The number of cars you can buy off a dealer lot with over 700 hp keeps growing, and the new 30-Year Commemorative Edition Saleen Mustang adds to the list. Saleen says it's building this car to celebrate the 1987 Driver, Manufacturer, Team and Tire SCCA ESCORT Endurance Championships won by Saleen’s race team.
Making a stout 730 hp in street form and 750 hp in the track version, Saleen's latest Mustangs should be insanely quick. The cars are based off ‘Stangs prior to the 2018 refresh and start with the 5.0-liter coyote V8 before getting the benefit of a 3.2-liter supercharger added to the equation. For those counting blower volume, yes, that’s a larger supercharger than Dodge fits to the new Demon (2.7 liters).
Other modifications Saleen adds to both the road and race versions include a new exhaust system, competition shifter, Racecraft suspension and the white wheels with exterior Saleen graphics. Exclusive to the race version is a rear-seat delete, four-point roll cage and an upgraded radiator. Both will also be sporting General Tire’s first crack at a summer tire, the G-Max RS.
Pricewise, Saleen says the new 30-Year Commemorative Edition Mustang will start at $87,000. However, with just 30 slated to be built, snapping one up might be a bit difficult.
Look for them later this year — they’ll be in production come September.