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. The car is powered by a 4.6-liter, 3-valve SOHC V8 engine, complete with a Saleen Series VI twin-screw supercharger and a two-stage intercooler. The engine, connected to a 5-speed manual transmission, is able to present 435 hp and 425 lb.-ft. of torque. 2010 Saleen S281 The S281 was unveiled with rave reviews to the automotive industry during the 2009 SEMA show, and also made an appearance at the 2009 Los Angeles International Auto Show. This will be its first appearance in Detroit. The vehicle is equipped with a 4.6-liter V8 engine, complete with a Saleen Series VI.5 twin-screw supercharger and dual-stage intercooler. Also connected to a 5-speed manual transmission, the engine produces 485 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Also as part of its presence at the 2010 NAIAS, Saleen Performance Vehicles announced the launch of a mobile application that reportedly is the first vehicle-configuration application on the mobile market, as well as two new website, all set to provide Saleen owners, enthusiasts and media easier access to the latest vehicles, photos and news from the company. - The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles