Saleen S281 RF Mustang and Power Upgade for Roush GT500

LeMans GTR

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Saleen Mustang

http://www.armedcats.net/pic/2007/10/26/9071026.005.1M.jpg

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

Specifcations

ENGINE
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

DRIVETRAIN
5-Speed Manual Transmission
with 8.8" Differential, 3.31:1 Final Drive
RACECRAFT SUSPENSION
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

BRAKING SYSTEM
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.

http://www.worldcarfans.com/9071026.004/roush-adds-105hp-to-ford-shelby-gt500
http://www.worldcarfans.com/9071026.005/2008-saleen-s281-rf-revealed
 

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Someone really needs to compile a list of all the various Mustang tuner packages so we can see just how many there actually are.

Of course, Roush and Saleen deserve some respect.
 

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Someone really needs to compile a list of all the various Mustang tuner packages so we can see just how many there actually are.

Of course, Roush and Saleen deserve some respect.

Ford:

Mustang V6
Mustang GT
Mustang Bullit
Mustang Shelby GT
Mustang Boss 302
Mustang Shelby GT500
Mustang Shelby GT500KR

Roush:

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 3 Blackjack
427R
427R Trak Pak
428R
429R (coming next year)
GT605

Saleen:

S281
S281 Supercharged
S281 Extreme
Saleen/Parnelli Jones Edition

Steeda:

Q-Series
Steeda GT500

Shelby/West Coast Customs:

CS6

Shadrach:

Shadrach GT

Livernois:

Livernois Motorsports Mustang GT (fastest street legal Mustang in the world)

GiegerCars:

GT520

R&A Motorsports:

Twister Special

StangNet.com:

StangNet GT500 Project (parts used on the car will be available for GT500 owners)

Evolution Performance:

record breaking 9 second GT500
 

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605hp sounds intense...
Sounds fun! :evil:

Stuff like the "Twister Special" I could care less about, but Roush and Saleen are generally able to hit the nail on the head. Both these cars look like they'll live up to the reputations of their respective builders.
 

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....Roush and Saleen are generally able to hit the nail on the head.

Livernois and Steeda are a level right under where Roush and Saleen are.

oh and a little fun fact:

ever since 1984, Saleen, Inc has never put the 6 bumper number on any of his cars. Steve's secretary miscounted the vehicles produced that year and put a #6 on the actual #9 car.
 
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