Road and track cars will be available, both with an absurdly impressive amount of power.
After Shelby teased us with a wide body kit concept for the Mustang GT, another American company specialized in modifying the popular performance model has decided to give the V8 muscle car a shot of testosterone. Meet the “30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition” as it is known by its full name, a special edition ‘Stang celebrating three decades since Saleen’s race team triumphed in the 1987 Driver, Manufacturer, Team, and Tire SCCA ESCORT Endurance Championships.
The 5.0-liter is no longer naturally aspirated as it has been blessed with a supercharger bumping output of the eight-cylinder mill to a fantastic 730 horsepower (544 kilowatts) in the case of the street-legal car while the track-only machine has 750 hp (559 kW) on tap. Saleen is renewing its partnership with General Tire for the latest Black Label special edition and will offer the upgraded Mustang with a newly developed exhaust system as well as a competition shifter.
The race car will do without the rear seats as a way to shave off weight and it will feature extra upgrades, including four-point harness, a four-point roll cage, and a beefier radiator — among other tweaks. The special-edition Mustang GT will ride on Saleen’s familiar white alloy wheels wrapped around in General Tire’s set of performance G-MAX RS rubbers making their market debut.
Body graphics in yellow, black, and white together with General Tire branding will make it stand out furthermore. Rounding off the changes will be the compulsory badging and the Racecraft suspension kit featuring camber caster plates.
Saleen will fully reveal the Mustang GT-based 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition within the next month at a media event. The championship team drivers from 30 years ago will be there to reminisce.
Details about the price tag and the number of cars planned have not been disclosed, but we do know production is scheduled to kick off in September.
Gallery: Saleen Mustang 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition
Saleen Championship Edition Mustangs
Saleen and General Tire Reunite
CORONA, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2017) - Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) announces the 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition with both a street and race version, featuring a renewed partnership with General Tire. These Black Label special editions celebrate the 1987 Driver, Manufacturer, Team, and Tire SCCA ESCORT Endurance Championships won by Saleen's race team.
General Tire, which was essential to the success of Saleen Automotive race teams in the 1980s, will once again join forces with Saleen as a sponsor of these vehicles. These special Mustangs will sport Saleen's signature white wheels with new General Tire ultra-high performance G-MAX-RS. "We are extremely proud to introduce the first summer tire for General with such a legendary brand as Saleen," stated Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. "The new ultra-high performance G-MAX RS is a tire that we have been anticipating for a several years. Our dealers have asked for it and we know the market is ready for it. This new Saleen Mustang is a perfect match for the G-MAX RS."
The special edition Mustangs will be equipped with a 3.2L Liquid Cooled supercharger, producing 730HP in the street version and a whopping 750HP in the track car. Saleen will be introducing a brand new exhaust system engineered for the Saleen Black Labels along with a competition shifter. The race version will also be equipped with rear-seat delete, a 4-point roll cage, 4-point harness, upgraded radiator, and much more.
Continuing with Saleen's historic racecar designs, also included will be the Saleen trademark white wheels with custom yellow, black, and white Saleen graphics, along with special badging. Saleen will also be bringing back their Racecraft Suspension, including special camber caster plates.
The Commemorative Saleen Mustangs will be introduced to the press within the next month. Plans for the media event include the presence of the 1987 Championship Team drivers. Production of the Commemorative Edition begins in September 2017.