Saleen Takes Hold Of The New Mustang, Creates the S302
There are certain names to those in-the-know of the Mustang that are god-like in nature. Roush is one. Shelby is another, standing on a podium so tall the legend now rests with the great automotive icons of yesteryear (I am sure Shelby and Ferrari are getting along just fine). There’s a another now, one of more recent myths who has a new Mustang coming to market—Saleen.
By Anthony Alaniz
While Saleen’s company has jumped onto other bandwagons, making aftermarket cars for Dodge and Chevrolet, and even its very own model, the S7, the Mustang is still a staple in the company’s portfolio.
Saleen is taking the 2015 Ford Mustang GT and morphing it into the S302. The car will come in three trims—White Label, Yellow Label and Black Label—and will be offered in both coupe and convertible models.
The White Label trim makes 450 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque—modest increases over the stock power offering of 435 ponies and 400 lb-ft of the twisty stuff.
For those seeking more out of their Pony Car, both the Yellow and Black Label make 640 horsepower and 565 lb-ft of torque.
The power increases come from Saleen reworking how well the car breathes by upgrading the fuel system, opening the air intake and exhaust systems and was able to slap in a limited-slip differential out back. Brake upgrades are available with 15-inch diameter rotors and six-piston calipers at the max.
At the top of the range offering, the Black Label has a few specialty offerings reserved for it. The front bumper on the Black Label has additional intake canards, LED daytime running lights, multiple carbon fiber elements, and an upgraded suspension system with new shocks, springs and sway bars.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but orders are already being placed. So, if you are looking for a specialty horse, this could be your steed.