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2003 Saleen S7 car 26 Coupe Red
Red w/Black interior, 427 aluminum OHV Ford V8 550hp at 6400 RPM, 6-spd. manual transaxle.
The Saleen S7 is an ultra-high performance Supercar designed and initially built in the UK by Automotive and Motorsport engineering company Ray Mallock Ltd. on behalf of Saleen Inc. Developed jointly by Steve Saleen for the initial concept and direction, Hidden Creek Industries for resources and initial funding, Phil Frank for the body and interior CAD design and development, it was the first fully proprietary car produced by Saleen and became America's first mid-engine production Supercar. The S7 debuted on August 19, 2000 at the Monterey Historic Races. The all-aluminum 427 is a bored-and-stroked derivative of Ford's 351 Windsor small block with Cleveland-style canted valve heads, not based on the FE big-block. It proved remarkably tractable and flexible for such a high-output unit—550 hp at 6400 rpm. In 2005, the S7 gained a more powerful twin-turbo powerplant which boosts engine power to 750 hp (559 kW) and the top speed 248 mph.
The S7 presented here is the very first Twin Turbo (test mule) built by Saleen and it is currently registered to A E Performance. It's naturally aspirated sister car #24 has been sold and #26 is now available for sale. Car #26 was Saleen’s ‘development’ car which was the first S7 to have the twin turbos installed. In 2005 Saleen put into production the twin turbo models due to the research from car #26.
When A E made their purchases it was with the understanding that the S7's had failure rates with the engines under a load. A E contracted Rick Wimer of Wimer Engines and Company to research and resolve those issues, which they have with this car. The motor has been redone and has 3 miles on it.
The car is in excellent condition throughout and runs like the Beast it was meant to be!
We have the certificate of authenticity stating that this was a development car for the twin turbo motor.
The new motor is de-tuned to run on pump gas. Wilmer Engine and Company offers a guaranteed 1000+ horse power package for $19,000 which includes reworking the turbos, fuel management system, larger fuel lines and fuel pump, also upgrading the on board computer. Nelson Racing Engines of Chatsworth offers similar upgrades for these Saleen's but can ‘push’ the horsepower even higher for competition racing. Stk #N/A
SOLD! | Stock#: N/A | Mileage: 11K
VIN #: 1S9SB18183S000026