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Saleen Mustang

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Saleen Mustang
Saleen
aka Saleen S281
Production 1984-present
Class Muscle Car
Body Style 2-Door Coupe
Length 189.1 in. (S281)
Width 74.0 in. (S281)
Height 56.0 in. (S281)
Wheelbase 107.1 in. (S281)
Weight 3550 lbs. (S281)
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Engine V8
Power 335 bhp
345 lb-ft
Similar Ford Mustang
Designer N/A

The Saleen Mustang is an upgraded version of Ford's Mustang muscle car. Some of it's most notable features are the updated grill, alloy wheels, and the V8 engine. The Saleen comes in many different trim levels from the S281 3V, to the H302 Extreme.

History

The company was founded in 1983 originally as Saleen Autosport by Steve Saleen, a former Formula Atlantic race car driver. In 1984, Saleen Autosport became Saleen Performance, Incorporated. Saleen built 3 cars that year as the first production run - a white hatchback, a copper glow hatchback, and a black hatchback. The company basically originated around reworking an existing Ford Mustang as higher performance models. Each year up thru the eighties, Saleen was able to produce a new record volume of cars. In late 1990, Saleen contracted with Car & Concepts in St. Louis to produce the Saleen Mustang. As the recession of the early 90's hit, so did it a take a toll on production. Cars & Concepts continue production through the 1991 model year when they closed their facility due to their own financial woes. Production was returned in-house to Saleen Performance, Incorporated in 1992. By then, the production of cars had been reduced to 12 for the 1992 model year. Steve Saleen teamed up with comedian Tim Allen in 1993 who helped to promote the Saleen Mustang and received new financial backing through Hidden Creek Industries. Beginning in 1995, Saleen-Allen Racing facilitated the start of preparations for the deveopment of a ground-up vehicle project by implementing a 7.0L V8 engine in their track-cars which eventually gave rise to the powerplant utilized in the Saleen S7. In 1997, Saleen competes at the 24 Hours of le Mans, ending a 30-year Mustang hiatus from the event. With a new financial backing and all-new body body style in '94, production numbers began growing again.

Recent Changes

More powerful engines of course.

Styles and Major Options

Body styles have changed multiple times throughout the years since Saleen started building its version of the Mustang.

  • 1983-1986
  • 1987-1993
  • 1994-1998
  • 1999-2004
  • 2005-present

Pricing

Pricing is currently being worked on.

MODEL Trims

S281 3V

S281 SC

H302 3V

H302 SC

H302E

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Saleen Mustang safety features include
-Dual Stage Airbags
-Side Impact Door Beams
-Crash Severity Sensor
-Driver's Seat Position Sensor

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