2015 Mustang-based Saleen S302 to boast as much as 640 hpTue, 23 Sep 2014
The Ford Mustang is obviously a famous performance vehicle in its own right, but it often works even better as a platform for the aftermarket to upgrade. With the all-new 2015 model just now hitting the scene, the famous tuners at Saleen are getting their improvements for the new pony car ready for the world. After recently teasing it, the specs for its fresh S302 model are officially here, along with a first look at it in profile.
Of course, the biggest question on everyone's mind is how much power the company can get from the Mustang's V8. With the 2015 V8 model rated at 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet, Saleen expects to bump the Ford factory numbers slightly to 450 hp and 410 lb-ft in naturally aspirated form, or with the benefit of a supercharger, it will rocket the engine's output figures to 640 hp and 565 lb-ft. No matter which powerplant a buyer chooses, there are a wide variety of available final-drive ratios with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Available as either a coupe or convertible forms, Saleen will offer its S302 in three trim levels – White Label, Yellow Label and Black Label. The White Label is the only naturally aspirated one of the bunch, but it still benefits from upgrades like a new exhaust, limited-slip differential, improved suspension, heat extractor hood and rear wing.
The real action is in the supercharged Yellow and Black Labels. The Yellow version basically follows the same path as the White trim, except with extra power. However, the Black gets the full suite of mods, including a center induction hood, side skirts, a new rear fascia integrated with the exhaust, further suspension upgrades, illuminated sill places, leather and Alcantara seats, plus a whole range of optional colors.
The company is currently taking reservations for the S302 for $2,015 (we see what you did there, Saleen). Scroll down to read the company's brief press release about its latest, tuned Mustang, and click through the gallery to read the whole order guide, including this supercharged pony car's specs.
The 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang
This past July we released a first look of our 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang and the response was resounding. With the finalization of the all new Mustang model drawing near, we are working hard to bring the next vehicle in the Saleen lineup to life.
This is a very exciting time for the Mustang community as this is the first all-new model since 2005. As we approach an official unveiling, we are thrilled to release the features and specifications for the 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang. Along with these features and specs, we are releasing a new profile view rendering to give an enhanced perspective on the new model.
We are currently taking reservations for the 2015 S302 Mustang. A $2,015.00 deposit will reserve you a car and secure your Saleen S302 VIN number.
For more information or to place an order, visit saleen.com or contact us directly at (855) 797-6339.
By Chris Bruce
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