CarNewsCafe was invited to witness the official unveiling of the 2015 Saleen Mustang. Judging from the cheers in the crowd, this unveiling means Steve Saleen is back and the company is alive and kicking.
2015 Saleen Mustang
The 2015 Saleen Mustang keeps the Saleen heritage alive. Available in three models, the White, Yellow and Black labels offer various power outputs. The White label comes with a 450-HP 302ci 5.0L V8 and a 6-Speed Manual or an optional Automatic transmission. The Yellow Label comes with a 730-HP 302ci Supercharged 5.0L V8, also with a 6-Speed Manual or optional Automatic transmission. Finally, the top of the line Black label comes with a 450-HP 302ci 5.0L V8, 730-HP 302ci Supercharged 5.0L V8 [302 SSC] as well as the 6-Speed Manual or optional Automatic transmission.
2015 Saleen Mustang Price
The White label starts at Starting MSRP $42,754, the Yellow label, $53,720 and finally, the Black label, $73,214.
2015 Saleen Mustang Improvements
Steve Saleen is more than a tuner, in fact, Saleen is an OEM manufacturer. What impressed me with Steve is his uncanny way of looking at the entire car in a wholistic way. And yes, that is wholistic with a W, as in the whole thing. Steve gets a stripped down version of a Ford Mustang, or any other car, for that matter of fact, and rebuilds it adding performance at every level.
My original meeting with Steve was almost a year ago when he was working on the Tesla Motors Model S. He told me he was able to look at “every food group” and improve upon it. Steve took me in the Saleen R&D Model S around the track for a few laps and proved he was able to squeeze even more performance from the Model S.
2015 Saleen Mustang Overall Look
Overall, the 2015 Saleen Mustang improves on the already much improved new Mustang look. The BASF yellow paint seen here in the official 2015 Saleen Mustang unveiling looks stunning, deep and inviting. A few flairs were added, along with copious amount of carbon front and back diffusers for added downforce. The car manages to look aggressive without going overboard, considering its 740 HP. Steve told us if you can put 104 octane, the car should be able to push out 765 HP through its supercharged unit.
But words are just words, so we invite you to view some pictures and a video to get your appetite wet.
It’s good to see Steve Saleen on top of his game and the Saleen company back on track, pun intended. Although the new Mustang improves in many ways, notably with a much awaited redesigned rear axles, the 2015 Saleen Mustang pushes the bar even higher.