- Dec 20, 2006
2008 will see the introduction of the Saleen S281 RF, a new model with distinct styling powered by Saleen?s patented 465 HP twin-screw supercharger. But get in there quick as there will only be 100 units produced and with a price of ?49,995, it'll surely be snapped up pretty fast.
The S281 RF (stands for red flag) will only be available in 2 colors - red and alloy and will feature all the usual Saleen enhancements as well as new front & rear fascias, 20' chrome wheels and unique RF graphics.
Full specifications in the press release below
281 CID (4.6L) 3-Valve SOHC V8
465 HP @ 5800 RPM
425 lb-ft TQ @ 4000 RPM
3.55" x 3.54" Bore & Stroke
39 lb/hr Fuel Injectors
98 mm MAF
Port Matched Series VI Integrated Twin-Screw Supercharger
Dual-Stage Water-to-Air Intercooler System
Hi-Flow Inlet Tube, Air Box Cover & Filter
PowerFlash? Performance Calibration
2.5" Stainless Steel Center Exhaust System
5-Speed Manual Transmission
with 8.8" Differential, 3.31:1 Final Drive
Linear-Rate, Coil Springs (F/R)
Sway Bars, 1.38" with HD Bushings (F), 0.79" (R)
Front Struts (N2), Rear Shocks (N2)
Three-Link, Live Rear Axle with Panhard Rod
Power Assisted 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS
12.4" Vented Front Disc Brake System
11.8" Vented Rear Disc Brake
WHEELS & TIRES
20" Chrome Finished Alloy, 7-Spoke Wheels
High Performance Dunlop Tires
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Roush Mustang GT605
500 horsepower under the hood may have been impressive back when Ford and Shelby launched the Shelby GT500 last year and is still nothing to be sneezed at but with more and more cars hitting the 600 hp mark Roush and FRT (Ford Racing Technologies) set out to rectify the hp output. Jack Roush was impressed with the 500hp 5.4 liter V8 found in the Mustang but said: ?We thought we could get a little more out of that engine.? And a little more it is, little meaning 105hp!
The additional 105hp are achieved through the new Ford Racing GT500 Supercharger which uses a new TVS roots-style technology improving both airflow and efficiency, where more airflow means more power. This supercharger is the first to use this new technology both in the OE (original equipment) and aftermarket segment. The cold air intake kit considerably reduces pressure drop across the stock air box and filter element. It comes with a high-flow, large 6-inch conical filter and the rotomolded airbox seals to the hood to reduce leakage.
The power boost can be yours for just USD 5,600 from either Ford Racing Technologies or Roush and does not affect the 1-year/12,000 mile drivetrain warranty warranty.