When you see it for the first time, you may think it is Ferrari or a Lamborghini. But you will be surprised to know this yellow one is an all American car. The Saleen S5S Raptor was introduced at the New York Auto Show on 20th March 2008. This could be a in the history of the new high performance car manufacturer Saleen.
The two seater model Raptor with its engine at the middle is the first project from Saleen’s new management team. This is Saleen's follow up to the much hyped S7 super car. The 'S5S' name stands for Saleen 5-liter supercharged motor, which produces monstrous power of 650 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque. And this is a green car with the engine which runs on ethanol. Saleen chose the ethanol burning engine to help reduce emissions and oil dependence. It reaches 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds. The Saleen S5S Raptor achieved a top speed of over 200 MPH.
The over all look of the car is simply astonishing. It is definitely going to turn heads wherever it goes. The sexy front flanks and wedge design is perfect for the super car. You can see the speed even in the design of its head lights.
The Saleen S5S Raptor is subtler version of its predecessor S7 and is made with light weight aluminum composites. Sun light drizzles through the solar tinted glass sun roof. Saleen says that the S5S Raptor could be on the road in two years at an estimated $185,000, depending on the public's reaction to this car.