LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
The Saleen S7 is the brainchild of Steve Saleen, the owner and founder of Saleen Inc., a performance company known for aftermarket enhancement for Ford Mustangs along with being a formidable racing team. In August 2000 during the Monterey Historic Races, Steve Saleen unveiled an entirely original production vehicle that would usher in a new era of supercar design and performance and dominate racetracks worldwide the Saleen S7. Unlike Saleen’s previous projects, the S7 boasts a completely unique and bespoke chassis originally developed for competition. On the track, the S7R variant quickly earned the respect of some of motorsport’s most seasoned professionals, achieving class wins at both the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Their racing car was followed with a series of road cars built for homologation.
“The S7 was immediately competitive in motorsports from day one, winning over 100 professional races at the world’s top racetracks including Daytona, Nürburgring, Silverstone, Imola, Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and that was just in the first ten years of its existence,” said Saleen Automotive CEO and Founder, Steve Saleen.
In 2005, Saleen launched the Twin Turbo model of the S7, the American-made mid-engine sports car. Utilising the same all-aluminium engine block as the standard car, the Twin Turbo gained two Garrett turbochargers, producing 5.5 psi of boost and increasing the power output to an eye-watering 750 horsepower at 6,300 rpm, with maximum torque rated at 700 pound-feet at 4,800 rpm. The engine was kept cool thanks to the carbon fibre front intake, directing air into twin front-mounted aluminium radiators. The S7 Twin Turbo featured Saleen’s PowerFlash computer-controlled engine management system, with integrated coil-on-plug ignition. The front and rear diffusers, along with the rear spoiler, were revised to increase the downforce by 60 percent. Mated to the engine is a six-speed manual transmission that carries power to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. The 0-60 mph time was estimated to be 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 248 mph.
This Twin Turbo example offered here for sale is presented in beautiful Metallic Black paint with a matching black leather/alcantara interior. Having been collector owned since new, it remains in showroom condition with only 470 original miles on the odometer. Attesting to its low mileage, its optional polished alloy wheels still wear the original Michelin Pilot Sport tires that it left the Saleen factory with when new. This particular S7 is certainly one of the lowest mileage examples and would be the centerpiece of any supercar collection.
Today, the Saleen S7 is regarded as a modern classic, with an increasing presence at events like the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance and in the world’s most prestigious museums, car collections and auction houses. With its rarity and racing pedigree, it can be compared to cars like the Porsche GT1, Mercedes Benz CLK GTR and Mclaren F1 all of which are far more valuable. The Saleen S7 is an ultra low production, Le Man’s winning and revolutionary automobile that will surely appreciate in years to come.