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Saleen S5S Raptor Concept to debut in New York

 Saleen S5S Raptor Concept to debut in New York
Saleen Raptor for New York Auto Show / Autoweek

5.0-litre supercharged Saleen anger

What does a supercharger bolted on to a 5.0-litre V8, running on E85 sound like? For the purposes of this piece of information, it sounds like the Saleen S5S Raptor, a concept car from the house of Saleen that's destined to show its fangs at the New York Auto Show.

Raptor is only a sketch for now, but later this drawing will come to a top velocity just north of 200 mph/ 322km/h on a flat tarmac. Bodywork is courtesy of composite panels, while the chassis runs on aluminium. Both these are in the name of weight-saving, that all-important criterion when it comes to supplying as much speed as possible between tire and tarmac.

We think a bit more intelligence will make its way to the surface before the show, which is still a good month-odd away. Before then, I’m afraid this is all we’ve got.

Source: Autoweek via eGMCartech
Published Feb 27, 2008 6:40 pm By Thami Masemola

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Comments (11)

 iamsteve iamsteve
This is not a Saleen, Steve quit last June. ASC is building the fake Saleen you looking at.
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March 4, 2008 5:25 am
 phobos phobos
beautiful...i hope the look will stay in to production
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February 28, 2008 11:28 am
 NitrousOxide NitrousOxide
Reventon will not compare with an American car.. Not even in your dream!! Thats a Lamborghini, and this is still a saleen.
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February 28, 2008 11:13 am
 FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
abit more power, slightly larger wheelbase = an american REVENTON. italian reventon vs. american reventon, nice.....
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February 28, 2008 5:41 am
Don't forget. Saleen was part of the Ford GT Program. They have experience with supercharged V8s so the engine will be a good mill. Also, a key member of the Ford GT team is now at Saleen. I bet the S5S will be very similar to the Ford GT in terms of performance.
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February 28, 2008 2:33 am
 _M7_ _M7_
NICE!!! the only decent american car...they must still work on the engine mabie the P80 from BMW could be a good choise
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February 28, 2008 2:20 am
Rumor has it this car will in the same category as the F430 and Gallardo. I have seen a picture of the clay model, and it appears to be about the same size as a Gallardo.
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February 28, 2008 2:13 am
 Asger Asger
Looks like the designers at Saleen are making this an evolutionary design (which is a good thing in my book). The Saleen S7 was a beautiful car, but this sketch blows the S7 away.
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February 28, 2008 2:07 am
 NitrousOxide NitrousOxide
BEAUTIFUL!! Hope it performs as it looks!
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February 28, 2008 1:49 am