Saleen Sterling Edition S302E review

       The Saleen Sterling Edition S302E begins with what amounts to a Mustang GT in an official partnership with Ford Motor Company. But Saleen automobiles are no ordinary Mustangs. They come as highly polished, fully realized sports cars with the technical knowhow of the recently retired Steve Saleen, responsible for designing the legendary Saleen S7 supercar.

            Power comes from a 620hp twin screw supercharged V8 engine that generates more than 600 lb-ft of torque. Transmission is a short throw, six-speed manual. With this powerhouse growling beneath the hood, the car jumps from zero to 60mph in less than 4 seconds and completes the quarter mile in nearly 12 seconds. With such a powerful beast under the hood, engineers at Saleen had to ensure that the power generated was relayed to the tarmac, this led to a host of performance upgrades.

           The hand painted gunsight exterior accent aims your attention from the rear of the car to the 25th Anniversary wreath that adorns the hood. The Saleen engineered front carbon wind splitter and rear air diffuser were designed to enhance the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The vehicles sub 4 second 0-60 performance is arrested by massive 15 inch cross- drilled vented rotors that are also unique to the "Sterling Edition".


            * Type of engine: Modular 3-Value SOHC V8
            * Transmission: Close-Ratio 6-Speed Manual Transmission
            * Displacement: 5.0 Liters
            * Horsepower: 620 hp @ 6300 RPM
            * Price (est): $100,000

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