Saleen S5

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by gallardo, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. press releases are for pussies.
     
  2. Gallardo meets W12 with Audi headlights, American styling at its best <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  3. Yes, it looks to much like a Gallardo. Same exact lines, just slightly diffent front. Rear is kinda cool, but i am kinda meh about this car.
     
  4. SALEEN REVEALS SUPERCAR CONCEPT THE �S5S RAPTOR� AT THE
    NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

    New York, NY (March 20, 2008) � Saleen�s all new concept vehicle, the S5S
    Raptor made its world debut today on the floor of New York City�s Jacob K. Javitz
    Convention Center. The S5S Raptor unveiling comes amidst several other
    Saleen announcements including a partnership with Dan Gurney, Rockstar
    Games and the integration of several first time seen ASC products, featured on
    two existing Saleen vehicles.

    �We are extremely proud of the Raptor. It is the car that enthusiasts are waiting
    for America to produce and Saleen is just the company to answer that call,� said
    Paul Wilbur, Saleen President and CEO.

    The S5S Raptor represents the first ground up vehicle to be conceived by the
    new Saleen management team and the most extensive demonstration of the
    combined capabilities of Saleen engineering and the ASC creative team.
    �The Raptor is just a glimpse of things to come from Saleen,� says Chief
    Technical Officer, Chris Theodore. �Our company is unique in that we have the
    experience and knowledge behind some of the most exciting performance
    vehicles built over the past 20 years. Beyond the S7 Supercar, our team
    members have been involved in the Viper, Prowler, Ford GT, and the products of
    Chrysler SRT and Ford�s SVT performance groups. These �lessons learned� are
    evident in the Raptor concept and we will continue to build upon them as the
    company evolves.�

    The Raptor is a two seat mid-engine super car that competes in size and style
    with core offerings from the most notable of Italian exotic car makes, but with a
    segment leading 650hp and 630 lb-ft of torque provided by a Saleen 5.0L
    Supercharged Engine - the source of the �S5S� designation. Unlike its
    competitors, the Raptor is designed to digest cellulosic ethanol. �This is the
    same ethanol formula,� states Wilbur, �that is the official fuel of the 2008
    American Le Mans Race Series and the IRL.� The higher octane rating of E85
    results in more power. It is a combination that will send the Raptor screaming to
    60 mph in a g-force generating 3.2 seconds. With ethanol power, the car is both
    mean and clean!

    Saleen�s use of cellulosic ethanol is right for us for two reasons:

    � It maintains consistency with our racing heritage, as many of the racing
    formats (IRL, American Lemans, etc) are now adopting ethanol as the
    racing fuel of choice.

    � It also helps our environment through cleaner tailpipe emissions as well as
    reducing America�s dependency on foreign oil.
    While Saleen is a small, specialty vehicle maker, we share in the responsibility to
    do what we can to support our environment, without compromising on our brand
    values.

    Compromise does not enter into the conversation at all. The Raptor�s hand-built
    5.0L cubic inch engine with its patented twin-screw supercharger delivers its 650
    horses at 6300 rpm and hits max torque at just 4400 RPM. This power sits on
    call beneath the knob of a close ratio 6-speed manual, or optional paddle shifting
    sequential gearbox. It�s a combination that send Raptor�s rigid aluminum chassis
    screaming to a top speed of over 200 mph.

    As power is nothing without control, the double wishbone suspension and rackand-
    pinion steering of the S5S is augmented by ABS traction control and stability
    control systems. The brake system features 15-inch (381 mm) front rotors with 6
    piston calipers, and 13-inch (308 mm) rear rotors with dual piston calipers for
    maximum stopping power. Road holding traction is provided by the 275/35 ZR20
    and 315/35/ZR20 Pirelli Rosso tires that wrap the 20� forged aluminum front and
    rear wheels respectively. The unique black-diamond and carbon fiber finish on
    the wheels make them as stunning as they are strong.

    �We spent a great deal of time on the design of the Raptor,� says Marques
    McCammon, General Manager of Saleen Automotive. �The vehicle�s bold
    shoulders are reflective of an aggressive American attitude, reminiscent of Can-
    Am race car styling cues, but delivered with modern sophistication. If you see a
    little Chaparral or McLaren design influence in this car, you are right.�
    The aesthetics for the Raptor were developed by ASC Creative Services,
    America�s largest independent automotive design firm. �This vehicle was an
    aggressively compressed program that combined the traditional methods of
    three-dimensional clay sculpting with sophisticated digital modeling tools,� said
    Steve Nowicki, ASC Creative Services Director. �The vehicle is distinctive in a
    way that I think the world is going to love. The primary designer on this program
    was Dave Byron, a CCS graduate and passionate member of ASC�s Design
    team�.

    Raptor�s unique sun flair yellow paint accentuates the cars beautiful body forms.
    The interior of the car can be illuminated by the sun or the city lights through the
    solar-tented scenic roof that covers the cockpit. Detailing is transformed from
    mere aluminum on the vehicles wheels and exhaust by their black-diamond
    powder coat finish.

    �In all the S5S Raptor is a work of art aimed to take your breath away,� said
    McCammon. �It is aggressive and sexy at the same time.�
    According to Saleen executives, the S5S Raptor could enter the market in as
    little as two years, and should it go forward, it would carry a base price of
    approximately $185,000 MSRP.
     
  5. except from the color/black bits i cant see how it looks like a gallardo
     
  6. SALEEN REVEALS SUPERCAR CONCEPT THE ?S5S RAPTOR? AT THE
    NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

    New York, NY (March 20, 2008) ? Saleen?s all new concept vehicle, the S5S
    Raptor made its world debut today on the floor of New York City?s Jacob K. Javitz
    Convention Center. The S5S Raptor unveiling comes amidst several other
    Saleen announcements including a partnership with Dan Gurney, Rockstar
    Games and the integration of several first time seen ASC products, featured on
    two existing Saleen vehicles.

    ?We are extremely proud of the Raptor. It is the car that enthusiasts are waiting
    for America to produce and Saleen is just the company to answer that call,? said
    Paul Wilbur, Saleen President and CEO.

    The S5S Raptor represents the first ground up vehicle to be conceived by the
    new Saleen management team and the most extensive demonstration of the
    combined capabilities of Saleen engineering and the ASC creative team.
    ?The Raptor is just a glimpse of things to come from Saleen,? says Chief
    Technical Officer, Chris Theodore. ?Our company is unique in that we have the
    experience and knowledge behind some of the most exciting performance
    vehicles built over the past 20 years. Beyond the S7 Supercar, our team
    members have been involved in the Viper, Prowler, Ford GT, and the products of
    Chrysler SRT and Ford?s SVT performance groups. These ?lessons learned? are
    evident in the Raptor concept and we will continue to build upon them as the
    company evolves.?

    The Raptor is a two seat mid-engine super car that competes in size and style
    with core offerings from the most notable of Italian exotic car makes, but with a
    segment leading 650hp and 630 lb-ft of torque provided by a Saleen 5.0L
    Supercharged Engine - the source of the ?S5S? designation. Unlike its
    competitors, the Raptor is designed to digest cellulosic ethanol. ?This is the
    same ethanol formula,? states Wilbur, ?that is the official fuel of the 2008
    American Le Mans Race Series and the IRL.? The higher octane rating of E85
    results in more power. It is a combination that will send the Raptor screaming to
    60 mph in a g-force generating 3.2 seconds. With ethanol power, the car is both
    mean and clean!

    Saleen?s use of cellulosic ethanol is right for us for two reasons:

    ? It maintains consistency with our racing heritage, as many of the racing
    formats (IRL, American Lemans, etc) are now adopting ethanol as the
    racing fuel of choice.

    ? It also helps our environment through cleaner tailpipe emissions as well as
    reducing America?s dependency on foreign oil.
    While Saleen is a small, specialty vehicle maker, we share in the responsibility to
    do what we can to support our environment, without compromising on our brand
    values.

    Compromise does not enter into the conversation at all. The Raptor?s hand-built
    5.0L cubic inch engine with its patented twin-screw supercharger delivers its 650
    horses at 6300 rpm and hits max torque at just 4400 RPM. This power sits on
    call beneath the knob of a close ratio 6-speed manual, or optional paddle shifting
    sequential gearbox. It?s a combination that send Raptor?s rigid aluminum chassis
    screaming to a top speed of over 200 mph.

    As power is nothing without control, the double wishbone suspension and rackand-
    pinion steering of the S5S is augmented by ABS traction control and stability
    control systems. The brake system features 15-inch (381 mm) front rotors with 6
    piston calipers, and 13-inch (308 mm) rear rotors with dual piston calipers for
    maximum stopping power. Road holding traction is provided by the 275/35 ZR20
    and 315/35/ZR20 Pirelli Rosso tires that wrap the 20? forged aluminum front and
    rear wheels respectively. The unique black-diamond and carbon fiber finish on
    the wheels make them as stunning as they are strong.

    ?We spent a great deal of time on the design of the Raptor,? says Marques
    McCammon, General Manager of Saleen Automotive. ?The vehicle?s bold
    shoulders are reflective of an aggressive American attitude, reminiscent of Can-
    Am race car styling cues, but delivered with modern sophistication. If you see a
    little Chaparral or McLaren design influence in this car, you are right.?
    The aesthetics for the Raptor were developed by ASC Creative Services,
    America?s largest independent automotive design firm. ?This vehicle was an
    aggressively compressed program that combined the traditional methods of
    three-dimensional clay sculpting with sophisticated digital modeling tools,? said
    Steve Nowicki, ASC Creative Services Director. ?The vehicle is distinctive in a
    way that I think the world is going to love. The primary designer on this program
    was Dave Byron, a CCS graduate and passionate member of ASC?s Design
    team?.

    Raptor?s unique sun flair yellow paint accentuates the cars beautiful body forms.
    The interior of the car can be illuminated by the sun or the city lights through the
    solar-tented scenic roof that covers the cockpit. Detailing is transformed from
    mere aluminum on the vehicles wheels and exhaust by their black-diamond
    powder coat finish.

    ?In all the S5S Raptor is a work of art aimed to take your breath away,? said
    McCammon. ?It is aggressive and sexy at the same time.?
    According to Saleen executives, the S5S Raptor could enter the market in as
    little as two years, and should it go forward, it would carry a base price of
    approximately $185,000 MSRP.
     
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  8. Haha wtf I dont think it looks like a Gallardo either, I guess MPG and my posts raped eachother or something <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>
     
  9. It's not beautiful, but I like it a bit.


    Wheels are Sex.
     
  10. i also dont think it looks like one. its actually pretty original looking. maybe not 100%, but what car really is?
     
  11. 404 gallardo not found
     
  12. i like how it looks from the side, but don't really like it overall.
     
  13. Something still bugging me about this car. Looks good and all. But i think its the fact i see to much lambo in there. But on onther note, the rear end is pretty original looking. I did not relize how much space was between the C pillar and the rear fenders.
     
  14. not even close.
     
  15. AAAAAAAHHHMURRRKA AAAAHMURRRKA GAWD SHED HIS GRAYS ON THEEEEEEEE
     
  16. I hope the ALMS is in its future.
     
  17. +1
     
  18. If the production version looks close to this, Id take this over the C6 ZR1.
     
  19. This is the first American car in years that I like the look of. Was never a big fan of the S7.
     
  20. cookie cutter
     
  21. I'm off to NY to see it IRL. I don't have a digital camera but you guys've seen plenty of pics already. All I can do is add my humble opinion to what you've already read in the articles.
     
  22. speak englash and look more englash.

    plsthxby
     
  23. Ok, that was random.
     

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