Following Steve Saleen’s regain of his namesake brand, he introduced his first new model last week at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Saleen 351 Mustang.
The most notable component in the 351 is the Saleen engineered 351 cubic inch V8 engine, which will produce 700hp and 655lb-ft of torque when paired with the Saleen 296 supercharger system. The Saleen 351 will utilize a six-speed transmission equipped with a Saleen clutch system, and a 3.73:1 final drive ratio to ensure that the power will be where its most required, on the ground.
Working in conjunction to the wheel, tire, and Saleen S4 suspension are the Saleen 15 inch brake package. Rounding out the performance system on the 351 are the Saleen five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped with high performance tires. Setup has a size 20×9 front and 20×10 rear.
Building on the design elements from the Saleen 302 Mustang, the 351 will feature the Red Butterfly Center Ram Air Induction system. The Red Butterfly hood allows cold air to intake through the butterfly scoop design as they open-up under throttle. Once the air passes through the butterfly openings it is directed through the engine compartment to the 351’s powerplant where it becomes a tributary to the air intake system.
Additional design components include full carbon fiber front and side splitters, as well as a carbon fiber rear diffuser which houses the F1 style tail lamp. A complete treatment of Saleen 351 badging and graphics will also be included to complement any one of the standard or custom Saleen paint schemes available on all Saleen vehicles.