Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Saleen S302 Extreme

2008 Saleen S302 Extreme
Saleen Press Release

Saleen S302 Extreme 2008Saleen Automotive, North America's premiere specialty vehicle manufacturer, today unveiled the latest in a very aggressive 2008 MY product line up.

The new "Extreme" unveiled today, technically known as the Saleen S302E, now represents the most powerful Ford derived vehicle that Saleen has ever manufactured and a critical step in earning Saleen's new respect for its products and its brand.

The "Extreme", along with 6 other models in Saleen's 2008 model line up, made their world debut today on the runways of the retired El Toro airport runway in Southern California.

The new S302E raises the bar for American performance cars while never sacrificing on style and control.

Saleen S302 Extreme 2008New for 2008, the car affectionately known as the "Extreme" boasts a "Saleen built" 302 cubic inch engine augmented by a patented Saleen twin-screw, intercooled supercharger.

The combination delivers an unprecedented 620 hp and 600 lb-ft of neck snapping, tyre incinerating torque.

"We believe that we are in the process of creating a legendary new car.

It's thrilling" says Saleen President and CEO, Paul Wilbur. "It seemed to make sense that as we go into our 25th Anniversary as a manufacturer in North America that we make our best and most powerful car yet."

Technical Specifications
Engine: 4.9 litre V8
Aspiration: Supercharged
Maximum Power: 620 hp (462 kW)
Maximum Torque: 600 lb-ft (812 Nm)
Transmission: Six speed manual

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