Saleen has announced the new 2011 S302, scheduled for debut at this weekend's Carlisle Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA.

The latest in a long line of Mustangs from Saleen Performance Vehicles makes its debut this weekend at the Carlisle Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA. The S302 follows the launch of the 435S and S281 last year.

Because it is based on the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0-litre, thrust is provided by the same V8 engine and it pushes out 317 kW (425 bhp / 431 PS) while torque is 536 Nm (395 lb-ft). Drive is through the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission and a limited slip differential.

Exterior features include 20-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tyres, a strong but elegant front grille and a simple integrated rear wing.

Inside an atmosphere of style-meets-sport exists, encouraged by such items as leather sports seats, chevron-like Ultrasuede red tabs in the seatback bolsters, Saleen logos on door panels, as well as unique gauges, steering wheel and gear shifter.

"We've taken high performance vehicles to the next level with this S302 Saleen," said Michael Timarac, Brand Manager, Saleen Performance Vehicles. "The S302 is being built now and will be in dealerships in the coming weeks."

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