The Automotive Party Continues

10.27.16 - 2006 Saleen S7

It seems like we have a new celebration of an event in the automotive industry each and every week. Since there have been so many different and highly successful automotive brands through the years it’s easy to see how some would want to celebrate, especially if they’ve had continued longevity in the business. Most recently a boutique automaker has announced they will celebrate an important occasion in their history with a car that will give us something impressive to admire and enjoy. This brand is Saleen and the S7 is making a return but in a different way than we’re used to.

The Saleen S7 is a car that boasts amazing performance and power and is one of the most impressive supercars on the planet. It also happens to be one of the most rare as well and is being brought back to celebrate an important event in the history of the brand. From 1996 until 2002 this brand won racing championships each year and this year marks twenty years since the beginning of that run and the brand has decided to celebrate by bringing back the S7 for us to admire and for a select few customers to actually have the opportunity to own this car.

The S7 will be called the S7 LM and will be limited in production. While that’s expected of this car anyway, this time around the car will be limited to only seven models being built. This seven model collection of cars will offer a different livery, wheel style, interior look and functional performance to make each one different from all the rest. The performance enhancements will allow this collection of S7 models to give more power than the original offered and make for some extremely exciting cars to look at and enjoy.

These seven cars will be powered by a 7.0-liter twin turbocharged engine that’s rated at 1,000 horsepower. This is an increase of 250 horsepower over the original model and all of these car will be built by hand at the Corona, California headquarters of the company. This is a car that hasn’t been in production at all since 2009 and during the time away the company has all but sold all the rights and assets it had, but somehow they have gotten the rights back for the S7 and have created a supercar that will make some of the fastest laps around any track, but with the price these cars will demand, it’s more likely that all seven of the models will end up as collection showpieces rather than racing machines.

According to CEO, Steve Saleen, This is a return of the only truly American supercar on the market today. This is how the brand is celebrating its heritage of winning, which it did for seven years in a row before becoming an afterthought on the racing circuit. I look forward to when we can see all seven of these models shown off at an event so that we can see what they have done to make each one different from the rest and exactly how much they will cost.

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