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Saleen Releases their S550,hellcat Killer!

March 29, 2015 by Bridgett Davis
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In the race for power to the pavement, Saleen releases their answer to the Dodge Hellcat. Powering down 730 horses, with 600 pounds per feet of torque, on 91 octane, via a turned up version of the 2.8-liter twin-screw supercharger strapped to the 5.0- liter Coyote power plant. The new 2015 S302 “Black Label” Saleen has silenced the Hellcat fury by about 23 additional ponies And for those living in a state where the fuel octanes are higher, the Black Label’s supercharged V-8 delivers up to 750 horses further slaying the Hellcat by 37 horses at maximum performance.
The Saleen design team investing into optimizing and improving downforce to allow for better cornering performance, lengthened the S550 base by 1.5 inches on the front with an additional 2 inches added to the rear.  Sporting the traditional rear spoiler exterior carbon fiber was integrated into the appearance package to reduce the car’s curb weight. In addition the interior has received an overhauling, with a black out appearance interior trim featuring leather and suede seats accented by a leather wrapped steering that includes mounted controls.
Powering out some pretty monstrous power for a street legal ride changes to the braking system, chassis, and suspension set up, were mandatory in supporting the unleashing of 730 horsepower.  Supporting the additional horsepower Saleen added S4 springs, shocks, sway bars, and bushings as well as 15-inch dimpled rotors with multi-piston calipers for improved stopping power which will in Saleen’s words ”bring the car back down from hyperspeed”. In addition 20 –inch five-spoke allow wheels cloaked in 245/35R20 tires on the front with 275/40R20’s on the rear were put into place allowing the full 730 hp to safely be released in rubber to road contact.
While 650hp is more than efficient on the street, the Saleen numbers are more for bragging rights in the horse power wars, unless you plan on pounding the pavement in a track setting then the Black Label Saleen is ideal for the performance enthusiast looking to exercise Saleen performance at its best.  Now available for order for an investment of around $73,214 the Black Label S302 Saleen can be ordered from select Ford dealers or from Saleen.com