At the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas we stopped by the Saleen booth and got wowed by their new 2011 S302 Mustang. Saleen Performance Vehicles, now owned by Global Performance Vehicles – not Steve Saleen, charges into 2011 with an updated version of the car they introduced last year.
The biggest change is of course that new 5.0 liter 302 DOHC engine under the hood. No longer does the company need to pull and engine and stroke it out to offer you the S302. With the addition of a Saleen high flow air filter and high flow exhaust system, the car produces 425 naturally aspirated horsepower.
Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the 2011 Saleen S302 boasts comes with the company’s Racecraft suspension and an all new design 20″ Speedstar wheels. The exterior also has a new carbon fiber trimmed front fascia and rear deck spoiler design for 2011 in addition to the wheels.
Inside is a custom trimmed leather and suede interior, understated in its design. The company has also added a “piano-black” center console applique and the leather-wrapped shifter.
The coupe, bumper number 09 for 2011 was painted in a beautiful looking custom color called “Lights Out Yellow”. It has a hint of orange pearl in it that shows nicely in the light. At the show we asked if and when a supercharged version of the S302 would be available and they stated it was in the works for perhaps next spring.