Super Street Network

 |   |   |  New Saleen S7 Le Mans Edition Packs 1,300 HP
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

New Saleen S7 Le Mans Edition Packs 1,300 HP

Limited run of seven cars priced at $1 million a pop

Jonathon Klein
Dec 19, 2017

After debuting the company's first "new" car in more than a decade, Saleen Automotive will reignite the fires that drew global attention to the Southern Californian tuning shop by reintroducing the world to the company's only supercar: the Saleen S7.

The S7 was a groundbreaking design and an honest-to-goodness American supercar. When we first drove it, we said it felt like a properly raw race car for the road, and that was with only 550 hp.

Saleen S7 LM Teaser Photo 2/5   |   New Saleen S7 Le Mans Edition Packs 1,300 HP

Now, after almost 20 years, little has changed, except for the fact that the new S7 Le Mans Edition almost triples its original horsepower figure.

According to the company, the basic design hasn't changed. The S7 still uses a 7.0-liter V-8 engine, but it's now aided by twin turbochargers that boost the engine's performance into four digits.

The transmission is said to be a longitudinal six-speed synchromesh unit that sends the engine's 1,300 horsepower to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential.

2006 Saleen S7 RM Sothebys Motor City 01 Photo 3/5   |   New Saleen S7 Le Mans Edition Packs 1,300 HP

Like the original, the chassis is a lightweight steel space frame with composite body panels. The car's styling is also mostly the same as it was in 2000, as the entire body was shaped to move air as it travels forward.

Inside, the S7 Le Mans Edition will be equipped with an integrated roll cage, air conditioning, a rearview camera, race-inspired central-mounted tachometer, power windows and locks, and a 240-mph speedometer.

"True to our form, we are bringing back America's only true supercar," said company founder Steve Saleen, in a release. "We are celebrating our winning heritage and advancing the performance DNA that Saleen was built around."

2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo RM Sothebys front three quarters Photo 4/5   |   New Saleen S7 Le Mans Edition Packs 1,300 HP

The company returned from near death this year with the Artega-based Saleen S1, however, it's unclear who, or what, is fronting Saleen the cash to produce these vehicles.

As for the reborn S7 Le Mans Edition, the company states that it intends to only produce a limited run of seven cars, each priced at $1 million.

Source: Saleen

2003 Saleen S7 Competition Package Photo 5/5   |   New Saleen S7 Le Mans Edition Packs 1,300 HP
By Jonathon Klein
83 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Super Street Network has teamed up with ENEOS to offer one lucky fan the chance of a lifetime - a spot for his or her vehicle to appear at the largest aftermarket trade show in the world: SEMA!
StaffAug 15, 2018
Dominic Le has built plenty of older Z cars for clients but until now he has never built one for himself.
Aaron BonkAug 15, 2018
The automaker announced it has delivered the first 720S vehicles to wear the Track Theme and Pacific Theme designations.
Kelly PleskotAug 14, 2018
Super Street: The Game isn't going to be your standard racing game.
StaffAug 13, 2018
If this Sunny is any indication of Japanese Classics' good taste, and attention to detail then there's no doubt that you'll be seeing more examples of their work in the future
Austin LottAug 13, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP