liter SOHC V8
lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
@ 5200 rpm
Press Release) Saleen, (www.saleen.com),
the premier manufacturer of limited edition, high-performance
vehicles, today marked a new paradigm in sport truck performance
with its debut of the pre-production Supercharged Saleen Sport Truck
S331, at the LA Auto Show.
Steve Saleen, president
and CEO of Saleen, said, “We set out to produce the perfect high
performance truck. The Saleen Sport Truck integrates higher
horsepower, superior suspension, and aggressive styling with the
best in functionality. Our sport trucks are the perfect answers for
individuals whose lifestyles take them from the beach to the
mountains to the country club, all in a day. They are also the
perfect sport trucks for individuals who are passionate about what
they drive – they’re for individuals who require sports-car-like
handling and performance, yet whose lives require the utility of a
pick-up truck. These Saleen Sport Trucks are exceptionally versatile
high performance vehicles.”
“Trucks account for half
of all new vehicle sales in America. Our certified dealers and
consumers have been requesting us to manufacture a high-performance
Saleen truck. By introducing both the 3-Valve and the Supercharged
Saleen Sport Trucks we believe that we are right on target with the
market. The big difference is that the new Saleen Sport Trucks will
give consumers the extreme performance, expressive styling,
exceptional value, and the exclusivity that comes from the
experience of driving and owning a Saleen – all in a
fully-functional truck,” Steve Saleen continued.
Both Saleen Sport Truck models will start in the Super Cab style and
will feature a 5.4L, 3-valve
SOHC V-8 engine, and are scheduled to be available at certified
Saleen dealers in July as 2007
The Saleen Supercharged
Sport Truck packs a punch at 450 bhp @ 5200 RPM, and with 500 lb-ft
of torque @ 4000 RPM which is due in part to the unique, patented,
high-flow Saleen Series VI integrated twin-screw supercharger. Here,
air is compressed through the twin screws and then runs through the
dual-stage, water-to-air intercooler, which reduces the intake air
temperature. With this cool, dense air, the Saleen Powerflash™
performance calibration system radically increases the power and
In recognizing the trend
of consumers wanting more choices, the Saleen Sport Truck will be
offered as a normally aspirated, 3-Valve Sport Truck, which offers
325 bhp @ 5000 RPM, and with 400 lb-ft of torque at 4000 RPM.
Sounds Like Thunder
Every thought has gone
into taking the Saleen Sport Trucks’ performance to the extreme.
Both the 3-Valve and Supercharged trucks are equipped with a unique
integrated Saleen exhaust system with twin side pipes, which produce
a unique appearance that enhances power, performance, and sound.
Because of the increased horsepower and distinguishable Saleen
sound, the engineers at Saleen have affectionately named the truck,
Saleen Racecraft Suspension
Designed to raise
handling to new levels, Saleen Sport Trucks are equipped with Saleen
Racecraft suspension. The front systems include N2 struts with
linear-rate coil-over springs, a tubular anti-roll stabilizing bar
and urethane pivot bushings throughout. Because it’s all about
performance, calibrations are specifically set to a high-performance
The rear Saleen
Racecraft suspension consists of a live axle, leaf springs and N2
overall Saleen suspension system reduces load transfer which
improves handling under braking
and hard cornering.
The truck’s overall styling is complete with front and rear Saleen
seven spoke, 23” forged wheels, on high-performance BFG 305/40
series tires. For responsive braking the Saleen Sport Truck comes
equipped with power assisted 4-wheel ABS brakes. The front brakes
have 15.0” slotted and vented disks with Saleen ABS 6-piston
calipers, while the rear brakes are 13.7”.
In total, the Saleen
Racecraft suspension elevates performance without sacrificing the
the truck’s ride, its load, or towing capacity.
A Real Looker
Great aerodynamics and
exceptional styling are engineering feats that have been Saleen
hallmarks for decades, and the aero and styling of the Saleen Sport
Trucks are truly exceptional. The Saleen Sport Trucks’ superior
aerodynamics come from specially designed injection molded
components made from Thermoplastic Olefins (TPO), built to withstand
the demands of the truck. All Saleen front and rear fascias, side
skirts are uniquely Saleen – built to be rugged and durable, yet
stylish and performance enhancing.
The stylish Saleen front
grille is also designed for improved aerodynamics. The Supercharged
Saleen Sport Truck integrates a unique hood with exhaust venting
grille. The Saleen Sport Truck also has side fender vents, rear
spoiler, and attractive tailgate panel.
No longer just for
utilitarian uses, the racing-derived, totally upgraded interior of
the Saleen Sport Truck has double-stitched leather sport seating
throughout. The exclusive interior also incorporates a jewel-like
instrument panel, featuring a twin-gauge pod display, integrated
silver panels and bezels, double-stitched leather console armrest,
and Saleen race-style pedals.
Raising the bar, Saleen
will begin offering a number of Saleen Sport Truck options. These
options will further enable owners to uniquely personalize their
Saleen Sport Trucks. Some of the Saleen options that will be
available include: HID headlamps, bedliners, tonneaus, tow packages,
motorcycle, bike and gun racks, sound and entertainment systems,
GPS, ski racks, and heavy-duty toolbox, and as you’d expect, there
will be nothing standard about the Saleen options.
The 2007 Saleen Sport
Truck is scheduled to be in full-scale production in both Irvine,
California and Troy, Michigan facilities in July 2006, and will run
true to the manufacturer’s pedigree, which has been standard with
every Saleen S281 Mustang and S7 supercar.
Each Saleen Sport Truck
is fully-certified and carries a 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty
through Saleen, and will also possess the Saleen production bumper
number, as well as an interior dash plaque.
Retail Price (MSRP) for the 3-Valve Saleen Sport Truck with standard
equipment is expected to start in the high $30,000’s, and the
Supercharged version is expected to start in the high $40,000’s.
Since the company’s
inception in 1984, Saleen has produced over 10,000 complete EPA
certified vehicles, more than any other specialty manufacturer. In
addition, Saleen has equipped more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide,
further emphasizing our commitment to excellence.
Manufacturers’ Champion in GT sports car racing, Saleen’s corporate
facilities include research, design, engineering and manufacturing
capabilities, as well as the coating/paint division. Saleen also has
manufacturing facilities in Troy, Michigan where the assembly and
painting of the Ford GT supercar is accomplished. Additional Saleen
manufacturing sites are located in Canada and Saudi Arabia. For more
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