Saleen has unveiled the another member to its line-up of 2010 high-performance cars during the SEMA motorshow. The sports car is called the 2010 Saleen S281. It is the second Saleen vehicle launched this year, following the 2010 435S introduced in August.
As you may have noticed the S281 is based on the 2010 Ford Mustang. The limited edition’s exterior design features a different front, sides and rear. The familiar Saleen extended rear fascia and trunk lid with an integrated wing complete the package. Additional exterior highlights include 20-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tires and Saleen S281 Supercharged fender badging.
The S281’s 4.6-liter V8 engine is equipped with a Saleen Series VI.5 twin-screw supercharger and dual-stage intercooler. The engine produces 485hp and 460lb.ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a short-throw, five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The Saleen Racecraft suspension system is newly developed and includes tuned, single-rate front and rear springs, nitrogen-pressurized front struts and rear shocks with a wide range of damping adjustments.
The interior features leather sport seats with ultra-suede inserts, highlighted by chevron-like ultra-suede red tabs in the seatback bolsters. The gauges got their own treatment, same goes for the steering wheel, center console and shifter. Contrasting Saleen logos are found in the door panels and Saleen logos in the door sill plates illuminate when the door is opened.
Just about everything Saleen produces is awesome. Great car, I really need to some more research on it as far as how it does on the street.