The Black Label edition gets a suite of tougher suspension parts that allow for 12 inches of travel at the front and 14 inches in back.
After unveiling the new Saleen Sportruck XR in late July, the American tuner now provides a much better look at its rugged take on the Ford F-150. The business is taking orders now, and deliveries begin soon. There's no info on pricing yet.
The Sportruck XR looks ready to get dirty off-road. Saleen gives the truck 2.5-inch coilovers at the front and rear. Braking duties come from 13.8-inch rotors with two-piston calipers in front and 13.8-inch rotors with single-piston calipers in the rear. Saleen designs revised bumpers, and the piece up front stretches underneath the body to offer extra protection to the beefier suspension components. It also incorporates an LED light bar into the nose for extra illumination on the trail. An upgraded grille, sidesteps, hood, and tailgate panel add to the meaner look. General Tire Grabber X3 rubber wraps around a set of 17x8.5-inch, six-spoke wheels at both ends. Inside, The Saleen label covers the headrests and floor mats, and drivers look at a set of white-face gauges.
The standard powerplant is naturally aspirated, but there's a supercharged version that boasts over 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts). We have reached out to Saleen for more details about the engine options.
A more hardcore Black Label version also has Racecraft control arms and spindles, in addition to Fox shocks with 12 inches of travel up front and 14 inches in the rear. Saleen supplies the upgraded rear leaf springs and bump stops with frame gussets. Inside, this edition has full leather upholstery.
Buyers can also upgrade the front brakes to slotted, 13.6- or 14-inch rotors with six-piston calipers. For a different look, 17x8-inch wheels are available in a chrome or carbonite finish.
Gallery: Saleen Sportruck XR
THE SALEEN 2018 SPORTRUCK
DELIVERY BEGINS SOON
“Furthering Saleen Automotive’s commitment to continued growth in the performance car and truck markets, we are proud to debut our Saleen Sportruck XR.”
Steve SaleenCEO, Saleen Automotive
SALEEN UNVEILS LIVE ON THE SALEEN FACEBOOK 7/20/18 AT 7pm
CORONA, CA—July 20, 2018 — Saleen Automotive introduces its latest innovative performance vehicle to their truck line—the Saleen Sportruck XR. This new, off-road Saleen Sportruck XR will debut at 7 pm tonight, Friday, July 20th at Harris Ford Lincoln, 20006 64th Avenue W, Lynnwood, WA. Also, visit the Saleen display and view the Saleen Sportruck XR throughout the weekend at the 38th Annual Mustang Roundup held by Mustang Northwest in Bellevue, WA.
Steve Saleen’s legendary racing history includes driving in and winning more races than any other driver in the SCCA PRO Truck Series.
“Continually adding to our lineup of performance vehicles is paramount to Saleen Automotive,” said Saleen CEO Steve Saleen. “We are introducing an off-road truck to our high-performance vehicles lineup with the Sportruck XR,” he continued. “Furthering our Saleen Automotive’s commitment to continued growth in the performance car and truck markets, we are proud to debut our Saleen Sportruck XR,” stated Saleen Automotive President Amy Boylan.
Standard Signature Saleen Series Powertrain includes a naturally aspirated and super charged version, with 700+HP, Saleen tuned exhaust with High-Performance Filters.
Steve Saleen wanted to build the best off-road Saleen Sportruck XR so he called on and collaborated with Greg Foutz. The XR’s suspension has front 2.5 coil-over shocks to level out the front with the rear, and rear 2.5 Smooth Series shocks. The Black Label edition utilizes upper and lower Racecraft control arms, Spindle and specially made for Saleen by Fox, tuned front shocks with by-pass for 12-inches and custom rear by-pass shocks for 14-inches of travel. This XR also includes Saleen rear leaf springs and Saleen bump stop with frame gusset.
Stopping is handled with Saleen’s Signature brakes standard on all versions in 13.8 -inch ABS vented front rotors with 2-piston calipers on fronts and 13.8 ABS vented rear rotors with 1-piston calipers on the rear. Optional are Saleen COLORLAB™ painted brake calipers, and either13.6-inch or 14-inch ABS slotted front rotors with 6-piston calipers.
Exterior enhancements include Saleen-designed front and rear bumpers, body-color wheel flares, and Saleen Grille, sidesteps, tailgate panel and power hood. The Sportruck XR comes with six-spoke alloy wheels 17x8.5 front and rear, shod with General Tire Grabber X3 33x12.7-17 front and rear. Options include 17 x 8-inch front and rear wheels in either Chrome or Carbonite. Also included are the Saleen windshield banner, Saleen door chevron stripes, Saleen 30th Championship wreath, and Saleen serialized front bumper numbers
The interior boasts Saleen embroidered headrests, (full leather on Black Label editions) signature Saleen white face gauges, Saleen badging, Saleen embroidered floor mats, and dash plaque with Saleen model and serialized VIN.
Saleen wishes to thank the following sponsors: General Tire, Method Wheels, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, Cover King with a special thanks to Addictive Desert Designs!
Saleen Automotive Inc., based in Corona, CA, offers three main product lines, which consist of Saleen Super Cars, Saleen Signature Series, and Saleen Performance Vehicles. All are designed and engineered at Saleen Headquarters in Corona, CA