Saleen S7 Makes a Return Packing 1,000 HP

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Saleen S7 Makes a Return Packing 1,000 HP

The Saleen S7 is making a return and it will be limited to just seven units.

Called the Saleen S7 LM, the limited production model is helping celebrate the 20th anniversary of Saleen’s seven-year consecutive run of racing championships from 1996 through 2002. Each vehicle will feature a unique livery, wheel, interior and functional performance enhancements and will actually boast a power upgrade from the original Saleen S7.

It will still be powered by a 7.0-liter twin-turbo engine, but now it is rated at 1,000 horsepower compared to the previous 750-hp offering. Each vehicle will be hand built at Saleen’s Corona, California headquarters.

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The Saleen S7 hasn’t been produced since 2009 and the company has been involved with several legal battles with Steve Saleen reacquiring the rights to the name in 2012 after the current Saleen Automotive was created in 2011. More recently, GA Global Partners auctioned off the assets and intellectual property for the S7, S7R and S5S Raptor and it appears Saleen got its hands back on the S7.

“True to our form, we are bringing back America’s only true supercar,” said Steve Saleen, President and CEO of Saleen Automotive. “We are celebrating our winning heritage and advancing the performance DNA that Saleen was built around.”

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  • smartacus

    still looks so good after all these years.
    Naturally Aspirated 248MPH is unheard of these days