Mar 25, 2008

Saleen S5S Raptor Concept

Car maker Saleen unveiled a new concept supercar, the S5S Raptor, at the New York Auto Show 2008. The Raptor is a two seat mid-engine super car. It will be powered by a Saleen 5.0L Supercharged Engine, that burns either petrol or E85 ethanol blended fuels. It's engine can produce 650hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, that is more than enough to go 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds!

The Saleen S5S Raptor concept features an aluminium chassis. The interior of the car can be illuminated by the sun or the city lights through the solar-tented scenic roof that covers the cockpit. The aesthetics for the Raptor were developed by ASC Creative Services, America's largest independent automotive design firm.

The brake system features 15-inch (381 mm) front rotors with 6 piston calipers, and 13-inch (308 mm) rear rotors with dual piston calipers for maximum stopping power. Road holding traction is provided by the 275/35 ZR20 and 315/35/ZR20 Pirelli Rosso tires that wrap the 20' forged aluminum front and rear wheels respectively. The unique black-diamond and carbon fiber finish on the wheels make them as stunning as they are strong.

Production of Saleen S5S Raptor will start in 2010 and it's price tag is estimated as US$185,000.


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