2001 Saleen S7R


2001 Saleen S7R

2001 Saleen S7R

Not long after Saleen announced the S7 supercar in 2001, they debuted the racing version. Called the S7R, these were initially built by Ray Mallock Limited RML in the UK. They were initially raced by customers, RML and Saleen in the European Le Mans Series, Grand American Road Racing Championship and the American Le Mans Series.

RML motorsport immediately shipped the first S7R to America were it was campaigned by Saleen-Allen Speedlab. Konrad Team Saleen won their class at the ALMS series opener at the 2001 12 Hours of Sebring. This was a warmup for the LeMans where four were prepared including two S7s for Allen Speedlab and one for each Konrad Motorsport and RLM Motosport. Three cars dropped out of race and the final remaining car placed 18th overall and well behind the Chevrolet Corvette C5-R in the LM GTS class.

At the time of sale, RML listed the S7R’s features:

-Saleen race seat
-Motec dash and data logging
-Integrated modular switch panel
-Removable race wheel.
-Dual power-operated door mirrors
-Projector-beam headlights
-Heat rejecting tinted glass
-Autoclave carbon fiber body panels
-Advanced wind tunnel developed aerodynamics
-including integrated split-channel airflow throughout car
-full underside aerodynamics
-advanced design front tray and side skirts
-integrated full body wing

In Detail

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submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
engine V8
valvetrain 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 6997 cc / 427.0 in³
bore 104.8 mm / 4.13 in
stroke 101.6 mm / 4.0 in
power 447.4 kw / 600.0 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output 85.75 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 521.74 bhp per tonne
torque 745.7 nm / 550.0 ft lbs @ 5400 rpm
redline 7000
driven wheels Mid Engine
front tires 325/650R18
rear tires 325/705R18
front brakes Brembro 6 Caliper Vented Discs
front wheels F 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18.0 x 12.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
curb weight 1150 kg / 2535 lbs
wheelbase 2700 mm / 106.3 in
front track 1748 mm / 68.8 in
rear track 1710 mm / 67.3 in
length 4774 mm / 188.0 in
width 1990 mm / 78.3 in
height 1041 mm / 41.0 in