Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Steve Saleen is known as a tuner of American cars, particularly of Fords. Then some time during the 1990s, he developed a concept wherein his goal was to create a true American supercar. This marked the beginning of the story of the Saleen S7, one of the fastest cars that ever came out of American soil. During its release in 2002, it is deemed as one of the most technically advanced cars in the world, and one of the distinctions that it had then was it was the only American street-legal car that packs over 500 horsepower in stock trim.

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo blue

Sure, the S7 got some serious love from both enthusiasts and critics alike, praising its unbelievable quickness and technological advancements. But how time quickly passes! Within 3 years, automotive engineering worldwide has improved so much that 500+ horsepower is now much easily attainable than when it first appeared. Now, the world beating American supercar has a lot of competition, and if they don’t do something, they just might fall behind the wayside of the supercar wars. Noticing this, Saleen has a plan. His team upgraded the S7 to the point that it has become a whole new car, ready to take on new challenges. This car is the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo.

Performance

Of course, the headliner for this car is in the name: twin turbochargers are now equipped to the already formidable 7000 cc V8 engine found in the S7 (more on the engine later). But, there are more changes in this car than just the engine. If you would look closely, in order to improve aerodynamics, modified front fenders, as well as new diffusers and spoilers were installed. The result: a 40 percent decrease in drag and a 60 percent increase in down force.

Braking

A completely revised suspension makes this car firmer during braking, accelerating, and turning. A dual stage shock absorber allows variable spring rates during different speeds, progressively getting sharper handling as it gains speed. The large brakes co-developed by Saleen and Brembo for this car, 15 inch discs in the front and 14 inch discs in the rear provide some serious stopping strength.

Engine

And then, there is the engine. The same in house developed 7000cc V8 engine makes its way to the S7 Twin Turbo, and it possesses a lot of state of the art equipment from the intake down to the exhaust. 2 turbochargers capable of pressurizing air up to 5.5 psi, are mounted at the high performance exhaust system, boosting performance to another level.

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo white front view
During the addition of the turbos, the hydraulic lifters of the engine are replaced by solid lifters. All these modifications are enough to raise the engine’s output to an unbelievable 750 horsepower and 700 lb/ft of torque. And amazingly, this is still a clean engine, featuring an extensive emission control system and is compliant to OBD-II standards.

With all these raw stats, it is pretty obvious that the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo can beat even the most extreme of hyper-cars. Somehow, the already advanced S7 was able to surpass itself, and was able to redeem its lofty place as one of the absolute best sports cars today, and maybe of all time.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe Base Price: $555,000.00
Dimensions
Length: 188.8 in. (479 cm) Width: 78.4 in. (199 cm)
Height: 41 in. (104 cm) Wheel Base: 106.3 in. (270 cm)
Curb Weight: 2950 lbs (1338 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Performance
Engine: Twin Turbo V8 Displacement: 7000 cc
Horsepower: 750 HP Max RPM: 6300 RPM
Torque: 700 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 2.8 seconds Top Speed: 248 mph (399 km/h)

Drive with two Saleen S7 Twin Turbos

  • nannu

    Wow!such a wonderful car.
    I want one for my next b’day.
    Will I get it?

  • Robert Hoxsey

    Can’t wait to plug in the radar detector and go…

  • Wow. And I can’t imagine owning one someday. It’ll be a blast to decorate an American supercar by way of the Philippine jeepney!

  • angel

    u on crack it not the fastest compared to the first fasted .llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk looololololololollolololololololololololololololololllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooolllllllll

  • SALEEN S7

    BEST CAR EVER!!

  • jacques guestau

    you guys are all nerds…who the heck cares

  • Saleen s7 all the way

  • thedude908

    you cant beat mclaren f1. if you raced a saleen s7 and a mclaren f1, f1 would totally win

  • Saleen

    U can not compare Saleen S7 TT with Audi R8 … it’s like comparing an UFO with an first world war airplane.

  • saleen s7 very nice car fast looks cool nice rims great car but audi r8 i think is better but still great car

  • im getting the midnight blue one for my bf

  • Alex

    My dad have one of these he likes it a lot nice easy car no that veyron to heavy i bet if this car they put bugatties engine on it it gave 300 mhps for sure

  • a guy

    Awesome car.

  • Macaronidoodlebuns

    My cousin has one of these…
    It pushes ur head back

  • Adam

    this is my favorite American car but it is 5mph slower than a Veyron.

  • A Man

    I wish I could get this for my birthday!!! 😮

  • Michelle

    I’d be happy to have the amount of money it takes to buy one of these cars.

  • chewbacca

    this is a super awesome car

  • Margaret

    Best racing car I have ever used so much fun

  • THIS CAR IS BETTER THAN VEYRON AND I LIKE IT………..

  • cleg

    this car is so cool

  • bob

    suck my BALLS!

  • Dj duck

    this is 5 mph slower than the veyron and it is over 1.000.000 dollars cheaper. it is just AMAZING 😀

  • jamie bennett

    TRU THAT

  • Arif

    Wow..Amazing car !!!…Cool color and model…

  • Ford&Toyota-guy

    this car is just so COOOOOOOOL and FAST, this car is so much better than Bugatti 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Viktoria

    Super samochód mój barat dostaÅ‚ na 18-stÄ™ i prawo jazdy z czech…
    Pozdro..;)