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2005 Saleen S281 Extreme


2005 Ford Saleen Mustang S281 Extreme
Saleen Mustang S281 Extreme
Exterior Color:
Pearl Yellow
4.6L 3V Superchargerd

2005 Saleen Mustang Extreme. Check out these numbers 500 horsepower, 480 poundfeet of torque, 4.5 sec from 0-60 mph and quarter mile numbers of about 12.1 sec at 117 mph. These are serious performance numbers. Like all Mustangs, the Extreme started life on the same great platform Ford had provided via the 2005 Mustang's all new architecture. But the S281 E set up residence in a performance territory never explored by a production Ford Mustang. This newest member of the Saleen S281 was manufactured with the latest in Saleen racebred technology. At the heart of the S281 E was a unique Saleen manufactured, high revving, 4.6liter powerplant built in-house. The 281 cubic inch V8 uses a special forged steel Saleen crankshaft, Saleen forged steel connecting rods, Saleen patented forged aluminum pistons and unique Saleen aluminum cylinder heads featuring special valve springs and the most current at the time Saleen performance camshafts. In addition to the increased rpm available with the E engine, a Saleen-designed Series VI integrated Twin-Screw supercharger with two-stage water-to-air intercooler was installed. This supercharger was so innovative that Saleen had several patents pending on the design. The engine is also fitted with a Saleen freeflow air cleaner element. The exhaust system has a dynamic element, featuring twin mufflers with valves that open above a specified back pressure. When these valves open, a portion of the exhaust gases is routed through a second set of tail pipes pointed at the ground. This design allows the engine to be calibrated to produce higher torque. Secondly, it provides a freeflowing exhaust system, while still providing the capability for passing mandated passby noise regulations in the U.S., Canada and U.K. Thirdly, it makes for some lovely exhaust sounds at wideopen throttle. The S281 E V8 is coupled to a Saleen heavy-duty 6speed manual transmission and a high performance flywheel/clutch disc assembly. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a Saleen custom balanced driveshaft and a performance differential assembly featuring a Saleen MaxGrip, speed sensitive, limited slip differential. Big power numbers require big brakes. To handle 500 bhp and 480 lbft of torque, the E is fitted with 1 piece, 14 front brake rotors, the same size brakes used on the 200mph Ford GT. Naturally, the E features a complete Saleen Racecraft suspension system including racing-inspired springs, shocks and antiroll bars. In addition, the E received special Saleen boxed rear lower control arms and a Panhard rod specific to this model. The Panhard rod provides precise lateral control of the Es live rear axle, helping keep the tires flat on the road for greater cornering power and more precise handling. Visually, the E was distinguished from the other two S281 models by a unique aero package, including a distinctive front splitter and a rear diffuser, plus a different rear quarter window treatment. Lighting the way are standard Saleen HID headlamps. The interior features a number of Saleen exclusives. A few of these included unique Saleen gauges with black backgrounds, white numbers and easy-to-read silver needles with black inserts, satin aluminum trim, painted accents, Saleen door sill plates and S281 floor mats. Each car also came with an individualized Saleen VIN number stamped in the chassis, on a dash plaque and on the front bumper. S281 E models also featured a Saleen twin gauge pod with readouts for boost and air temperature. This fabulous example is #1 of what is believed to be only 3 ever produced in 2005. Dont miss your chance to own this extremely rare, extremely fast, and extremely beautiful Saleen Extreme for only $34950.

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