Steve Saleen’s S7, a track-focused supercar that was much more radical than most rivals from the other side of the globe, debuted in 2000 at the Monterey Historic Races as an American outlier in a world of European trend-setters.
The mid-engined predator’s heart was an aluminium power plant based on Ford’s venerable 351 ci V-8, which produced 550 horsepower and was shifted via a six-speed manual transmission.
The S7 Twin-Turbo, which debuted in 2005, produced 750 horsepower from a 427 cubic-inch big-block V-8 and recorded a top speed of 248 mph, which was incredible at the time.
Although no official production figures are available, the Saleen S7 remains a rare collectible. Although no official production figures are available, the numbers are estimated to be far below triple digits. Robert Ross is a writer who lives in the United