Saleen Automotive Inc. has just come out with a killer Mustang, the 700 horsepower Saleen 351. The supercharged 351 cubic inch V8 makes 700 hp and a lofty 655 lbs-feet of torque. Sporting a red “butterfly” center ram air intake and unique aerodynamic body components, the 351 Saleen is entering its production phase.
“The amount of detail that we had to put in this vehicle is astounding”, said Steve Saleen. “I feel our team has struck the perfect balance of design, technology, and [of course] power.” – – Saleen Automotive Inc
The Saleen 351 joins other Saleen products including the 570 Challenger Label making up to 535 hp, and the Camaro 620 Camaro that makes up to 450 hp. The Saleen 351 will be offered with a convertible and hardtop option. Prices have not been announced, but it should be north of $80,000.
I grew up in Southern California, right down the street from the original Saleen shop. Back then, they primarily dealt with Mustangs. There have been many changes over the years in the company and with the products they service, but their commitment to speed remains.
Saleen is currently taking pre-orders for the 351. According to Saleen Automotive Inc.: Shortly after the unveiling of the prototype at the Knott’s Ford Show in Southern California, the Saleen 351 is moving forward into production.
Here are the full specifications on the new Saleen 351’s running gear:
Supercharged 351CI DOHC V8 Engine
Saleen Supercharger with Asymmetric Multi-lobe Screws
Saleen Signature Series 700HP Engine Upgrade
Torque: 655 ft-lb
Low Pressure Drop Internal Intercooler
High Volume Intercooler Water Pump with Closed Single Pass System
Remote External Heat Exchanger
High Performance Calibration
62lb Fuel Injectors
Cold Air Induction with High Performance Air Filter
Forged Aluminum Pistons
Forged Steel Crankshaft
Forged Steel Connecting Rods
CNC Ported Aluminum Cylinder Heads
High Performance Valve Springs and Camshafts
High Performance Dual Exhaust with High Performance Mufflers
Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust Tips
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Saleen Close Ratio Shifter
Speaking of ridiculous power, check out this video of Roman and I driving the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Roadster!