Monday, January 19, 2009

The Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

The limited-production, hand-built, high-performance Saleen S7 Twin Turbo was Saleen's first car not based on an existing design.
It was completely developed digitally using tools such as Unigraphics and Rhinoceros 3D.
It may have been born on a computer, but it came to life on the track.
The heart of the S7 is a 427.6 cu inch all-aluminum OHV V8 engine, upgraded with two Garrett turbochargers producing approximately 6 psi of boost.
This gives the S7 750 horsepower and 700 lb·ft of torque.
What does this translate into on the track?
0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, 0-100 in 6.2 seconds and 0-200 mph (yes, 0-200) in 27 seconds.
This also allows the S7 to blast through the quarter mile in 10.6 seconds and gives it a top speed of 248 mph.
And get this, in 2006, Saleen offered an optional competition package for the S7 Twin Turbo that put the engine output up to 1000 horsepower!
How much will this land rocket set you back?
Around $585,296.

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