V8 Raptor can crack 60mph in 3.2sec and 200mph
19 March 2008

This is the latest concept from muscle car maker Saleen, unveiled today at the New York motor show.Called the S5S Raptor, the mid-engined two-seater is tentatively slated for production in 2010. It is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine (capable of running on E85 ethanol) that is said to produce 650bhp. Saleen claims that the real-wheel-drive Raptor is capable of 0-60mph in 3.2sec and a top speed in excess of 200mph.The S5S is based on a rigid aluminium chassis, which features double-wishbone suspension at the front and rear. Traction and stability control will be included as standard, while stopping power comes from 15-inch brake discs with six-pot calipers at the front, and 13-inch discs at the rear.Providing the Raptor gets the go-ahead for production, Saleen says it will carry a sticker price of $185,000 (around £95,000).

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20 March 2008

That's not a car. It's a drawing along with a teenage boy's wish list spec. The story is what?

20 March 2008

Nice looking thing and the £95,000 price tag with a 550bhp engine certainly makes you take notice as it's a stunning bargain if they can produce it in 2010. I remember drooling over the Vector Twin Turbo but that never got off the ground. Saleen I think may be more 'reliable' at holding their production promises however so I look forward to some road test reports sometime next year. Sure does make the new McLaren look overpriced and outclassed... on paper anyways!

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