Los Angeles 2012: Saleen Returns with 700-HP 351 Mustang

December 3, 2012
Saleen 351 Mustang
Steve Saleen is back with the automaker using his name, and at the 2012 L.A. auto show the performance brand announced first details on its latest car: the Saleen 351 Mustang. Thirteen years after the last time Saleen produced a Mustang model powered by a 351-cubic-inch engine, the new Saleen 351 Mustang is on the way.
The Saleen-engineered 351 is based on the Ford Mustang GT’s stock 5.0-liter V-8 and is projected to produce 700 hp and 655 lb-ft of torque as equipped with the Saleen 296 supercharger and Red Butterfly intake system. The 351 will serve as a premier Saleen offering, slotting above the current Saleen 302 in the lineup. A six-speed manual transmission with a unique Saleen clutch and 3.73:1 final drive ratio will complete the drivetrain.
Saleen will fit five-spoke 20×9 and 20×10-inch wheels front and rear, respectively, with suspension modifications incorporated to ensure that handling isn’t sacrificed in the name of straight-line speed. A carbon-fiber body kit might improve aerodynamics, but we know for sure that it gives the Saleen street cred – especially toward the rear with the F1-inspired brake light set into the rear diffuser.
Pricing is not yet announced, but Saleen says that production will begin in January 2013, with approximately 100-150 351 Mustangs built during the first year of production. Get more from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show at our comprehensive auto show page.
We’ve included photos of a 2010 Saleen S281 in the gallery below along with the new Saleen 351. Read Automobile Magazine Saleen reviews here.
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