|Saleen Dark Horse
The "Dark Horse is the meanest, darkest and fastest Saleen Mustang yet, " said Chris Theodore, Saleen CEO and we'd have to agree. For the first time ever Saleen has combined their twin screw supercharger system with a ram air shaker style hood for the utmost speed and power. That combined with an awesome glossy black paint scheme with matte accents makes it one of the most impressive Saleens to leave the factory yet.
Below you'll find the official press release for the 2009 Saleen Dark Horse Mustang.
Saleen Dark Horse
It has been an incredible year for Saleen, Inc, America's premiere niche vehicle manufacturer, with the elite 25th Anniversary Sterling Signature Edition, the unveiling of the S5S Raptor at the New York Auto Show, production of the Dan Gurney Edition, release of the Racecraft brand and the much anticipated reveal of the 2009 Dark Horse Extreme Edition. With a limited production of 25 coupes being built, this has become a classic round up of high end performance at Saleen. "Dark Horse is the meanest, darkest and fastest Saleen yet, " said Chris Theodore, Saleen CEO.
The Dark Horse provides 620HP with 600 ft.-lbs of torque with Speedlab SuperShaker option supplying exclusive styling while enhancing performance. "The vehicle takes advantage of the ram effect into the SuperShaker air box," states Dan Agnew, Powertrain Engineering Manager, "It increases pressure in the air box, which adds boost by 0.5 psi and holds air charge temperature relatively constant even with the higher boost."
This 25 unit special run combines the power and handling of the Saleen Extreme and the exclusive Heritage body style with interior and exterior cues found only in the "Dark Horse". The elite Flat Black Exterior graphics and identification, Saleen serialized engine plaque, Navigation System and sport leather seating with Alcantara inserts adds to the exquisite style of this limited edition vehicle.
"The Dark Horse provides the capability of extreme horsepower and provides the detailed look our customers expect. By merging the Super Shaker with the Extreme powertrain we have created a no compromise solution for people looking for both performance and classic Mustang looks," states Marc Musial, Chief Powertrain Engineer. The Dark Horse includes:
- Saleen Port Matched Series VI Integrated Screw type supercharger
- Forged aluminum pistons
- Forged steel connecting rods
- forged steel crankshaft
Production and Pricing
The production of the Dark Horse begins November 2008. Editor's Note: Although the press release didn't list a price for the Dark Horse Autoblog has said that they believe it will cost just under $100. The baddest Saleen Mustang? Yes, but probably one of the most expensive to date.
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