A 500 Horsepower Salute to Our Military

In the past, Saleen Automotive has been responsible for some of the most impressive machines on the road. They thrive off high-powered quick revving motors and the overwhelming sense of freedom you get when sitting behind one. Just recently, they decided to pay a tribute to the men and women who are fighting for those freedoms.

Patriot Edition MustangPatriot Edition Mustang

"At Saleen we value our military servicemen and women as they defend our country at home and abroad. They represent the true pride and strength of America and as America's premiere niche vehicle manufacturer, Saleen wants to salute them. So, as a way to say welcome home to our troops Saleen will build 24 special edition S281 Supercharged cars in Red, White and Blue (8 vehicles per color)"

I can hear the moans now, "Another Mustang package?" At least it's a high-performance option. Saleen decided that a supercharger was in order to make the V8 a bit more potent. At 465 horsepower and 425 ft/lbs of torque it is more than able to fill our need for thinning out a new set of tires. Tires which will be wrapped around a new set of custom 20 inch wheels. Saleen also modified the suspension and will have custom front and rear fascia and skirts installed.

The interior got a makeover as well. Custom leather seats and more sporty gauges are among the first to be noticed. A short-throw shifter is also included to help reduce your clutch-time. Each car will have a unique serial number which will be displayed on the dash along with a set S281 emblems.

The Original S281The Original S281

You can walk out the door with the keys in your hand for around $51,295 plus all the normal fee and such. To sweeten the deal, Saleen is also offering a $500 cash rebate and 1 free day at their performance driving school, both of which require you to be active duty military. Can't wait to see these on the road.

Provided By : Mustangblog.com

George Delozier
Automotive Innovations