Roush Saleen Performance Vehicles unveils 435S Mustang

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  1. Jim D.

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    Courtesy of SOEC...


    2010 SALEEN 435S:
    HIGH PERFORMANCE VALUE. UNMISTAKABLY SALEEN.

    “In these difficult economic times we wanted our first vehicle
    to deliver a lot for an affordable price,”
    -- Mike Shields, CEO of Saleen Performance Vehicles.

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., July 24, 2009 – Saleen Performance Vehicles today unveiled its first 2010 product, the Saleen 435S, based on the new 2010 Ford Mustang. The introduction took place as part of the annual “Mustang Week” event. The 435S is the first vehicle launched under Saleen’s new ownership, following the purchase of Saleen Inc. earlier this year.

    This car continues the Saleen tradition of offering limited-edition, high-performance vehicles for enthusiasts who are looking for an exhilarating driving experience, with refined drivability for real-world road conditions.

    The 435S is designed to provide affordable, high-value performance.

    “In these difficult economic times we wanted our first vehicle to deliver a lot for an affordable price,” said Mike Shields, CEO of Saleen Performance Vehicles. “It was created much more for ‘go’ than for show. We focused on power and handling, and it’s a great platform to build on if a customer wants to take it farther later on.”

    The heart of the car’s performance is its 4.6-liter, 3-valve SOHC V8 engine, complete with a Saleen Series VI twin-screw supercharger and two-stage intercooler. This engine produces a vigorous 435 horsepower and 425 lb.-ft. of torque, is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, and has a 3.73:1 rear axle ratio with limited-slip differential.

    The car rides 1.5 inches lower than a Mustang GT, thanks to its Saleen Racecraft performance suspension. The system is designed to reduce body roll, provide nimble, precise handling and improve traction, while retaining the compliant ride of a good daily driver. The suspension package includes springs, a stiffer front stabilizer bar, and nitrogen-pressurized shock absorbers tuned exclusively for the 435S.

    The vented brake rotors, front and rear, are slotted and cross-drilled for improved feel and stopping performance. Larger, 14-inch slotted front rotors with 4-piston calipers are available as an option.

    The 435S has the Saleen-signature long, low, sleek looks and aggressive stance that have distinguished the company’s previous cars. Traditional Saleen styling cues include an understated trim panel between the taillights with “Saleen” in raised lettering, mesh covers over the fog lights in the grille, and the Saleen name and chevrons as graphic elements placed low on each side. An optional Aero Package includes a lightweight chin splitter and rear spoiler for improved aerodynamics.

    Other exterior highlights include unique, 18-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels (19- and 20-inch wheels are available), and “435S” lettered on each side of the hood’s power dome.

    Inside, the modifications are designed to enhance the driving experience and to express the car’s character. These include a new, short-throw shifter for quick, precise gear-changing performance, and new, driver-oriented gauges. These uniquely styled gauges retain Mustang’s MyColor™ capabilities that allow the owner to select from more than 125 custom colors for the instrument cluster. The car’s identity is highlighted by a Saleen logo embroidered on the headrests.

    “All in all, we believe the 435S is the right car at the right time,” said Shields. “It’s a terrific performance value that we’re proud to offer. And this is just the first of many great Saleen vehicles we’ll be launching in the future.”

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    About Saleen Performance Vehicles
    Saleen Performance Vehicles is a manufacturer of limited-edition, high-performance cars and trucks, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Saleen vehicles embody sophistication in engineering, styling and performance, resulting in a dynamic driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined. Together with its sister companies, Cyltec LLC, Control-Tec LLC, Power-Tec LLC and Arrow Racing, Saleen encompasses a broad range of capabilities and services in automotive design, development and manufacturing. For more information, please visit the Saleen Performance Vehicles website at Untitled Document.


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    The 2010 Saleen will be at the Saleen Nationals this weekend for all to see in person-

    See press release below-

    We just received the following information and press release about Saleen Vehicles from Jeff Clark Brand Manager at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

    He also announced, the new 435S, described in the press release, will be at the 2009 Saleen NATIONALS.

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    Jeff says,
    I am pleased to announce the following information clarifying warranty on Saleen Performance Vehicles. Depending on the model year of a vehicle, the following warranties are applicable:

    · 2005 – 2009 Model Year Vehicles - Repairs Dated After February 3, 2009:
    o After investigating several alternatives, we now have a solution that enables Saleen Performance Vehicles to provide warranty coverage for these vehicles. Previous communications had indicated vehicles delivered to dealers prior to February, 2009 would not be covered by a Saleen Performance Vehicles warranty.
    o Saleen Performance Vehicles will cover the parts and labor cost required to complete warranty repairs to vehicles still within their original warranty coverage (1-year/12,000-miles or 3-year/36,000-miles). This includes vehicles currently in stock at dealerships.
    o Saleen-certified dealerships should follow existing warranty approval processes including contacting the Saleen Support Center to confirm warranty coverage and sales dates, obtaining prior approval, receiving authorization to commence work and ordering parts.
    o Saleen representatives can be contacted at 800-888-8945 for assistance.
    We believe this solution is in the best interest of our mutual customers and will prove beneficial as we re-launch Saleen Performance Vehicles.

    · 2010 Model Year Vehicles
    o Saleen Performance Vehicles will cover the parts and labor cost required for warranty repairs to vehicles for a 3-year/36,000-mile period.
    o Saleen-certified dealerships should follow warranty approval processes including contacting the Saleen Support Center to confirm warranty coverage and sales dates, obtaining prior approval, receiving authorization to commence work and ordering parts.
    o Saleen representatives can be contacted at 800-888-8945 for assistance.

    We look forward to updating you with even more exciting news in the coming weeks.


    Jeff Clark
    Brand Manager
    Saleen Performance Vehicles
    Phone 949-836-6795
    Fax 877-888-8985
    Power in the Hands of a Few
    www.saleen.com



    Charlie Smith, President
    Saleen Club of America
    http://www.saleenclubofamerica.com
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  3. saleen8905

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    This is great news. I wish I could make the Saleen Club of America Nationals this year to see the car.
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    We had the Saleen 435S at the Saleen Club of America National Show in Colorado, and it was a hit at the show :)

    It looked good in person.
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