New Saleen super car will appear in 2015 the latest. The American Company called Saleen is preparing a brand new supercar that will hit the market in approximately 2015. The head and founder of this company, Steve Saleen, has told the reporters that new product will become a production version of the Saleen S5S Raptor concept (shown n the picture) that made its debut in 2008 at the Auto Show in New York.
Over the past few years there have been some changes in the design and specification of the double super coupe. Steve refused to go into deeper details, so we had to recall that original Raptor came with a 5.0-liter V8 engine, developing around 650 horsepower and accelerating the ultra-light car up to 100 km / h in 3.2 seconds.
An interesting detail - unlike its competitors, \"American\" coupe could absorb not only gasoline, but also ethanol.
Saleen S5S Raptor positioned itself as a much more affordable model than the legendary S7: in 2008 it was assumed that its price tag will show off the figure less than $ 200 000 (compared with nearly 600,000 dollars for the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo). What will happen to the price in 2015, is not for us to guess. Steve Saleen, however, says that Raptor will challenge rivals such as the McLaren MP4-12C, Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 Turbo and the new Lamborghini Cabrera. So it is supposed to offer not only pretty body and great technical characteristics, but also an affordable price.
Well, we look forward to the official premiere of the vehicle and remind you that this year the Saleen brand has taken a strong restart after Steve Saleen returned to the management department of the company, bringing together the assets of Saleen and SMS Supercars tuning studio. The first child of the company is the special 2014 Ford Mustang George Follmer Edition model that was released in honor of the legendary American racer. It also recently debuted at the Elegance Competition at Pebble Beach so every sport car fan had a chance to see what to expect from Saleen in the future.