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Old 07-20-2018
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Saleen Off-Road Sportruck Xr Added to Performance Line

Saleen Unveils Live on the Saleen Facebook site Tonight 7 PM PST / 10pm EST

CORONA, CA—July 20, 2018, Saleen Automotive introduces its latest innovative performance vehicle to their truck line—the Saleen Sportruck XR. This new, off-road Saleen Sportruck XR will debut at 7 pm tonight, Friday, July 20th at Harris Ford Lincoln, 20006 64th Avenue W, Lynnwood, WA. Also, visit the Saleen display and view the Saleen Sportruck XR throughout the weekend at the 38th Annual Mustang Roundup held by Mustang Northwest in Bellevue, WA.

Steve Saleen’s legendary racing history includes driving in and winning more races than any other driver in the SCCA PRO Truck Series.

“Continually adding to our lineup of performance vehicles is paramount to Saleen Automotive,” said Saleen CEO Steve Saleen. “We are introducing an off-road truck to our high-performance vehicles lineup with the Sportruck XR,” he continued. “Furthering our Saleen Automotive’s commitment to continued growth in the performance car and truck markets, we are proud to debut our Saleen Sportruck XR,” stated Saleen Automotive President Amy Boylan.

Standard Signature Saleen Series Powertrain includes a naturally aspirated and super charged version, with 700+HP, Saleen tuned exhaust with High-Performance Filters.

Steve Saleen wanted to build the best off-road Saleen Sportruck XR so he called on and collaborated with Greg Foutz. The XR’s suspension has front 2.5 coil-over shocks to level out the front with the rear, and rear 2.5 Smooth Series shocks. The Black Label edition utilizes upper and lower Racecraft control arms, Spindle and specially made for Saleen by Fox, tuned front shocks with by-pass for 12-inches and custom rear by-pass shocks for 14-inches of travel. This XR also includes Saleen rear leaf springs and Saleen bump stop with frame gusset.

Stopping is handled with Saleen’s Signature brakes standard on all versions in 13.8 -inch ABS vented front rotors with 2-piston calipers on fronts and 13.8 ABS vented rear rotors with 1-piston calipers on the rear. Optional are Saleen COLORLAB™ painted brake calipers, and either13.6-inch or 14-inch ABS slotted front rotors with 6-piston calipers.

Exterior enhancements include Saleen-designed front and rear bumpers, body-color wheel flares, and Saleen Grille, sidesteps, tailgate panel and power hood. The SportruckXR comes with six-spoke alloy wheels 17x8.5 front and rear, shod with General Tire Grabber X3 33x12.7-17 front and rear. Options include 17 x 8-inch front and rear wheels in either Chrome or Carbonite. Also included are the Saleen windshield banner, Saleen door chevron stripes, Saleen 30th Championship wreath, and Saleen serialized front bumper numbers

The interior boasts Saleen embroidered headrests, (full leather on Black Label editions) signature Saleen white face gauges, Saleen badging, Saleen embroidered floor mats, and dash plaque with Saleen model and serialized VIN.

Saleen wishes to thank the following sponsors: General Tire, Method Wheels, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, Cover King with a special thanks to Additive Desert Designs!

Saleen Automotive Inc., based in Corona, CA, offers three main product lines, which consist of Saleen Super Cars, Saleen Signature Series, and Saleen Performance Vehicles. All are designed and engineered at Saleen Headquarters in Corona, CA. Contact Saleen Automotive to place your order.

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Old 07-21-2018
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The grille is quite ugly and just doesn't look right.

Sorry but those graphics do not work on a truck. They look so small and remember its a Truck not a Mustang so Saleen really needs to think hard of redoing it.

Also, this isn't the 80's or 90's you need to take the SALEEN off the window plus many states now have a law against any large from window graphic.

I would be interested in buying one but the front grille is a deal breaker. I was about to buy the Black Label and then the 30th Annv. car but the grille on both those is the Camaro nose and just can't get pass that grille
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I’ll be interested to see what the pricing is relative to other offerings in this market segment.
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It's a great looking truck! I think there is a market for a V8 truck in this segment. Pricing will be the interesting part.. but all trucks are much more expensive these days.
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I believe it was announced the 2019 SVT Raptor is to receive Ford's new 7.0L V8.
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I believe it was announced the 2019 SVT Raptor is to receive Ford's new 7.0L V8.
That will be interesting!
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LOTS of click bait, and "reports" but I dont think anything official has been announced as of yet, if it was happening??



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Going to be difficult to out Raptor the Raptor. 2019 improvements: 7.0 V8, Recaro seats, and electronic Fox suspension. Looks like the offering is already outdated.
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Going to be difficult to out Raptor the Raptor. 2019 improvements: 7.0 V8, Recaro seats, and electronic Fox suspension. Looks like the offering is already outdated.
I don’t believe there is confirmation on the 2019 Raptor having the 7.0 V8. Unless I am missing something
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