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Saleen S7 ?

Has anyone driven or owned a Saleen S7 ?

What would you compare it to?
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I have obviously not, but I was wondering if anyone was ever going to bring this car up. It is most definitely one of my favorite cars. Unbelievable looks, speed, and sound. Will be interesting to hear people's responses on the S7.

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I just did a bit of research on the Saleen S7. Basically it is a 7 liter V8 Twin Turbo which redlines at 6500 rpm mounted to a steel chassis. Looking at the basic specs, really not sure what is so special about it.
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I just did a bit of research on the Saleen S7. Basically it is a 7 liter V8 Twin Turbo which redlines at 6500 rpm mounted to a steel chassis. Looking at the basic specs, really not sure what is so special about it.

agree. IF I wanted just a boosted engine/turbo'ed then there are many choices and why?

I love the Ferrari straight approach to an engine and without all the lag, or bling of gadgets on some.....NO TURBO for me, actually hate them.

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Don't know much about them, but would imagine it is in the same league as a Mosler, huge engine and great on the track but lacks the pedigree or soul of a Ferrari. If I were in the market for a car by a low volume independent manufacturer I would go for an Ascari A10.

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agree. IF I wanted just a boosted engine/turbo'ed then there are many choices and why?
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On paper it did not seem any more exotic than a Viper with a couple of large twin turbos and bigger brakes.
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On paper it did not seem any more exotic than a Viper with a couple of large twin turbos and bigger brakes.
well, it has an exotic price tag, so perhaps that's the difference

personally, I'm not a fan: it looks like a riced McLaren F1

and a car that was made with the concern of being able to pass a big size mcdonald's combo by the driver's window (so that the fat owner can go to mcdonald's drive thru and don't even walk 100 yards to eat his 10000 daily calories) simply won't have my respect, really

the ability to pass on a mcdonald's drive thru is NOT what I look for in a sports car

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and a car that was made with the concern of being able to pass a big size mcdonald's combo by the driver's window (so that the fat owner can go to mcdonald's drive thru and don't even walk 100 yards to eat his 10000 daily calories) simply won't have my respect, really

the ability to pass on a mcdonald's drive thru is NOT what I look for in a sports car
I heard that too....that is something a company should not admit to doing...

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I met an ex owner of a Saleen S7 he got rid of his said it was pretty much a piece of crap always had issues with it from day one from over heating to transmission problems. He said it is quite beautiful but not worth the money he purchased a Maserati MC12.

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I just did a bit of research on the Saleen S7. Basically it is a 7 liter V8 Twin Turbo which redlines at 6500 rpm mounted to a steel chassis. Looking at the basic specs, really not sure what is so special about it.
Just did a bit of research

Saleen S7 750HP 0-60=2.8 sec 1/4 mile=10.5 sec 0-100=5.9 sec Slalom=73.0 mph

Ferrari Enzo 650HP 0-60=3.3 sec 1/4 mile=11.1 sec 0-100=6.7 sec Slalom=72.0 mph

Ferrari F50 513HP 0-60=3.6 sec 1/4 mile=12.1 sec 0-100=8.0 sec Slalom=65.7 mph

McLaren F1 627HP 0-60=3.4 sec 1/4 mile=11.6 sec 0-100=7.7 sec Slalom=64.5 mph

The Saleen S7 is very impressive as the numbers show.

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Just did a bit of research

Saleen S7 750HP 0-60=2.8 sec 1/4 mile=10.5 sec 0-100=5.9 sec Slalom=73.0 mph

Ferrari Enzo 650HP 0-60=3.3 sec 1/4 mile=11.1 sec 0-100=6.7 sec Slalom=72.0 mph

Ferrari F50 513HP 0-60=3.6 sec 1/4 mile=12.1 sec 0-100=8.0 sec Slalom=65.7 mph

McLaren F1 627HP 0-60=3.4 sec 1/4 mile=11.6 sec 0-100=7.7 sec Slalom=64.5 mph

The Saleen S7 is very impressive as the numbers show.


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Straight line....clearly. What happens when it has to go around a corner ?
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Straight line....clearly. What happens when it has to go around a corner ?
I searched for videos of S7s on a track or track reviews and I haven't been able to find much... I shall keep looking. It is a flat out race car, which is all any review says. I did read one review that said it had a bit of understeer.

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Straight line....clearly. What happens when it has to go around a corner ?
Saw it on track during the Spanish GT championship in 2001, it beat all the other GTs (F360s, GT3RSRs etc..), and produced that typical big block V8 sound. Awesome.

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Here's a link: http://www.gtsport.es/index.asp?pagi...nyo=2009&mes=1

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I was just curious if anyone knows the going price of the S7 TT? I know the average price for an '03 S7 which is naturally aspirated is in the low to mid $300,000 USD range.

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