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    Its signature long hood and short rear deck emphasize the Saleen muscle under the bonnet and its traditional rear-wheel drive. Those proportions also give the Saleen a ready-to-launch-itself-down-the-road appearance even when the S281 is standing still.

    Saleen has its own “design language” and you’ll notice a family resemblance between the S281 and the Saleen mid-engine exotic S7 supercar in the shaping of the lower front grille opening, the rear spoiler and the rear diffuser. These features are designed for optimal aerodynamics and top-speed performance, objectives the S281 achieves because of lessons previously learned from extensive wind tunnel testing and racing of the S7.

    Up front are integrated turn signals along with available HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights. And one finds it hard not to notice the Saleen alloy rims. They are big, wide and clothed in equally aggressive rubber that completely fills the prominent wheel wells. They shout “speed” and “style” with a capital S.

    Under the hood of every S281 is a high-performance 4.6-liter V8 engine. In the 3-Valve model this engine produces 325 horsepower. In, the supercharged S281 SC the horsepower leaps to 400. And for the S281 E, which will be introduced next spring, the engine produces a mind-boggling 500 horsepower. Now you know why the E in the name stands for Extreme.

    Out of sight, but not out of mind are the components that endow every S281 with handling, steering and braking performance that beg comparison with Corvettes, Porsches and BMWs. Features like Saleen Racecraft springs, shocks and anti-roll bars. And available 14-inch brakes, the same size as on the Ford GT, a car that Saleen helps assemble with Ford in Saleen’s Michigan manufacturing facility.

    Inside the S281 you’ll find a focused driving environment that is as much as part of every Saleen as its Saleen engine, suspension and its race-proven aerodynamics. The seats are specially bolstered for greater support when cornering. The Saleen high-grip racing-inspired brake and throttle pedals, ideally positioned for easy heel-and-toe downshifting, and a Saleen short-throw shift lever are the makings of a world-class driving experience.

    The interior also features unique Saleen gauges, trim and S281 floor mats and a special Saleen numbering plaque on the dash. S281 SC and E models also include a Saleen twin gauge pod with readouts for supercharger boost and air temperature.

    Pricing for the 2005 Saleen S281 starts at around $38,000 for the 3-Valve and just under $45,000 for the supercharged model.














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    The interior is a welcome change from the current models! Not the greatest, as some parts look a bit tacky (center console, steering wheel), but still a big improvement.
    Looks pretty nice overall.


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    Not a fan of the interior , doesnt look mustang , but the exterior is nice
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    Its too bad that it will be everywhere within a year or 2

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    A lot of people dislike the new mustang... I have liked imports all my life and I think the new mustang is very nice..... the saleen.... even better... =)

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    Looks much better than the stock 2005 GT.
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    Now that is a thing of beauty.

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    now THATS a mustang

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    Finally it looks like a mustang again.

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    nice i love the exterior
    but the interior looks like that from some fwd car

    the center console is so straight sound (think honda civic or my old hyundai accent or acura integra or any fwd car i think)

    i like it at an angle i think it looks much better and more sporty

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    The interior doesn't suit a mustang although it is an improvement.
    The exteriror is absolutley killer, I think it looks badass.

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    Dash/Cockpit look really cheap but the exterior more than makes up for it -- looks mean.

    Also nice to see the attention given to handling, steering and braking performance -- not traits of stangs in the past.

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    500 screaming ponies.

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    Best looking american car of the last 25 years. (exterior) I like it, although therear could use a little work.

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    That's prett bad ass, much better then the regular 2005's
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    Michael Scott: "Do I want to be feared or loved? Um... easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."

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    holy shit thats soooo hawt

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    A little overstyled for my taste. I prefer the 04 SVT.

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    it reminds me of elanor off of Gone in 60 Seconds!

    Damn I want one!

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    i've seen that car in person.........i hate mustangs but this one......very tasteful. I guess the gauge console has 125 different colours to it and you can program your own. (the guy even showed us....its cool)

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