Fans of the Ford Mustang are familiar with Saleen, but many may not realize the company was founded way back in 1983. The first Saleen Mustang debuted a year later, and to commemorate that occasion the company is rolling out a special 35th Anniversary Edition Mustang, simply called the SA 35. It’s based on a 2019 Mustang, and well, just look at it.
These days Saleen tinkers with all kinds of cars and holds status as an official manufacturer, but it all began with Mustangs. Back then the modifications were primarily for handling, which translated to significant success for Saleen in the Sports Car Club of America. This SA 35 continues that tradition with Saleen’s upgraded Racecraft R Code suspension, but power is also slightly raised thanks to a Saleen-designed exhaust system and a big fat supercharger. By slightly, we actually mean 780 horsepower (582 kilowatts) and 630 pound-feet (854 Newton-meters) of torque – not a small jump from the stock Mustang’s 460 horses.
Saleen Mustangs have always stood out with color schemes and various add-on exterior bits. For the SA 35 that means a black exterior with the company’s trademark yellow/white trim and Saleen-specific graphics. It also wears special 35th anniversary fenders with a Saleen Black Label hood, a Saleen wing, and a retro-themed aero package. Inside you’ll find the requisite special badging with custom seats and more of Saleen’s company colors.
“We were extremely proud to introduce the SA 35 to our friends, family, and enthusiasts. It celebrates and validates the continuing success and longevity of the Saleen Brand”, said Steve Saleen CEO of Saleen Automotive.
Saleen actually builds anniversary cars every five years with the black-white-yellow design, but odds are good you’ve never seen one. That’s because only 10 are built, and the same will hold true for this 35th-anniversary model. The prototype was just unveiled September 15; pricing isn’t yet available for the production cars to follow.
Gallery: 35th Anniversary Saleen Mustang
Saleen Automotive Unveils 35th Anniversary Edition Saleen Mustang
CORONA, CA, Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive, Inc. announces the 35th Anniversary Edition Mustang, the “SA 35”. These 2019 Black Label anniversary editions celebrate Steve Saleen and Saleen Automotive’s 35 years of delivering legendary Saleen vehicles. This achievement represents one of the longest continuous American name plates in automotive history.
Saleen Automotive Inc. celebrates every five years with a special limited anniversary model using the Saleen Racing Heritage colors of black, white and yellow. There are only 10 Limited Editions produced and the prototype was unveiled at our Open House on September 15th at Saleen’s Headquarters in Southern California.
“We were extremely proud to introduce the SA 35 to our friends, family and enthusiasts. It celebrates and validates the continuing success and longevity of the Saleen Brand”, said Steve Saleen, CEO Saleen Automotive. The SA 35 includes the Saleen trademark custom yellow, black and white Saleen graphics, and is equipped with a Saleen supercharger, producing 780HP and 630 ft. lbs. of torque. Saleen iconic Racecraft R Code suspension, mono-block forged Saleen designed aluminum wheels, General G-Max tires, special 35th Anniversary fenders, Saleen Black Label hood, aerodynamics with retro styling, Saleen exhaust system, Saleen wing and custom SA 35 interior with special badging are among the extensive standard features.
About Saleen Automotive, Inc. Saleen is an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. Founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for automotive design and performance engineering in both street and racing applications. Saleen utilizes its existing strategic partnerships and dealer network to strengthen its design and engineering prowess, continue development of emerging automotive technologies, and expand its presence nationwide with a combination of automotive retail services, aftermarket parts and new vehicle sales to build significant long-term value. Learn more at www.saleen.com.