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Saleen Mustang (racer)


Saleen Mustang (racer)

With an established name on the racing circuit and street in the 1980s, Steve Saleen continued to develop his company. In 1997 his SR Mustang became a force to be reckoned with at Le Mans, then in 1998 in the US Speedvision World Challenge Series, Saleen, in conjunction with Tim Allen from 'Home Improvement', dominated with the 1998 Mustang RRR. Using a stock SN 95 stripped bare, the car received a full tubular spaceframe chassis with double A-arm suspension with Howe springs and Bilstein shocks. The engine was a bored-out Windsor 35lei (5.7-liter) with GT40 aluminium heads, 10:1 compression and a Holley 600cfm carburettor. Carbon-fibre was abundant on the doors, trunk lid, hood, fenders and nose. A brute Jerico gearbox handled the power and remained, and was reliable. In 1998 Terry Borcheller won five races, winning Saleen the manufacturer's trophy.

Saleen Mustang (racer) Specifications

Top speed:210 mph (336 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):3.2 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:357 ci (5,850 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:525 bhp (391 kW) @ 6,800 rpm
Max torque:N/A
Weight:N/A
Economy:N/A
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