2010 Saleen S281

November 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Based on the 2010 Ford Mustang, the new Saleen S281 is set to be the most badass car by the American tuner! And you say it is just by looking at it.

The car has modified front fascia with a new grille, new hood with an air scoop in it, and revised bumpers. The new flaps and skirts along with redesigned rear compartment complete the mean looks of the S281.

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The interior features new, leather sport seats with Ultra-Suede inserts, highlighted by chevron-like Ultra-Suede red tabs in the seatback bolsters, and unique treatments of the gauges, steering wheel, center console and shifter. There also are contrasting Saleen logos in the door panels, and Saleen logos in the door sill plates that illuminate when the door is opened.

Then there is the car’s 4.6 liter V8 engine which is garnished with a twin-screw supercharger and dual-stage intercooler, therefore it churns out 485 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. It is mated to a manual five-speed gearbox which delivers the power to the rear wheels through a limited slip diff.

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“For more than 25 years the Saleen name has stood for excellence in design, engineering, and driving dynamics,” said Mike Shields, CEO of Saleen Performance Vehicles. “The new S281 is an excellent example of what those words mean when we craft concepts into real cars. Our team has done a terrific job; I’m proud of them and proud to be offering this car to our customers.”