2011 Ford Saleen Cars S302 Debuts at Carlisle Ford Nationals
2011 Ford Saleen Cars S302
The Saleen S302 is based on the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0-litre, thrust is provided by the same V8 engine and it pushes out 317 kW (425 bhp / 431 PS) while torque is 536 Nm (395 lb-ft). Drive is through the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission and a limited slip differential.
The Saleen S302 is builds on 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. Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the S302 boasts a premium level of design consideration, both exterior and interior, with performance to match.
“We’ve taken high performance vehicles to the next level with this S302 Saleen,” said Michael Timarac, Brand Manager, Saleen Performance Vehicles. “The S302 is being built now and will be in dealerships in the coming weeks. I’m proud of this product and those who value performance vehicles will agree that the S302 is one of the best American exotic vehicles available on the market.”
The S302's exterior design features carefully crafted sculptural detailing, with lines and forms that flow naturally and suggest suppleness, power and agility. Exterior features include 20-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tyres, a strong but elegant front grille and a simple integrated rear wing. The S302's 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 425 hp and 395 lb.-ft. of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential with 3.73:1 final drive ratio.
Inside an atmosphere of style-meets-sport exists, encouraged by such items as leather sports seats, chevron-like Ultrasuede red tabs in the seatback bolsters, Saleen logos on door panels, as well as unique gauges, steering wheel and gear shifter. The interior features new, leather sport seats with Ultrasuede inserts, highlighted by chevron-like Ultrasuede red tabs in the seatback bolsters, and unique treatments of the gauges, steering wheel, center console and shifter. There also are contrasting Saleen logos in the door panels, and Saleen logos in the door sill plates that illuminate when the door is opened.