMS performance seats with the patented Signature Series chevron stripes, two-tone leather chevron door inserts, a leather-wrapped billet aluminum shift knob and leather wrapped steering wheel set the SMS 302 apart from lesser offerings. Instrumentation features a 200 mph gauge cluster and a supercharger gauge pod with boost and charge air temperature gauges for the SMS 302 SC. Standard features include a color keyed center console, a powerful Shaker 500 Stereo with SYNC® and a 276 Watt amplifier, aluminum SMS door sill plates and embroidered model designated floor mats to give the interior its finishing touch.

Tailor Made Options

SMS offers it’s discerning customers a wide range of SMS Tailor Made options, including a dozen unique show car paint colors such as Burnout Black, Tire Smoke White, Sour Grape Green, Plum Insane, Pineapple Express Yellow and Maliblue to name a few. Customers can further personalize their car’s interior in matching colors for the seat Signature Series chevrons and stitching if so desired.

Authenticity

Through the years, Steve’s cars have become collector’s items and many have held or even gained value due to their exclusivity and authenticity. After passing the extensive quality control and dynamic driving test, each SMS 302 is personally signed by Steve and then receives its matching serialized SMS VIN on the engine bay plaque, dash plaque and front bumper for authentication.

SMS 351X

While the SMS 302SC can win a fight with almost anything on the road, another legendary moniker is making its way back onto the road. Later this year, SMS Supercars will add the SMS 351X model. Says Steve: “with even more horsepower than the SMS 302SC, this supercharged beast will be the pinnacle performer of any production Mustang. More information on the SMS 351X will be released in the next few months”.

2010 SMS 460 and 460X

SMS is in the process of completing the production run of 25 Limited Edition SMS 460 and 460X Mustangs based on the 2010 model year. These unique collector’s items are powered by a supercharged 4.6L V8 engine. All of them are sold.

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2010 BRENSPEED / SALEEN SPEEDLAB RACECAR TO DEBUT AT NATIONAL MUSTANG RACING ASSOCIATION SPRING SHOOTOUT

– Saleen Performance Vehicles partners with Brenspeed to compete in 2010 National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA) series
– This weekend marks the debut of the 2010 Brenspeed / Saleen Speedlab racecar in NMRA competition
– 2010 marks Saleen Performance Vehicles’ 26th year in grassroots racing

TECUMSEH, Mich., March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Saleen Performance Vehicles has partnered with Indiana-based Brenspeed and driver Brent White to campaign a 2010 Brenspeed / Saleen Speedlab racecar in nine NMRA events this season.

The racecar boasts a Brenspeed B302 engine and a Saleen Speedlab body kit upgrade.

The engine’s power output is boosted by the new Saleen Series 6.5 supercharger, tuned by Brenspeed to achieve its 600-plus horsepower. The new, all-aluminum B302 short block is available now from Brenspeed.

“Saleen and Brenspeed have partnered for the 2010 season because we have common goals,” said Speedlab Director Jess Albright. “Brenspeed has a great presence at the track and they’re extremely willing to help people on and off the track. We work closely with them to satisfy customers’ needs for high-performance vehicles.”

White was ranked ninth at the end of the 2009 NMRA season, and seeks to improve his performance in 2010 behind the wheel of the Brenspeed / Saleen racecar. He is eager to show enthusiasts the performance and power of Saleen and Brenspeed.

“This weekend, Brenspeed and Saleen will show an example of the perfect balance between streetcar and high-performance racing machine when we debut the racecar at the NMRA event in Bradenton,” said White. “We’re there to create a relationship with customers and demonstrate the power and performance of Saleen’s different products on track. We’ll show consumers how they can use Speedlab products to significantly increase the performance of a standard Mustang GT that anyone can buy at a Ford dealer.”

About Saleen Performance Vehicles
Saleen Performance Vehicles is a manufacturer of limited edition, high-performance cars and trucks, headquartered in Tecumseh, Michigan. Saleen vehicles embody sophistication in engineering, styling and performance, resulting in a dynamic driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined. Together with its sister companies, Control-Tec LLC, Power-Tec LLC and its subsidiary, Arrow Racing Engines, Saleen encompasses a broad range of capabilities and services in automotive design, development and manufacturing. For more information, please visit the Saleen Performance Vehicles website at www.saleen.com.

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PARNELLI JONES PROTOTYPE (05-0003PJ) HITS eBay

You are bidding on a 1 of 1 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones 05 model . This is the first PJ ever produced. A true collectors item Buy this vehicle for a bargain!!!600 horses lie in wait under this hood. Coupled with Saleen’s Super Shaker and free-flowing air filter, the 302 produces more horsepower than in year’s past. This car is a prototype one of a kind vehicle that cant be replaced. You won’t find anything like this anywhere else. features as follows:

Preproduction Saleen/ Parnelli Jones Edition
Preproduction Saleen/ Parnelli Jones Edition

* 600 hp
* 302 motor
* port and polished heads
* Comp cams
* Watts linkage
* Upgraded front and rear brakes
* Saleen Super shaker
* 5 spoke 20′ Chrome wheel upgrade
* 1 0f 1 car
* shaker audio system

Bid with confidence as Lewis Ford has been in business for 63 years. We accept full responsibility for the content of this listing and stand behind our merchandise. if you have any questions please feel free to call me at 479-879-1895 or email me at lewis-ford@hotmail.com. thank you and happy bidding!

eBay #: 330312415727

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SALEEN UPSCALES 2009 MODEL LINE IN PINNACLE YEAR

IRVINE, CA — August 14, 2008 — On the eve of a second Racecraft model launch and amidst a wave of rumors about the company’s viability due to recent auctions at its California and Michigan, Saleen Inc. gives SOEC members a sneak peek at its 2009 Saleen lineup. This year includes fewer but more upscale offerings than in 2008, surely in part due to the abbreviated production year for 2009, a mere 8 or 9 months, as the 2010 Mustang is due out from Ford in March.

“The campaign for the year is titled ‘the Pinnacle,’ as we intend to solidify Saleen’s position as the leader in exclusive performance vehicles,” says Marques McCammon, General manager at Saleen Automotive. “My vision is to move the brand up with more exclusivity in every model, [with] fewer, more substantive offerings.”

For 2009, Saleen introduces a new wheel, some new exterior details, and each model will have its own interior treatment; e.g., a 281 Supercharged will be visually different from a S302 Supercharged, and the S302E would be different still.

In addition to a offering a unique interior, the new S302 Supercharged will also be offering 580-horsepower in S-line dress.

A reduced number of H-line models for 2009 will be two special editions, including a continuation of the Gurney and a super Saleen that that is nicknamed the “WM” — while we don’t know yet what “WM” stands for, we’re sure to find out soon enough.

More details on the 2009 Saleen lineup will be made available as each model is officially launched.

As part of Saleen’s Woodward Dream Cruise festivities on August 15, expect to see a much-rumored RaceCraft Focus unveiled, to join the 420 S Mustang unveiled at Mustang Week in South Carolina last month. RaceCraft models, unlike their serial-numbered brethren, will be made available to all Ford dealers.

SOEC, founded in 1991, is the premiere organization for Saleen owners and enthusiasts, with thousands of members worldwide.

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POST-SALEEN SALEEN

By: BOB GRITZINGER on January 28, 2008
Original Article: AUTOWEEK, VOL. 58 ISSUE 4,

$100,000 Mustang Honors Company’s Silver Anniversary

Saleen will offer a commemorative 25th-anniversary Mustang as its first product of the post-Steve Saleen era. The 25th Anniversary Sterling Edition Ford Mustang S302E has a supercharged, 5.0-liter, 620-hp, 600-lb-ft V8, plus custom 20-inch wheels, special suspension and brakes, 25th-anniversary interior and exterior badging and a parts catalog’s worth of extras.

It costs $100,000- if you can get one. Only 25 will be built, with deliveries beginning in March. Owners get a first-class trip to Troy, Michigan, for an executive-guided tour of the plant (where Dodge Vipers are painted and Ford GTs were built), a Saleen leather jacket, a custom car cover and a photo album documenting the car’s build.

Company founder Steve Saleen resigned last year (“Saleen Minus Saleen,” AW, May 28, 2007). Investment firm Hancock Park Associates bought it in 2003. HPA added Michigan-based American Specialty Cars to its stable in 2007 and merged the two specialty manufacturers.