Steve Saleen's New Supercar's Best Feature Is Its Price Tag

The S1's price is within the Jaguar F-Type R, Lotus Evora, and the Porsche 911 territory

2y ago

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Steve Saleen, the man behind the legendary supercar Saleen S7, just unveiled his newest creation, the Saleen 1 (or S1 for short). The mid-engined supercar houses an in house 450 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, that's expected to launch the supercar from 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds, thanks to its 2,685 lbs weight. Though the best part of this supercar might be its price: $100,000.

Source: Saleen

Source: Saleen

For that price the Saleen 1 will be a supercar for the masses as it is considerably less (about half the cost) than what you can expect to pay for that level of performance. Alternatively, the S1 will be a great performance buy as that price puts it on the same level as the Jaguar F-Type R, the Lotus Evora 400, and the Porsche 911. Those are cars that are nowhere near the claimed power-weight ratio of the S1.

Source: Saleen

Source: Saleen

OTHER FAST FACTS:

- Quarter mile: 11.3 seconds

- 1.2G cornering grip

- Six speed manual (dual clutch might become available)

- Aluminum tub construction with carbon fiber body

If you think the S1 looks somewhat familiar it's because the car was built off the Artega GT designs (which was based off the Lotus Evora), which Saleen Automotive and JSAT has bought the rights for.

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If you're interested in buying one, he's currently taking pre-orders at $1,000 a pop, for a delivery date of late summer 2018. The initial production will be in the U.S., while later model years being built in China by Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technologies Group (JSAT), a chinese company that Saleen Automotive is a part of. The S1 might just become the first legitimate supercar to come out of China.

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Comments (15)

  • NEW SUPERCAR FROM SALEEN

    Expectation: Big supercharged V8

    Reality: 2.5-liter four-cylinder

    Still seems like a great car tho.

      2 years ago
    • Yeah, 4 cylinder turbocharged does not translate into "american muscle". However, perfomance wise it promises to hit the mark. And looks mean and fun. I'd buy one.

        2 years ago
  • And let the stereotypical rants about Chinese manufacture of stereotypical American car design begin.

      2 years ago
  • The Artega GT has NOTHING to do with any Lotus product at all!

      2 years ago
  • I was onboard until 'China'

      2 years ago
  • I don't think Artega and Evora are linked. Artega was a 2 seater presented in 2007, Evora a 2+2 introduced in 2009

      2 years ago
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