All Ford Mustang lovers will surely recognize Steve Saleen. He is one of the best tuners of late model Mustangs and one of the most recognizable names in the business. Some say he is to ‘80s or newer Mustangs what Carroll Shelby was to ‘60s muscle cars. Either way, he is a renewed performance car builder and a legend of the American car scene.
In the early 2000s, Steve Saleen decided to branch out and enter the supercar market with the S7 model. It was a fast, good looking and powerful exotic model that featured the latest technology with proven V8 power. Saleen invested a lot of time and money into constructing the S7 and even used companies that produced parts for Formula One cars to help him in the development of this car.
The result was the 550 HP Saleen S7 he presented in 2000, immediately drawing attention from the supercar crowd. The S7’s superb performance, looks, and technology were up to par with the best European supercars at the time. In 2005, he released the even more powerful Twin Turbo version with 750 HP and a top speed of almost 250 mph. The car proved to be relatively successful, even on the racetracks, so Saleen produced a racing version, too.