Saleen Performance Vehicles, based in Michigan, is currently displaying two of its latest contraptions at the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The visitors at the booth will take a closer look at the Saleen 435S and the Saleen S281, both based on the 2010 Ford Mustang.
The Saleen 435S was the first vehicle launched under Saleen’s new ownership, following the purchase of Saleen Inc. in 2009, debuting as part of the Special Vehicle Team Owners Association’s annual “Mustang Week” event.
Steve Wyrick is a mega-illusionist and Vegas headliner. His grandfather used to own a 70′s Fastback, and that’s when his love affair with Mustang began. Put the two together and magic is bound to happen.
“Four passionate gamers who have burned rubber on the race track through their video game consoles have brought their racing dreams to life at an actual speedway for the eighth installment of the Mustang 10 Unleashed campaign.
Ford called upon the gaming community and staged a tournament with the best Need for Speed™ players and determined four gamers that would face the ultimate challenge: racing a real 2010 Ford Mustang. The selected gamers competed against each other in the critically-acclaimed Need for Speed SHIFT™, which includes the new 2010 Ford Mustang.
With the help of driving teachers from Fast Lane Racing School, the gamers had the opportunity to learn the in and outs of the actual sport of racing. The whole point of the Mustang Unleashed Campaign is to intersect the passions of our life-long Mustang lovers with their most creative, wildest, most impossible dreams, said Steve Ling, car group marketing manager for Ford Motor Company.
The Mustang story has always been connected with strong and athletic engines. And with the muscle you can find under the hood of the 2011 Mustang V6, Ford isn’t just adding a new chapter - it’s even raising the bar on V6 power. This new “horse” is equiped with a combination of performance and fuel economy that cannot be beat.
The innovative Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (TiVCT) technology is the beginning. This efficiently delivers power to the pony. The all-new 3.7–liter V6 turns out 305 horsepower with 280 lbs.–ft. torque using four valves per cylinder and TiVCT. And when all this power is projected to get 30 mpg hwy,* you know the 2011 Mustang V6 is destined to change the way we look at the V6 game.