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Old 11-03-2009
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Default A few pics of the S281 from SEMA

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Those are basically the dark horse wheels in chrome, huh?
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They sure look like it.
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Meh....Advertisement Posters looked better!
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That car is Hideous! (looking for the throw up/puke icon)

here it is....
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now now.....I think it could be tweeked. I wish they had SALEEN in the bumper fascia and pulled the plate up between the lights. I really liked that feature.
Then tuck it in with a wing....

But anyways here are some better pix and some detailes:
http://www.stangtv.com/forum/saleen-...ails-6047.html#
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I like it much more than the stock model, Roush or other tuner cars.
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That car is Hideous! (looking for the throw up/puke icon)

here it is....
I will agree with you... Its still does nothing for me. I had that big black piece in the back. I mean, the word Saleen on that is bigger then the banner on the windshield. It still needs a spoiler and maybe with the spoiler, it would take away from the nasty backend.
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now now.....I think it could be tweeked. I wish they had SALEEN in the bumper fascia and pulled the plate up between the lights. I really liked that feature.
Then tuck it in with a wing....

But anyways here are some better pix and some detailes:
http://www.stangtv.com/forum/saleen-...ails-6047.html#
The only thing I like is the interior. It really looks sharp.

Something that makes me laugh is one of the custom paint colors... Silver Shield custom factory paint LOL Names after Mike Shields is my guess.
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I was told they will be offering both style windshield banners.
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I like it much more than the stock model, Roush or other tuner cars.
I would agree with that I am still interested in seeing the options and pricing.
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i hate the base model
but this one is really nice, great job, congrats
id just add a wing to the back and custom color and id be content
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Sonic is right! Looks way better in the poster
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now now.....I think it could be tweeked. I wish they had SALEEN in the bumper fascia and pulled the plate up between the lights. I really liked that feature.
Then tuck it in with a wing....

But anyways here are some better pix and some detailes:
http://www.stangtv.com/forum/saleen-...ils-6047.html#
The new model needed a strut tower brace in the front....thats intresting!
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Sonic is right! Looks way better in the poster
The photos I took weren't the best quality. It's a "must see" in person!
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Although blurred a bit, notice the LED's on the front bumper. Very nice!



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Sign me up! I'll take a white SC vert please, all options
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The new model needed a strut tower brace in the front....thats intresting!

Thats Chicane's strut brace, glad to see they used it on the car. That is a solid upgrade.

I want to see this "lights out yellow" color!!

I think the car is a knock out, id love to have one. Maybe ill put my car up for sale...
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Good choice of color! LOL!
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Good choice of color! LOL!
It's actually a new color called Octane Red, which is from a new PPG formulation that promises to be more fade resistant than Lizstick.
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It's actually a new color called Octane Red, which is from a new PPG formulation that promises to be more fade resistant than Lizstick.
I like the color but surely we are not comparing it to Liztick Red...are we???
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I like the color but surely we are not comparing it to Liztick Red...are we???
Saleen Inc was using PPG during their last few moments of existence. Octane Red mostly mimics LS... (if not the same formula)... so it's fair to mention both.

To me, the 2010 S281 looks like a red egg, with a bunch of interior S-logos and a JC Whitney styled auxiliary gauge pod. A base 435 S is a better buy. My opinion.
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Octane Red is considered a replacement for Lizstick.

Here are the 2010 colors:

Paint Color Choices
• Black
• Performance White
• Torch Red
• Grabber Blue
• Sterling Grey Metallic
• Brilliant Silver Metallic
• Kona Blue Metallic
• Red Candy Metallic with tinted clearcoat (added cost)
• Sunset Gold Metallic

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• Octane Red custom factory paint
• Silver Shield custom factory paint
• Motor City Blue custom factory paint
• Lights Outs Yellow custom factory paint
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Saleen Inc was using PPG during their last few moments of existence. Octane Red mostly mimics LS... (if not the same formula)... so it's fair to mention both.

To me, the 2010 S281 looks like a red egg, with a bunch of interior S-logos and a JC Whitney styled auxiliary gauge pod. A base 435 S is a better buy. My opinion.

I mostly like the car, but the boost gauge set up is hideous. I wonder if you can opt for the older version? I like the seats too, but I would love that red hash on both sides of the seat and lumbard support for both the driver AND passenger. The lady is less forgiving in the seat arena than I.
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I still stand with my comment from the 2010 teaser thread, I like it, they took what looked really bad on the production car and improved it, the front half has me sold. Still out on my feelings about a rear spoiler. This is kind of old school and this car is NOT old school. But I am an old timmer with Saleen so I tend to favor the old look. All in all I think the guys did a GREAT job and I wish them the best of luck with production.

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Does anyone know if there is a link out there with spec and deatils on the car?

Here answered my own question

http://saleen.com/2010_s281.asp
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2010 Saleen S281 Features*

POWERTRAIN
• 281 cid (4.6L) 3-valve SOHC V8 engine
− 485 hp @ 6000 rpm
− 460 lb.-ft. torque @ 4250 rpm
• Saleen Series VI.5 integrated twin-screw supercharger
• Saleen dual-stage water-to-air intercooler system
• Saleen 39 lb. fuel injectors
• Hi-flow inlet tube and air box cover
• Saleen performance air filter
• 5-speed, short-throw manual transmission
• 8.8-inch limited-slip differential, 3.73:1/3.31:1 final drive (coupe/convertible)
• Saleen Performance Exhaust System with stainless steel chrome tips
optional
• Saleen Performance Cooling Package
• Saleen 3.73 Maxgrip differential
SUSPENSION SYSTEM
• Saleen Racecraft specific-rate front and rear springs
• Saleen Racecraft nitrogen-pressurized front strut and rear shocks, wide-range adjustable damping
• Saleen Racecraft front sway bar and performance bushings
optional
• Saleen Racecraft front strut tower brace
BRAKING SYSTEM
• Power-assisted, 4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS and traction control
− 14 in. slotted front rotors with 4-piston calipers
optional
• 15 in. slotted front rotors with 6-piston calipers,
11.8 in. slotted rear rotors
WHEELS & TIRES
• Saleen 20-inch, 7-spoke Speed Star silver wheels (20x9 front, 20x10 rear) with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tires (275/35ZR20 front, 275/40ZR20 rear)
• Tire pressure monitoring system
• Saleen valve stem caps
optional
• Saleen 7-Spoke Speed Star chrome wheels
(20x9 front, 20x10 rear)
• Saleen 5-spoke forged chrome wheels
(20x9 front, 20x10 rear)
• High-performance Pirelli P-Zero Rosso
305/35ZR20 rear tires

INTERIOR
• Saleen leather sport seats, front and rear, with Ultra-Suede inserts and custom-embroidered head restraints
• Saleen short-throw shifter with leather-wrapped, comfort-grip aluminum shift knob
• Unique, Saleen black-faced gauges, including
200 mph speedometer
• Saleen twin-gauge pod (boost pressure and
air inlet temperature)
• Custom center console finish in Piano Black
• Saleen serialized console plaque
• Saleen steering wheel badge
• Saleen performance pedals
• Saleen leather door inserts
• Saleen S281 custom-embroidered floor mats
• Saleen illuminated door sill plates
• MyColor™ ambient lighting (door pockets,
cupholders, footwells)
• Ford SYNC® voice-activated communications
and entertainment system
• Shaker 500 audio system with AM/FM stereo, in-dash
6 CD changer, MP3 capability, 8 speakers
• Saleen “Eagle One” detail kit with embroidered
Saleen bag
• Saleen key fob
• Saleen owner’s document portfolio and warranty guide
optional
• Saleen S281 custom-embroidered trunk mat

EXTERIOR
• Saleen S281 Supercharged fender badging
• Saleen chevron graphics (color specific to vehicle color)
• Saleen Design Super-Flo hood
• Saleen Design injection-molded front fascia, grille, side skirts, rear fascia, rear diffuser, decklid appliqué, spoiler and end caps
• Saleen championship wreath decal
• Saleen serialized engine bay plaque / bumper
number decal
• Saleen body-color mirror caps
• Saleen windshield graphic
optional
• Saleen Design injection-molded quarter window covers

Paint Color Choices
• Black
• Performance White
• Torch Red
• Grabber Blue
• Sterling Grey Metallic
• Brilliant Silver Metallic
• Kona Blue Metallic
• Red Candy Metallic with tinted clearcoat (added cost)
• Sunset Gold Metallic
optional
• Igniter Orange custom factory paint
• Octane Red custom factory paint
• Silver Shield custom factory paint
• Motor City Blue custom factory paint
• Lights Outs Yellow custom factory paint

SAFETY & SECURITY
• Advance Trac® with Electronic Stability Control®
• Dual-stage front airbags
• Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
• Driver’s seat position sensor/crash severity sensor
• Remote keyless entry / illuminated entry
• LATCH (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) System
• SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system
• SOS post-crash alert system

DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES
Vehicle weight 3,401 lb.
Weight distribution (f/r) 54/46
Wheelbase 107.1 in.
Track (f/r) 62.8 in./63.9 in.
Length 190.1 in.
Width 73.9 in.
Height 53.1 in.
Trunk Space 13.4 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity 16 gal.
* Specifications, standard equipment and options subject to change.
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I wonder if the 2010 saleens will still have there numbers on the front bumper? I didn't see one on that car........
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It did have it on there.
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You have to almost squint your eyes, but "01" is on the bumper in black...
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