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    2013 2014 Saleen SMS - 302 / s302 / 351 / s351 / GTHIG Saleen & More

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    SALEEN 302 / S302 - Available in Three (3) different models.

    - 302 WHITE LABEL
    - 302 YELLOW LABEL
    - 302 BLACK LABEL








    302 YELLOW LABEL


    Starting MSRP $50,563

    MODELS: Coupe / Convertible

    ENGINE:
    625-HP 302ci Supercharged 5.0L V8


    DRIVETRAIN:
    6-Speed Manual
    6-Speed Automatic [Optional]

    AERODYNAMICS:
    Saleen 302 Styling Package




    302 BLACK LABEL


    Starting MSRP $54,386

    MODELS: Coupe / Convertible

    ENGINE:
    440-HP 302ci 5.0L V8
    625-HP 302ci Supercharged 5.0L V8 [302 SSC]

    DRIVETRAIN:
    6-Speed Manual
    6-Speed Automatic [Optional]

    AERODYNAMICS:
    Saleen 302 Signature Series




    302 WHITE LABEL



    Starting MSRP $39,095

    MODELS: Coupe / Convertible

    ENGINE:
    440-HP 302ci 5.0L V8


    DRIVETRAIN:

    6-Speed Manual
    6-Speed Automatic [Optional]

    AERODYNAMICS:

    Saleen 302 Styling Package

    SALEEN 302 MODEL INFO: http://saleen.com/302.html
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    351 - Steve Saleen on the New Saleen 2013 351 V8 Supercharged Mustang

    It's been well over a decade since Steve Saleen built a 351 Mustang and we get a first look at the 2013 Saleen Mustang #001


    EXCLUSIVE: Steve Saleen on the New Saleen 2013 351 V8 Supercharged Mustang

    Published on Aug 6, 2013 via YouTube by Power AutoMedia
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    2014 Saleen 351 Mustang



    When Steve Saleen officially regained his namesake brand, you knew it would only be a matter of time before his company would debut its first project car. That time, apparently, was at the LA Auto Show when Saleen introduced its return to the auto industry with the Saleen 351 Mustang.


    "Since regaining the Saleen brand, I really want to bring it all together with the heritage that Saleen is known for," Saleen said. "With the current Saleen [302] Mustang model it provides all the right features to bring back and update the S351 model."

    Based on the 2013 Ford Mustang , the car’s name comes from the engine used under the hood, which is a 351-cubic-inch V-8 engine tricked to deliver way more than a base Mustang.


    Next to that, Saleen is offering numerous other updates to the interior and the exterior, but also an updated suspension and braking system - all made to transform the Mustang into a real beast.
    Updated 07/05/2013: The new Saleen 351 is now officially into production, so the tuner has unveiled tons of new details on its first Mustang-based package since Steve Saleen regained control.
    Click past the jump to read more about the new Saleen 351.
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    Exterior


    On the exterior, the 351 Mustang receives an aerodynamic kit entirely made from carbon fiber, including: front and side splitters, and a new rear diffuser that houses the F1 -style taillight.

    The Saleen 351 Mustang is also equipped with its famous & functional Butterfly Center Ram Air Induction system, which includes a Red Butterfly hood that allows cold air to flow through the butterfly scoop design as they open under throttle.


    The new 351 is also distinguished by a series of "Saleen" banners and emblems, and model-specific fender and hood chevrons. As an option, Saleen is also offering a front brightwork trim package.
    The Speedster's paint is called: Orange County Orange

    Interior



    For the interior, Saleen installed new performance seats wrapped in a two-tone leather and Alcantara. There is also a new steering wheel wrapped in a combination of leather and Alcantara, and a new shift knob and shift boot covered in leather.


    On the dashboard, you will notice a "Steve Saleen" authentication signature, while numerous "Saleen" emblems can be found on the door sill plates, the floor mats and the steering wheel.
    Drivetrain




    Under the hood, Saleen tricked the Mustang’s standard V-8 to deliver a total of 700 horsepower and 655 pound-feet of torque. To do so, the tuner installed a supercharger and intercooler, calibrated the engine and installed new fuel injectors.


    The work continues by adding new performance air filters, new aluminum pistons and cylinder heads, new valve springs, forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, aggressive camshafts, aluminum cylinder heads, and a polished stainless-steel exhaust with performance mufflers.


    This monstrous engine hooks up to a six-speed manual transmission with a Saleen close-ratio shifter. The transmission features a high-performance clutch for superior bite and a lightweight flywheel gives the clutch positive engagement to the engine without excessive weight.
    Suspensions and brakes




    The new 351 sits on a set of 20-inch alloy wheels in five-spoke design wrapped in high-performance tires, sized 275/35ZR20 up front and 275/40ZR20 on the rear.


    A new brake system featuring 14-inch ABS cross drilled front rotors and four-piston, powder-coated calipers help bring this beast to a halt quickly.
    The suspension was also replaced with S4-specific front and rear springs, plus S4 front and rear sway bars with high-durometer pivot bushings.
    Prices

    The new Saleen 351 will be priced from $82,634 and comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.
    Competition

    Ford Mustang RS V6 by Roush


    Saleen is not the only tuner to offer an upgrade kit for the Mustang lineup. Roush is also doing a pretty amazing job and its latest kit is the RS V6. It is offered in three different stages of upgrades, with the most powerful one delivering a total of 675 horsepower from the Mustang’s V-6 engine.


    Along with the potent upgrades, Roush also offers numerous other exterior and interior upgrades, in order to make the Mustang looking better than ever.
    Gallery Ford Mustang RS V6 by Roush




    Conclusion

    The new Saleen 351 is a great car, you shouldn’t be surprised, given Saleen has been one of the top Mustang tuners since the 1984.
    It might be a little expensive though, but you know, it always worth to buy something cool.

    Original Story via Top Speed / Topspeed.com: http://www.topspeed.com/cars/saleen/...-ar138991.html
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    As a notable...

    This monstrous engine hooks up to a six-speed manual transmission with a Saleen close-ratio shifter. The transmission features a high-performance clutch for superior bite and a lightweight flywheel gives the clutch positive engagement to the engine without excessive weight.
    In 2013 Saleen "uniquely" offered an AUTOMATIC transmission within their 351 model offerings.
    The 2014 351 appears to now come equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.

    The below video confirms the fact:


    2014 Saleen Mustang GHIG S351 and Speedlab Yellow

    The short video of a couple amazing cars that I saw at the Saleen 50th anniversary of the mustang event. Video posted April 10, 2014
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    That Gotta Have It Green Saleen 351 (In the video from Post #4 / Above) ...is pretty SMOKIN!!

    SVTP - SVT Performance got a decent snap of this unique ride....



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    MUSTANG360 Drives & Reviews a 2014 GTHIG Saleen SMS 351 Mustang

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    Saleen’s 302 Mustang White Label pelts out 440 horsepower and provides awesome value in the performance world.



    Vinnie "The Hit Man" Kung

    January 13, 2014




    In the world of specialty vehicle manufacturing, few can match the legendary Steve Saleen when it comes to offering performance vehicles that provide the utmost in power and presence. Having recently celebrated 30 years in the business, we were lucky enough to be invited to check out the latest special editions at Saleen’s headquarters in Corona, California.



    Steve himself gave us a grand tour of his design and manufacturing studios, as well as his assembly line where cars such as the Heritage Collection Follmer Mustangs come to life. Did we see the upcoming successor to the S7 supercar during our visit? Perhaps. But that’s for another day.


    For this visit, we focused on the 2014 302 Mustang line that mere mortals such as us can afford. These Mustangs are offered in three flavors (White Label, Yellow Label, and Black Label) ranging from 440 to 700 horsepower, in naturally-aspirated and supercharged form. The “Labels” represent three traditional colors of Saleen’s famed racing heritage—where paint and striping has been traditionally a mix of white, yellow, or black.


    The top dog, the 351X Black Label, is the most extreme variant and offers racetrack-level performance for the street, with exclusivity to match. But for us, we were more eager to try out the “base” $38,495 White Label.


    Why, do you ask, would we travel all this way just to jump behind the wheel of the most entry-level Saleen 302 Mustang? Quite simply, we wanted put ourselves into the shoes of someone who was in the market to buy a new Mustang and turn it into a nice weekend warrior with the usual bolt-ons.



    Starting with Ford’s excellent Coyote 5.0, SALEEN adds a custom calibration, high flow air filter and axle-back exhaust for 440 horsepower with a full warranty. This thing just positively rips to 7,000! But you knew and already expected that. Note the strut tower brace with the SMS logo.


    Once we added up the costs of a new Mustang GT and the dollar values for a nice exhaust, cold-air with tuner, a mild suspension for better grip, the pricing was looking pretty scary. As soon as we threw in a set of nice 20-inch wheels and tires and some exterior mods, we were quickly over $41,000 with a garage full of leftover parts that we’d have to sell for pennies on the dollar. So, we wondered… wouldn’t it be much easier for someone to simply buy a Saleen and actually pay less and have everything already done?
    It seems like the lazy way out, but man, this makes too much logical sense. By the time you factor the warranty coverage, strong resale value, and the fact that you have something truly exclusive, it becomes clear that the Saleen is a smart move. As Steve put it, “The 302 Mustang White Label makes a lot more sense because it offers much more value than a regular production Mustang. There is no other car on the market that offers more power for the money” (Yes, we checked and at $38,495, no other car can get you 440 horsepower for under $40k!).

    Steve then shared some of the technical aspects of the car that go beyond the fully-tuned Coyote mill revving away. “With the 302 Mustang, you also get all the four food groups addressed—Engine, Suspension, Interior and Exterior, all done with a factory warranty. Most Mustang enthusiasts will buy all the upgrades after they get a car, but we include all of that from our factory.


    “For our cars, we make the swaybars stiffer and we add urethane where appropriate, which offers compliance. We increase the spring rates and lower ride height to maximize the factory geometry. The biggest improvement is with the offset of the wheels, to make sure that I have the maximum footprint of the tires on the ground. It’s this combination that we’ve learned over the years that allow us to put 275 tires all around, allowing you to take this car comfortably to work every day and still have a great handling car,” he added.



    Starting with a base Mustang from Ford, our test vehicle, car number 2, was equipped with the cloth seats, which we absolutely love. Yes, leather can be nice, but we’re partial to saving a few animal hides. Besides, cloth breathes better when you have a bunch of fat-arses like us testing cars. SYNC was present and even without the Shaker sound system, we were still able to enjoy the tunes.


    Behind the wheel of the Saleen, you get a sense of something special. Sitting in the cloth buckets, we gander at some of the Saleen-specific trim items such as the logos throughout the cockpit and the unique shift knob lets you now it’s time to hang on. Turning the key, we cranked the 5.0 to life, listening to the rumble of the exhaust settle into a nice idle, which certainly has authority. The open road is where thing started to heat up. On our first tank of gas, we tried not to beat on it too much, since it wasn’t broken in yet. But afterwards, it was ON!



    After spirited driving, we put heat into the Cooper Zeon RS3-S tires and had them sticky enough to let us aggressively roll the car out in First to feel all 440 horsepower. Time to powershift Second, but hang onto something because this gear winds out quick. Next up, grab Third and let that motor get up on cam(s) all the way to 7,000 rpm. Check your review mirror pal, because we passed “legal” speeds about one International border ago.


    Once into Fourth, you can really feel how hunkered down this car is. The suspension is planted and the car doesn’t have the typical feel that stock Mustangs do where you can sense the car being all torqued up from the power when traveling at triple-digit speeds. Also, there is no wander present when you bang into Fifth. At this point, it was time to slow down… to do it again, of course. Time to kick back some tacos, get a few liters of petrol, and drive this puppy home at sane speeds. After all, we did all this aggressive driving in another country, where speeds are not regulated.
    The next day, we decided to something we don’t normally do—drive it to work, go shopping and do the usual stuff that Joe schmo does—you know, the mundane day-to-day stuff. But this was the perfect time to really see how good the car is since after all, not everyone is driving at 10/10s all the time.



    The most impressive part of the package is how well calibrated the engine tune is. Sometimes, aftermarket tunes make big power, but are real sloppy on the bottom end under light throttle. We’ve seen some other tunes surge and buck the car when coming from a stop but with this car, Saleen has really figured it out, making it feel more drivable than even a showroom-stock Mustang. Smooth and buttery power delivery is what it’s all about and this car delivers it in spades.

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    On the highway, the ride quality was good, but let’s talk in relative terms here. Certainly, a performance suspension will always ride a bit stiffer than an OEM Ford setup, but we’re used to is, so to us, it’s very livable. The 20s are certainly making their presence known each time you hit a large bump in the road as there is some rear bump steer present, which is inevitable when a live-axle car meets such gnarly wheel and tires combos on each corner. As far as cabin noise goes, the Cooper tires were great, emitting equal or less tires noise than some stock cars with 19s. However, it may have been because the exhaust note was overpowering all other sounds. Right under 2,000 rpm, the exhaust drone was constant under mild to heavier throttle, which even the cruise control will provide when climbing mild hills in Sixth. But, we do like how everyone checks you out with your 5.0 rumbling down the road. Anywhere we rolled, not a single Ricer or even one Camaro would start with us. They would look at the car, and by the time you turned your head, they looked down at our wheels—that’s respect. In truth, the color probably had something to do with it also.



    After putting on nearly 1,000 miles on this 2014 Gotta Have It Green coupe, we were excited to report that Steve Saleen is right in every regard. His new 302 Mustang White Label gives you everything you’d expect in a weekend play toy that can serve double duty as a DD. Refined drivability, incredible performance, road presence and a price tag that’s actually less than building your own makes the 2014 302 Mustang White Label one of the best new Mustangs for the dollar. Come to think of it, that’s a good label to have.


    Exterior enhancements aside, the most impressive part of the new SALEEN is the drive. With 440 horsepower and throttle response second to none, the entire car is a balanced package with no sacrifices for power, comfort or speed. The rear spoiler is quite pronounced, offers more downforce at speed, and gives the coupe a proper sendoff from behind.

    Specs

    Test Vehicle: 2014 SALEEN 302 White Label
    Base MSRP $38,495
    Options Chrome Wheel upgrade ($1,350)
    As Tested $39,845 (without D&H)
    Color Gotta Have It Green Metallic Tri-Coat (HD)
    Upholstery Charcoal Black Cloth
    Engine 302 CI 4 Valve DOHC V8
    Horsepower 440 hp @ 6,750 RPM (with Premium fuel)
    Torque 401 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM (with Premium fuel)
    Fuel delivery Ford 33 lb/hr with SALEEN calibration
    Induction Factory cold air with high-flow air filter
    Exhaust High flow axle-back with polished stainless tips
    Wheels 20" x 9" (F&R)
    Tires Cooper Zeon RS3-S, 275/35/ZR20 (front), 275/40/ZR20 (rear)
    Suspension SALEEN S4 specific-rate springs, bushings and links
    Interior SALEEN leather shift knob, SMS door sills and embroidered floormats and headrests
    Exterior SALEEN front grille, striping, taillamp panel, high downforce rear spoiler, serialized numbering, chevron fenders stripes
    Warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles

    Sources

    Saleen Automotive
    Corona, CA 92882
    714-400-2121
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