In 1987, well-known Mustang aftermarket company Saleen won the SCCA Escort Endurance Championships in a General Tire-sponsored Mustang. Now Saleen and General Tire have joined forces once again to mark the 30th anniversary of the championship win with special 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition Mustang.
The car will be offered in Street and Track versions, with the two offering different levels of performance. Both feature a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a 3.2-liter supercharger bolted on top, however the engine will make 730 horsepower in the street car and 750 horsepower in the track car. Further setting the track version apart is a larger radiator, deleted rear seats, a four-point roll cage and four-point safety harnesses.
While the track version will be more hardcore, both will feature a similar Racecraft suspension setup. General Tire has has also elected to debut its new G-MAX RS performance tire on the new Saleen Mustang, giving both models extra-sticky rubber to pair with the added power and upgraded suspension. A range of visual upgrades, including Saleen’s familiar white alloy wheels, are present on both models as well.
Saleen is expected to debut the new 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition Mustangs during a media event next month before the car goes into production this September. Just 30 vehicles will be made, with prices for the street model starting at $87,000.
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