Category Archives: Motor cars
Definitely and even without lighting, the first thing that attracts attention is its design: the seductive line that suggests extraordinary abilities. Huge air intakes front and side framing their stylized headlamps and LED daytime xenon plus and 19-inch wheels, wider tires riding back than forward, to improve performance, make up a unique and charming picture.
The detail of the tailgate is the icing on the cake, at least when viewed from outside.
Opening the door we find two seats, comfortable and spacious enough to enjoy the trip, but no room for just two people.
The cabin design, as well as attractive, puts everything within reach of the driver. Holding seats always fulfills its purpose, even risky maneuvers at high speeds
It was time to get it going. I closed my eyes and hands on the wheel, about to give up this work of art, and to my mind came the sound of the tunnels of Monaco where he first tried this engine. As we turn the switch back it is a symphony to my ears.
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What dreams are for!
Published April 10, 2012
I simply could not resist reposting this!
Now that Steve Saleen, founder of tuning firm Saleen Autosport and creator of the original Saleen S7 supercar, has won back the right to the legal use of his name on new products, the former racer-turned-automotive-entrepreneur is now looking towards his next big project.
“We’re still planning on doing something like that,” Saleen told Autoweek during a recent interview. “That’s still a part of our plan. The S5S is still in our planning.”
Saleen wasn’t willing to reveal when we might see the new car, though he did say that when it finally arrives it will likely be called something else.
Before that, Saleen will make a new-vehicle announcement that he says will be somewhat of a different direction. The announcement will be made within the next three months so we should have more details on it very soon.
The original S5S Raptor Concept was built around a lightweight aluminum chassis and powered by mid-mounted supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine delivering 650 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. It was claimed to be capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 200 mph.
- Report: Saleen still keen to resurrect S5S supercar (autoblog.com)
- Steve Saleen Wins Name Back From Bankrupt Company [Steve Saleen] (jalopnik.com)