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Saleen S5S super car production remains a possibility

 Saleen S5S super car production remains a possibility
Saleen S5S Raptor Concept / Saleen

In 2008, the Saleen S5S Raptor concept car was unveiled at the new York Auto Show and despite the positive reception, there has been no production confirmations forthcoming. Hopefully, all that could be about to change if Steve Saleen gets his way. He has just reacquired the rights to use his name after a long court battle and has confirmed plans are a foot to produce a sports car similar to the S5S Raptor.

The original S5S Raptor Concept benefited from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that produced 650hp and Nm (630 lb-ft) of torque. It was reported to have a top speed in excess of 200mph (322kph) and could accelerated from 0-60mph (0-96kph) in just 3.2 seconds.

There will be no official confirmations in the near future as the project is still in its early stages but there will be a major announcement within the next 90 days to confirm a lower-level production model. The company will continue to produce models based on the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang and they will also be joined by the long planned Chevrolet Camaro derived versions.

Saleen's 30th anniversary is approaching after the company was founded in 1984. Perhaps we can expect something special to mark the celebration.

 

Source: Autoweek

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StewartSorensen
Well it has some really great potential.I Think the proportions of it is very contemporary. I dont´ like so much what is happening with the overhang at the rear wheels, looks a bit VW alike and the rear is not bad but a bit heavy and boxy. The old Saleen S7 have some really raw personality that dont´look much like any other supercars. This design is more mainstream IMO. Nothing wrong with that thou, because Saleen can build driver cars. Hope it will get into production and get a little bit more dramatic in the lines.
Apr 12, 2012 7:12 pm
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velsatis
Compared to this car and zonda, and other small manufacturers the big boys have so much to learn, it has so much personality and passion into it its just amazing. I just saw the new viper pics, boring now
Apr 10, 2012 5:41 pm
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AstonMartin
The Saleen S5S has a striking design with so much presence. Please build this car and price it well. Hopefully we won't have to wait years to see it as I've loved this car since it concept debut 4 years ago. The design is still relevant and can rival the best in its class.
Apr 10, 2012 3:41 pm
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manual-trans
Better looking than a Ferrari or a Lamborghini!! Oh, and it is cheaper and more powerful respectively!!
Apr 10, 2012 3:12 pm
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Meilen
I don't see any price in the article .... Wait and see :)
Apr 10, 2012 3:33 pm
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StewartSorensen
Well it has some really great potential, but saying that it´s looking better that Ferrari or Lambos seem a bit an over generalisation. I think the new Aventador looks more modern and edgy than this. I think the new F12 looks more elegant than this. I think this car will will be able to have more appeal than examplewise a Ferrari California. Off course it´s subjective - you may like this Saleen better. I Think the proportions of it is very contemporary. I dont´ like so much what is happening with the overhang at the rear wheels, looks a bit VW alike and the rear is not bad but a bit heavy and boxy. The old Saleen S7 have some really raw personality that dont´look much like any other supercars. This design is more mainstream IMO. Nothing wrong with that thou, because Saleen can build driver cars.
Apr 12, 2012 7:08 pm
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MTC
Oh wow, finally
Apr 10, 2012 1:37 pm
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RoadRunner
Please produce!!!
Apr 10, 2012 12:38 pm
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