Saleen Celebrates 20 Years
This year, Saleen celebrates its 20th anniversary as a manufacturer of high-performance vehicles with the presentation of the S331 Sport Truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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A special exhaust system with twin side pipes produces a unique appearance and provides a sporty sound. Because of the increased horsepower and distinct Saleen sound, the engineers at the company have named the truck “Thunder.”
For good handling, the trucks are quipped with Saleen Racecraft suspension pieces and special nitrogen-gas struts with linear-rate coil-over springs and a stabilizer bar in the front. In the rear the Racecraft suspension consists of a live axle, leaf springs and nitrogen-gas shocks.
The exterior features special sporty styling with a front grille that is designed to improve aerodynamics. The Supercharged S331 has a unique hood with an exhaust venting grille.
Saleen uses a racing-derived, upgraded interior with double-stitched leather sport seating. A special instrument panel and race-style pedals are among other details. The Supercharged version will be priced in the high $40,000s, whereas the Sport Truck will start in the high $30,000s.—Henny Hemmes
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