The Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is a Tier 5 car in CSR2. With a time of 7.577s. for the 1/2 mile it is one of the faster Tier 5 cars. The Elite Saleen with 5 yellow stars is quite faster.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Specifications
The real Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Similar to Carroll Shelby several decades before him, Steve Saleen made a name for himself in motorsport and developed a close relationship with the Ford Motor Company by driving racing Mustangs in the SCCA Tras-Am Series. Saleen brought all his racing experience into his own S7, which debuted in Monterey in August 2000 and was to be the culmination of modern super sports cars.
When it was launched in 2002, the S7 was the only street-legal car in the U.S. with more than 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. The media and S7 owners raved about the car, and it was called the fastest American car in the world by numerous automotive magazines.
By the late 1990s, it was pretty obvious to Saleen’s product planners that horsepower and torque figures were trending upward, especially among supercar suppliers. And performance figures that looked spectacular at the time can seem quite ordinary a few years later. So Saleen engineers have been working toward this day since they first drew the line for the original S7’s 7-liter engine on a computer screen.
This is the first major change to the S7 since its introduction, and it’s a BIG change because 750 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, numbers that should hound the competition for a long time.
Aerodynamics have also been put to the test for 2005. Unless you put the new Saleen S7 Twin Turbo next to one of the original 2002 models, you probably won’t notice that the 2005 version has a different diffuser/rear spoiler and reshaped front fenders to enhance the already sleek, sweeping and aerodynamic contours of the S7. On the 2005 S7 Twin Turbo, the redesigned front and rear diffusers, along with the new rear spoiler, result in a 40 percent reduction in drag and a 60 percent increase in downforce.
A new-generation six-speed transmission with a unique Saleen housing transfers power to the wheels. The clutch is an organic-metallic 8.0-inch double-disc unit with hydraulic actuation.
A major handling improvement for 2005 comes from the use of coil springs, which have a two-stage design. The first spring has a lower spring rate than the single springs installed in the current S7, resulting in a softer ride during normal road driving. But if you remember history, you know that the S7 is a flat-bottomed, downforce car. The faster you go, the more downforce the S7 develops. In the case of the S7’s new two-stage springs, the second, stiffer spring comes into play at about 100 mph, when the car starts to develop serious downforce.
More about the Saleen S7
The CSR2 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
The Saleen can fit 128 Fusion parts, so far nothing special. The best 1/2 mile time for the S7 is 7.577s.
The 5 yellow star Elite Saleen S7 makes the 1/2 mile in 7.017s.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo tune and shift pattern
|Saleen S7 Twin Turbo|
|NOS||195 / 4.0|
|Tires||0 / 100|
|Wining shift pattern||Start at 5.200rpm (little left of green), 21mph 2nd & NOS, rest shifts at 7.800rpm|
|Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Elite Lvl 50|
|NOS||204 / 4.0|
|Tires||0 / 100|
|Wining shift pattern||Start at 5.200rpm (little left of green, needle drop), 3.600rpm 2nd and NOS, rest shifts at 7.800rpm|