liter SOHC V8
supercharger & intercooler
lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
hp @ 5800 rpm
hp per liter
(from Saleen Press
Release) 2010 SALEEN 435S: HIGH PERFORMANCE VALUE.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., July 24, 2009 – Saleen Performance Vehicles
today unveiled its first 2010 product, the Saleen 435S, based on the
new 2010 Ford Mustang. The introduction took place as part of the
Special Vehicle Team Owners Association’s annual “Mustang Week”
event. The 435S is the first vehicle launched under Saleen’s new
ownership, following the purchase of Saleen Inc. earlier this year.
This car continues the Saleen tradition of offering limited-edition,
high-performance vehicles for enthusiasts who are looking for an
exhilarating driving experience, with refined drivability for
real-world road conditions.
The 435S is designed to provide affordable, high-value performance.
“In these difficult economic times we wanted our first vehicle to
deliver a lot for an affordable price,” said Mike Shields, CEO of
Saleen Performance Vehicles. “It was created much more for ‘go’ than
for show. We focused on power and handling, and it’s a great
platform to build on if a customer wants to take it farther later
Heart of the car’s performance is its 4.6-liter, 3-valve SOHC V8
engine, complete with a Saleen Series VI twin-screw supercharger and
two-stage intercooler. This engine produces a vigorous 435
horsepower and 425 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a 5-speed manual
transmission, and has a 3.73:1 rear axle ratio with limited-slip
The car rides 1.5 inches lower than a Mustang GT, thanks to its
Saleen Racecraft performance suspension. The system is designed to
reduce body roll, provide nimble, precise handling and improve
traction, while retaining the compliant ride of a good daily driver.
The suspension package includes springs, a stiffer front stabilizer
bar, and nitrogen-pressurized shock absorbers tuned exclusively for
The vented brake rotors, front and rear, are slotted and
cross-drilled for improved feel and stopping performance. Larger,
14-inch slotted front rotors with 4-piston calipers are available as
The 435S has the Saleen-signature long, low, sleek looks and
aggressive stance that have distinguished the company’s previous
cars. Traditional Saleen styling cues include an understated trim
panel between the taillights with “Saleen” in raised lettering, mesh
covers over the fog lights in the grille, and the Saleen name and
chevrons as graphic elements placed low on each side. An optional
Aero Package includes a lightweight chin splitter and rear spoiler
for improved aerodynamics.
Other exterior highlights include unique, 18-inch, 5-spoke alloy
wheels (19- and 20-inch wheels are available), and “435S” lettered
on each side of the hood’s power dome.
Inside, the modifications are designed to enhance the driving
experience and to express the car’s character. These include a new,
short-throw shifter for quick, precise gear-changing performance,
and new, driver-oriented gauges. These uniquely styled gauges retain
Mustang’s MyColor™ capabilities that allow the owner to select from
more than 125 custom colors for the instrument cluster. The car’s
identity is highlighted by a Saleen logo embroidered on the
“All in all, we believe the 435S is the right car at the right
time,” said Shields. “It’s a terrific performance value that we’re
proud to offer. And this is just the first of many great Saleen
vehicles we’ll be launching in the future.”
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About Saleen Performance Vehicles
Vehicles is a manufacturer of limited-edition, high-performance cars
and trucks, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Saleen vehicles embody
sophistication in engineering, styling and performance, resulting in
a dynamic driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined.
Together with its sister companies, Cyltec LLC, Control-Tec LLC,
Power-Tec LLC and Arrow Racing, Saleen encompasses a broad range of
capabilities and services in automotive design, development and
manufacturing. For more information, please visit the Saleen
Performance Vehicles website at www.saleen.com.