Saleen’s Mustang S302 Black Label Joins the 700 (hp) Club
2015 Saleen Mustang S302 Black Label
Unless they call for hp we are not lovers of war games. And we understood that once Dodge threw down the gauntlet with its 707-hp supercharged Hellcat V8, the 700-plus-hp world would find some unbelievable conflicts. When it had been declared a year ago, output of the auto's supercharged variation of the Ford Mustang's 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 was pegged at 640 hp. But as the car spun on the turntable before us at its official introduction in Los Angeles last weekend, Saleen declared the screw-type supercharger really brings the Coyote's result into a grievous 730 hp and 600 lb-feet of torque--on 91 octane gas, no less. And where the fuel octanes are higher in the event your home is in a state, the Black Label's supercharged V8 pumps. We are going to get more engine particulars in coming weeks from Saleen, but suffice it to say, the Black Label is the dark horse in the pony car battle field, no pun intended.
A limited-slip differential comes standard, and every engine gets a plaque a unique serial number and, yes! As with Yellow Label versions and the S302 White, the Black Label rides on Saleen's S4 high performance suspension but adds exceptional front and rear shocks, while a fully adjustable coil over suspension is not obligatory. The screen vehicle of Saleen wore 275/35 up being measured by Pirelli P Zero tires front and 275/40 out back, wrapped around stunning five-spoke 20-inch wheels.
A body-color rear spoiler hangs off the deck, and two of the vertical taillamps blades of the Mustang are blackened, making just four observable joined by way of a polish-black panel embossed with the name of Saleen. The hood of the Black Label is vented in multiple locations, obviously, but unfortunately, none get the trick, accelerator-linked butterfly valves of its own forerunners.
The inside is updated with the Saleen hash marks making another look on the seatback bolsters, with Katzkin leather upholstery. The Signature version inside treatment that is elective brings a leather-and-suede wrapped steering wheel, door panels that are suede, as well as a custom billet-and-leather shifter; all variants have Saleen's signature on the passenger-side dashboard panel.
2015 Mustang S302 Black Label
While the power output of the Black Label is remarkable, its real operation stays a puzzle. For its part, Saleen promises that it's going to continue with all but the most rapid Ferraris. Figure on a zero-to-60-mph time in the mid-three-second area, from evaporating at the merest touch of the go pedal, that's, if you can keep the tires. Saleen representatives admit that more rubber might be required to get all that power to the floor efficiently, which is looking at methods to fit tires as broad as 305s in the rear, though which will require substantial changes to the body the chassis and/or.
As using the Hellcat, the hp of the S302 Black Label -per-dollar ratio is remarkable--particularly for this type of auto that is rare --at $73,214, including destination. Also, Saleen says it's going to pay the estimated $2600 gas guzzler tax on orders placed before the feds complete their paperwork, which it expects to take place by mid-April.
We have been assured some seat time in the new development of Saleen in forthcoming months, where point we ought to have the ability to let you know just how quick it's and, alas, if it could keep up with all the 199-miles per hour Hellcat. Turns out wars could not be warm after all--hp wars, anyhow.
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