Saleen S5S Raptor was displayed at the 2008 New York Motor Show. The concept for Saleen S5S Raptor is designed to be a significantly lower-priced replacement for Saleen’s discontinued supercar, the Saleen S7.
However production of the Saleen S5S Raptor hinges on how well the car is received after its unveiling.
Under the curvaceous body of the Saleen S5S Raptor lies a mid-mounted 5.0 litre V8 engine which can run on either conventional petrol or 85% ethanol fuel.
This unit will output power at an impressive 650 horsepower and 630 ft-lbs or torque. Mated to this is a six-speed manual transmission driving the 20″ rear wheels. 0-60 mph takes just 3.2 seconds, while the top speed is around 200 mph.
The Saleen S5S Raptor uses a lightweight aluminium chassis hidden under a composite body to help keep weight down and performance up.
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