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SOUR APPLE GREEN S302 SHOWN AT FABULOUS FORDS ’19

Saleen Automotive displayed their optional custom color Sour Apple Green paint during the 2019 Fabulous Fords Forever car show.

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VINTAGE S351 (95-0075) SPOTTED ON eBay

Price: $32,500.00
VIN: 1FALP42T1SF254720
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1995
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S351
Body Type: Coupe
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.8L 351 Cu. In. V8 Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Exterior Color: Rio Red
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 26,500
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 133020019436

95-0075 Saleen S351
95-0075 Saleen S351

If you are looking at this auction, then you know what you have just found …. If you don’t, you are looking at 1 of 89 Saleen S351 coupe’s produced in 1995. There were a total of 139 units produced in 1995, this is one of those …. This is Saleen Serial #95-0075 …. Please see all pictures ….

*** There are no issues with the mileage of the vehicle. There was an error made at the DMV back in 1998 when the mileage was recorded. As you can see in the AutoCheck report, the mileage is noted correctly and sequentially and I have the registration document from the previous owner when he purchased the vehicle in 2002 showing the correct mileage of 12,177 noted in the report. ***

95-0075 Saleen S351
95-0075 Saleen S351

Everything works; A/C, cruise control, wipers, washer, power windows, power door locks, radio and CD player, power trunk release, etc. …. Vehicle comes with three factory Ford keys as well as two remote key fobs ….. Just get in, fire up that 371 hp 351, put it in gear and go!

The vehicle turns heads wherever it goes and it always takes me just a little bit longer to leave the gas station due to curious on lookers wanting to talk about the car….

Vehicle has been owned by adult Saleen enthusiast owners and they can all be traced back to the original owner. The vehicle is well known in the Saleen community, as are the owners (as I mentioned)…..I will include all parts that were replaced due to age as well as parts that were replaced due to upgrades that I think make the car stand out, e.g. Cobra style head lights, which change the front look of the vehicle …. I will also include a myriad of receipts of the work that has been performed by me and previous owners.

Also included in the sale are parts that are brand new and have never been installed…..I will also include trophies that the vehicle has won at various area car shows…..Vehicle has been signed by Steve Saleen in the engine compartment as well as on the dash, along with the company trademark line “Power in the hands of a few” that can be found on the Monroney as well…..In addition, the vehicle has been signed by Steve Saleen’s long time in house vehicle designer, Phil Frank.

Vehicle is equipped with and comes with the following:

1) 351 cubic inch, 371 bhp (5.8L) naturally aspirated V8 engine.
2) Tremec 3550 5-speed transmission with Pro-5.0 short-throw shifter.
3) Saleen shorty headers.
4) Saleen 13″ rotors and Saleen/Alcon 4 piston calipers.
5) Racecraft suspension components.
6) Complete Bilstein struts, shocks, quad-shocks.
7) Saleen aluminum differential cover.
8) Kaenan Saleen style heat extractor hood.
9) 18″ x 8.5″ and 18″ x 10″ chrome Italian Saleen Speedline wheels.
10) Extra set of gray Saleen/USA LeMans 18″ x 8.5″ wheels.
11) Saleen/Recaro full leather front/rear seats.
12) 3.73 rear gear ratio.
13) Correct speedo gear for 3.73 gear ratio.
14) Saleen S351 front/rear floor mats.
15) Brand new unused S351 front/rear floor mats.
16) Brand new unworn Saleen Owners jacket (M).
17) MOMO correct leather shift knob.
18) Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates.
19) Battery Tender battery charger.
20) Custom NOAH car cover.
21) Borla exhaust with correct “machine gun” tailpipes and chrome tips.
22) Original Monroney and add a tag (window sticker) from 1995.
23) Newer style Monroney that Saleen graciously made custom for me.
24) Saleen serialization engine bay plaque, dash plaque and bumper number.

95-0075 Saleen S351
95-0075 Saleen S351

There are a couple of windshield chips, I took a picture of the one that has a “star”….. There are a couple of small rock chips here and there but they don’t photograph well as they have been touched up with correct Ford E8 paint ….. The car is in fantastic shape for a 24 year old vehicle and that is a testament to the owners, (including myself), that have all taken excellent care of this rare beast.

The only reason for selling is that I am trying to purchase a different year Saleen and need to sell this one to make room, that’s it …. If I could keep it, I would.

Stand out at your next car show or cruise in ….. I would venture to say that there will most likely not be very many Saleen’s and much less a 1995 S351 in this condition!

Please ask any and all questions prior to bidding….The car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to cancel the auction early if car sells locally.

For serious buyers, I have many more pictures that I can’t upload here. Please get in touch with me and I will send you a link to the host website. In addition, I also have a video that I can send you the link to.

Mileage is approx. as it may change due to showing vehicle at a few car shows and cruise in’s coming up in the next few weeks.

Thank you for looking and good luck…

DUPONT REGISTRY: NEW SALEEN 1 COMMERCIAL

JASON STATHAM TO STAR IN NEW SALEEN COMMERCIAL

Text By: EDWARD JONES on April 1, 2019
Original Article: DUPONTREGISTRY.COM

It was back on November 30, 2017, the new Saleen 1 supercar was unveiled at the LA Auto Show. This new model started life in Germany as the Artega GT but was essentially completely redesigned at the hands of Saleen.

It’s been years since the Saleen 1’s unveiling, but it looks like it’s going to be back in the limelight. Famous actor Jason Statham recently posted an image on his Instagram of himself and Jonas Akerlund next to what looks like the Saleen 1. In the description of the post, Statham notes that he was actually shooting a Saleen commercial that’s coming soon.

Quite peculiar. Hopefully we will be seeing more of the Saleen 1 because we could all use a bit more Saleen in our lives.

VIDEO: DOUG DEMURO REVIEW & WALK AROUND OF 2003 S7

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BLACK LABEL (19-0011) HEADS TO WOODY FOLSOM FORD

From Saleen Automotive.

New S302 Black Label coupe, 19-0011. First BL for the model year headed to Woody Folsom Ford, Inc. in Baxley GA.

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SALEEN ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE-MAKE SERIES

By: DANIEL LLOYD on March 1, 2019
Original Article: SPORTSCAR365.COM

Saleen Automotive returns to racing with new Cup series launched for 2019…

2019 Saleen 1 Cup car. Photo: Saleen Automotive
2019 Saleen 1 Cup car. Photo: Saleen Automotive

Saleen Automotive has announced a new single-make series that will support Blancpain GT World Challenge America later this year.

As first reported by Sportscar365 in October, the Saleen Cup will be dedicated to the racing version of the manufacturer’s 450-horsepower Saleen S1 sports car, which was launched last year.

The five-round championship “arrive and drive” series will feature 20 cars plus spares prepared and transported by the California-based company, and comes with a chance to win a “factory seat” in its GT4 lineup next year.

Further details of Saleen’s involvement with the S1 in GT4, including timescales, have yet to be established.

Round 1 of the Saleen Cup is set to take place at Sonoma Raceway in early June, followed by stops at Portland International Raceway, Watkins Glen International and Road America before concluding in Las Vegas in October.

The series will be open to standard ‘D’ licensed drivers while two-person crews will be permitted in a bid to help spread individual costs.

“I am very pleased to welcome the Saleen Cup Series to the Blancpain GT World Challenge America schedule for the 2019 season,” said SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel.

“The Saleen name is instantly recognizable to every race fan and I have fond memories of the wonderful S7-R competing in the FIA GT Championship more than a decade ago.

“The new Saleen 1 is an exciting new project for the brand and the ‘arrive-and-drive’ concept is the ideal way to showcase it at some of the most iconic circuits in the United States.”

Saleen emerged on the global endurance racing scene in the 1990s with specially modified Ford Mustangs, before running its own S7-R supercar in the 2001 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The manufacturer went on to win the Le Mans GT1 class through Larbre Competition in 2010 while the S7-R also raced extensively in the American Le Mans Series, FIA GT Championship and various national competitions.

“The Saleen Cup is the next chapter in our company’s return to motorsports,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive.

“Racing is in the DNA of everything we do at Saleen. The technology and design of the new Saleen 1 model is a direct result of extensive track testing and development, so it’s only natural that the new model makes its debut on some of the most iconic racetracks in America.”

Format, Costs Outlined

Saleen’s director of motorsports Gabriele Cadringher confirmed that Cup events will comprise of two 50-minute races with grids decided by 30 minutes of qualifying spread over two sessions.

Single or two-driver lineups are permitted, with each race carrying a mandatory pit stop but no tire changes.

Three sets of Continental tires will be available to each entry per weekend.

Cadringher projected that the total cost of a full-season program this year will be $190,000 ($38,000 per event) if submitted before April, rising to $210,000 afterward.

2019 Saleen Cup Schedule:
June 7-9 – Sonoma Raceway
July 12-14 – Portland International Raceway
Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 – Watkins Glen International
Sept. 20-22 – Road America
Oct. 18-20 – Las Vegas

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Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365 and e-racing365, with a focus on the FIA World Endurance Championship and various electric racing series.

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SALEEN LAUNCHES S1 CUP SERIES

SALEEN RETURNS TO AUTO RACING WITH LAUNCH OF SALEEN CUP SERIES

High-performance vehicle manufacturer partners with SRO Motorsports Group
to introduce with world’s first professional-level “arrive-and-drive” series,
designed to showcase new Saleen 1 model

Five-race schedule will coincide with Blancpain GT World Challenge America,
June 7 to Oct. 20, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (March 1, 2019) – One of the most successful marques in GT racing history is returning to motorsports with the introduction of a single make series designed to showcase the world’s newest turbocharged mid-engine sports car.

Steve Saleen with Saleen 1 Cup car
Steve Saleen with Saleen 1 Cup car

The Saleen Cup, which was announced today during a press conference at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is being presented via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group, and will run concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. The single-make series invites drivers to be among the first in the world to experience the Saleen 1 on five iconic race tracks throughout the U.S. As the first-ever professional qualify “Arrive-and-drive” series, the five events will be supported by 20 track-ready cars maintained, prepped and transported to race venues by Saleen – offering prospective drivers and enthusiasts a turnkey, once-in-a-lifetime racing opportunity – plus a chance to win a factory seat in Saleen’s GT4 entry throughout the 2020 season.

“I am very pleased to welcome the Saleen 1 Cup Series to the Blancpain GT World Challenge America schedule for the 2019 season,” said Stephane Ratel, founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group. “The Saleen name is instantly recognizable to every race fan and I have fond memories of the wonderful S7-R competing in the FIA GT Championship more than a decade ago. The new Saleen 1 is an exciting new project for the brand and the “arrive-and-drive” concept is the ideal way to showcase it al some of the most iconic circuits in the United States. I look forward to the inaugural event at Sonoma Raceway in June.”

2019 Saleen 1 Cup
2019 Saleen 1 Cup

“The Saleen Cup is the next chapter in our company’s return to motorsports,” and Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “Racing is in the DNA of everything we do at Saleen. The technology and design of the new Saleen 1 model is a direct result of extensive track-testing and development, so it’s only natural that the new model makes its debut on some of the most iconic racetracks in America.”

“Racing one of our cars on these legendary tracks will change your life – not to mention the way you look at driving – forever,” added Saleen. “The Saleen Cup Series gives racers and mainstream enthusiasts this unforgettable experience and serves as the ultimate proving ground for the Saleen 1.”

Gabriele Cadringher recently joined Saleen as director of motorsports and will lead the Saleen Cup. The former technical director and consultant for FIA and Grand-Am will use the five-race events to further hone the track capabilities of the Saleen 1.

Uniquely, the Saleen Cup is open to standard “D” licensed drivers, and offers a distinct professional-level racing experience, in which each car is equally prepared and maintained in-house, including back-up cars, plus transported to each race event. The Saleen Cup also features two racer teams, which can split the cost for participants and offer more affordable racing opportunities. At the conclusion of the five-race series, category champions in the Saleen Cup will secure a factory seat driving in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season.

The Saleen Cup will consist of five racings scheduled for the second half of the Blancpain GT World Challenge America, and kicks-off at Sonoma Raceway in California Wine Country in June. Drivers who are able to compete in the five races through October 20 are now being actively recruited. Information on the Saleen Cup is available at www.SaleenCup.com:

  • Sonoma Raceway (Calif.) – June 7-9, 2019
  • Portland International Raceway (Ore.) – July 12-14, 2019
  • Watkins Glen (NY) – August 30 – Sept. 1, 2019
  • Road America (Wis.) – Sept. 20-22, 2019
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway (NV) – Oct. 18-20, 2019

Saleen’s innovative Saleen 1 model was recently unveiled as a major breakthrough for the venerated high-performance vehicle manufacturer, headquartered in Corona, Calif. Boasting innovative chassis design and performance influenced by Saleen’s legendary S7 supercar, the 450hp turbocharged 2.2-liter, four-cylinder Saleen 1 marks the latest in the company’s Saleen Original line.

For more information on the Saleen Cup, visit www.SaleenCup.com. For more information on the Saleen 1 model, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social media using Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen , or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

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S302 BLACK LABEL (14-015) TO HIT BARRETT-JACKSON, PALM BEACH AUCTION

Lot #654
2014 FORD SALEEN MUSTANG

Auction: Palm Beach 2019
Location: Tent 4 D-26
Reserve: NO RESERVE
Status: Available
Price: Request Bidder Info
Lot: 654
Year: 2014
Make: FORD
Model: SALEEN MUSTANG
Style: COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission

Details
VIN: 1ZVBP8CF3E5247765
Exterior Color: BLACK
Interior Color: BLACK
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 5.0-LITER
Transmission: 6-SPEED MANUAL

Description
Lot #654 – This 2014 Saleen Mustang Black Label 302SSC is powered by a 625hp 5.0-liter V8 with a Saleen supercharger, backed by a 6-speed manual transmission, and has 630 actual miles. Serial #15 for 2014 Saleen cars built, this example is one of 10 302SSC coupes built in 2014. The dash is signed by Steve Saleen, and the car comes with a Saleen build book containing pictures of the build. This modern muscle car was originally purchased new by Valvoline LLC and was used as a promotional vehicle before being placed in warehouse storage. In 2018 it was rediscovered and displayed at corporate employee events. Valvoline LLC has now decided to return the car to the Mustang and Saleen collector community. CARFAX shows Ford Motor Company manufacturer safety recalls issued on 05/27/2015: Driver airbag inflator replacement; and on 01/26/2019: Passenger airbag inflator replacement.

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ALPHALUXE: SALEEN S7 ALL-AMERICAN HOLISTIC SUPERCAR

Saleen S7 All-American Holistic Supercar

By: JOSH LOWE on February 13, 2019
Original Article: ALPHALUXE.COM

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The Saleen brand was established in 1983 originally as Saleen Autosport. Steve Saleen is a racer: a former professional Formula Atlantic race driver. Racing is at the heart of what Saleen has been doing for more than 30 years: Building fast cars and trucks that can compete on both street and circuit. Simple enough, it seems. But there’s more to it than that. Being fast isn’t just about closing the gap between points A and B. It’s about balance and consistency. And it has to be accomplished within the rules. It requires a “big picture” perspective because a driver’s car is more than just a collection of systems.

Saleen Supercar S7 (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen Supercar S7 (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

Building a well-balanced sports car, be it for the track or for the street, requires a holistic approach. This was demonstrated in August 2000, when Saleen unveiled the S7. The first successful American supercar that also became a successful race car, securing a class win at the 2010 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as an upset victory at Imola in 2004, in front of Ferrari’s executives, VIPs, and journalists.

Saleen HQ

Saleen Automotive (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen Automotive (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

We arrived at Saleen’s Corona, California headquarters on a rainy January morning. After amiable introductions, we were given a guided tour of the facilities by the man himself. As we passed through the workshop filled with Mustangs and trucks in various stages of completion we’re given an overview of the company. A dark red Saleen Mustang from the 1980s is parked in one corner and a pre-production example of the upcoming S1 sports car reposes nearby.

Steve Saleen shows S7 LM engineering (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Steve Saleen shows S7 LM engineering (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

Saleen guides us through the workshop, describing the extent to which they alter the cars and trucks that are eventually offered for sale. Saleen not only has to deliver improved performance, it also must be tested and certified for use on public roads. The Mustangs that Saleen sells are extensively changed from their factory configurations. Only the doors and quarter panels remain unchanged, according to Saleen. But, he also points out that designing the S7 from the ground up freed them from having to implement the workarounds associated with re-engineering an existing platform, such as the Mustang.

S7 Development

Saleen Supercar S7 back black (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen Supercar S7 back black (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

As we move through the R&D area, Saleen recounts the early development of the S7. The green light to build the car was given in December 1999 and it was formally unveiled in August 2000. It was first visualized in one-fifth scale foam, then in CAD. It was wind-tunnel tested at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Assembly took place at Saleen’s previous facility in Irvine, California. The original iteration of the S7 was powered by a naturally aspirated, 7-liter, aluminum small block V8. The final product was a head-turning, mid-engine, 550 horsepower, American supercar. If not the absolute first of its kind it’s certainly more credible and successful than the Vector W8 and M12. The S7 promised a 3.3 second 0-60 time and an 11.3 second standing quarter mile. It also promised a future on the race track.

Saleen Supercar S7 LM cockpit (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen Supercar S7 LM cockpit (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

When asked if the 24 Hours of Le Mans was specifically taken into consideration when designing the S7, Saleen’s answer is short and direct: “Racing was taken into consideration.” Not a specific race or circuit, not even a track with the unique demands of the Circuit de la Sarthe. This comment resonates. It’s not about specific numbers. It’s the whole picture. The S7 was built to be both a street legal supercar and a race car that could compete at the highest levels. Relatively little separates the two. The S7 was made to go racing and that’s exactly what it did.

The racing variant of the S7, dubbed S7-R, made its racing debut at Laguna Seca in October 2000. Less than six months later, the S7-R won its class and finished sixth overall at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Then came a podium finish and an 18th place overall finish at Le Mans. The S7-R went on to compete and succeed in multiple sports cars and endurance racing series for nearly 10 years.

Winning Ways

Saleen S7 LM (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen S7 LM (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

In 2004, the S7-R raced at the FIA GT 500 km of Imola. Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo had convened a gathering of motoring press and VIPs to celebrate the racing debut and “inevitable” victory of the Maserati MC12. The MC12 was essentially a rebodied Ferrari Enzo and the team running the two entries at Imola was comprised of elements of Ferrari’s factory Formula 1 team.

“They brought everyone in from the Formula 1 team to run [the MC12] with the exception of Michael Schumacher. Jean Todt, who was the [F1] team manager, oversaw the operation. All of their mechanics, and they even had Mika Salo as their main driver.” – Steve Saleen

During what was supposed to be an easy win for Ferrari, the Vitaphone Racing Team had intentions of their own. Drivers Michael Bartels and Uwe Alzen powered the #5 Saleen S7-R to an overall victory at Imola, in front of Ferrari’s home crowd. The all-American S7-R supercar clinched overall victory at Ferrari’s home track Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari against two Maserati MC12, three Ferrari 550, three Ferrari 575 and two Lamborghini Murciélago in the GT Class.

Di Montezemolo issued a public mea culpa, crediting the competition for a clear-cut victory. In 2010, the S7-R went on to achieve an LMGT1 class victory and 13th place overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The S7-R had proven itself to still be competitive at a high level nearly 10 years after it was originally designed. Considering the rate at which sports and endurance racing cars age into obsolescence, this was a remarkable feat.

Back to the Future

Saleen S7 LM assembly area (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen S7 LM assembly area (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

At this point of the tour, we’re led to an enclosed workshop occupied by three S7 chassis in various stages of completion. They are part of the final run of 7 cars, called the LeMans Edition. These cars boast an output of 1,100 horsepower on California 91 octane fuel. But they have a trick up their figurative sleeves, too: They can also run E85 flex fuel. The S7-LM has a sensor that detects if E85 is present and automatically raises the output of the twin turbo V8 engine to a staggering 1,300 horsepower. The weight of the car is nearly unchanged, thus giving the S7-LM a serious power-to-weight ratio.

Saleen S7 LM wheel hubs and brakes (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen S7 LM wheel hubs and brakes (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

Two of the S7-LM are in the early stages of construction and the third appears to be a finished car. It’s a bit of heaven for car nerds. Suspension components, crash structures, and other components that aren’t easily seen on completed vehicles can be closely examined. We’re given an opportunity to see just how beefy and well-machined some of the mechanical pieces like the wheel hubs are. At one point, we’re handed a carbon composite door. Even with glass installed the entire door only weighs about 13 pounds.

Saleen S7 LM Door (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen S7 LM Door (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

Saleen then described the process of testing and re-testing the crash box at the front of the car. Not only does it protect occupants, it also protects the suspension. Saleen explains that the S7 was designed to withstand a significant front impact without compromising the suspension. This kind of durability is a benefit on both a street or a race car, and it harkens back to the holistic approach to building cars that Saleen uses.

Saleen Supercar S7 LM protection cell (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen Supercar S7 LM protection cell (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

Finishing Line

Saleen Supercar S1 (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen Supercar S1 (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

Motorsports fans may look back at the days of Ford vs. Ferrari at Le Mans with fondness and nostalgia, but it’s worth noting that the fight didn’t end in the 1960s. The names and participants may have changed, but that racing spirit lived on and will hopefully continue to do so as the Saleen S7 becomes eligible to participate in historic racing. There are discussions about an S7 Reunion to be held in Monterey, in 2020.

Saleen intends to design and manufacture cars under the Saleen name. Unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Saleen S1 is due to launch in 2019. The S1 sports a 450 horsepower, mid-mounted, turbocharged 4 cylinder engine. While it’s not a monster like the S7, the S1 clearly shares its lineage. There racing plans for the S1 too. Hardly a surprise when looking back to the start: Steve Saleen is a racer.


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Our visit to Saleen was a great experience. Steve broke down the two major sides of business: “Signature” and “Original.” The Signature side consists of chassis delivered from an existing manufacturer being modified to Saleen’s specifications including the S302 and the Sportruck. The Original side of the business is where the really special stuff happens such as the S1 and the almighty (no pun intended) S7.

Saleen S7 LM assembly 2 (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen S7 LM assembly 2 (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

We were shown the process of the S302 builds and were able to see all of the detail that Saleen puts into their cars. Steve told us “Everything on the cars has a purpose…” and proceeded to point out various aspects of aerodynamics that were focused on when designing the new generation of Saleen Mustang. Saleen offers three levels of builds on the S302: White Label, Yellow Label, and Black Label. Each one comes with a warranty and plenty of options to choose from.

After showing us the Signature side, we went to a separate building where the Original side of operations is. We were shown the new S7 Le Mans Edition in three different forms.

Saleen S7 LM cockpit assembly (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen S7 LM cockpit assembly (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

The first form was essentially bare chassis and we were shown how the design is extremely safe as it was meant to have the driver survive a crash at an extreme rate of speed rather than just being designed to pass the typical safety standards. Next to it was another chassis with interior bits and some other things added, then finally the complete car.

Saleen Supercar S7 LM front (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe
Saleen Supercar S7 LM front (photo by Josh L) @alphaluxe

When asked about the future, Steve said, “We have two other cars [besides the S1, S7, etc…] beyond the drawing board that you’ll see here in the future…”

It is very clear that the company has some new tricks up their sleeves and it will be exciting to see what comes next for Saleen.

[Source: AlphaLuxe]