2013, Saleen Mustang, Launches Heritage Collection and Recovery of war Muscle Cars. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first victory of Steve Saleen in the race and nearly 30 years of the company (in 2014), Saleen has not one but three cars attempting to resurrect the past.
Of the three cars presented, one was the “steel and plastic”, the other two had to settle for the moment designs. They should be unveiled soon. The revealed on the Laguna Seca and the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach model is the Saleen George Follmer Edition. Based on the 2014 version of the Ford Mustang, the 2013 Saleen Mustang honors George Follmer, ephemeral F1 driver in 1973 (5 points with a 3rd place in Spain), the year of the death of Francis CEVERT.
2013 Saleen Mustang Tribute to the Boss 302 1969
Best known in the USA, is double champion Follmer Trans-Am Series in 1972 and 1976. At this time it ferraillait against … Mark Donohue is one of two drivers that Saleen pays homage with these Heritage Collection. The 2013 Saleen Mustang is adorned with a two-tone paint with a high black part, raised by a white roof. The lower part about it is a bright red illuminated by a white band that refines the silhouette of the car. This painting adorned the No. 16 Mustang Boss 302 that flew Follmer in 1969.
2013 Saleen Mustang Interior
Inside was no different with red and black leather throughout the cabin. Note that the car gets around logos “GF” and “Saleen Heritage Collection”. The wheels are again directly inspired by those eras, with a design more “chubby”, than what we are used to seeing on preparations 2013 Saleen Mustang . The rear quarter window is hidden and in the dark background of the body while the rear receives “peaks” as the period Fastback. On the cover there is also real (and functional) pins as race.
2013 Saleen Mustang Wholesale 5-liter V8 and a Price too Inflated
A large air intake on the hood even allows large air cube V8 5 liter in 2013 Saleen Mustang (302 cubic inches exactly) to breathe and develop a team rather filled with 470 horses (50 more than the standard). Expected to return, this special edition will be well on limited edition. A $ 75 000 tip (56 300 euros) it is 40 thousand dollars more expensive than the GT Premium and even 20,000 more expensive than a very venomous Shelby GT500 and its 622 horses.
Camaro, 2013 Saleen Mustang and Barracuda, Winning Trio
The other two vehicles against 2013 Saleen Mustang are presented a special edition, Chevrolet Camaro Mark Donohue, who gets the aesthetics of the Camaro number 6 that Donohue piloted in 1969 and Plymouth Barracuda Swede Savage Edition based on the number 42 car in 1970. Of course, the Barracuda is as you can see a Dodge Challenger changed. With these three special models (all sold at $ 75,000), Saleen plays the nostalgia card and return to the battle of muscle cars of 60-70 years.
2013 Saleen Mustang Side & Back View
“All our vehicles 2013 Saleen Mustang Heritage Collection range have been designed and prepared to maintain the authentic heritage of the original race cars. Driving and seeing the new versions of each Saleen cars I quickly pulled back to a time that I have personally experienced with these cars in the 60s and 70s, “said Steve Saleen a somewhat nostalgic.
2013 Saleen Mustang Tragic Destiny
2013 Saleen Mustang: Just as Mark Donohue and George Follmer, Swede Savage was also a pilot for Trans-Am Series, but he also was feeling the car. In 1973 while attending his second Indianapolis 500, he suffered a spectacular crash he miraculously emerged alive. Unfortunately 33 days after the accident, he was dying from complications in the hospital.
The path Donohue is also tragic. Brilliant pilot, Donohue was Trans-Am Champion (champion 68, 69 and 71) but also Can-Am (1973). He won races in NASCAR and even his name to list of “500 miles” in 1972 with Penske. Penske that follows F1 with the first “real” season in 1975. August 19, 1975 (38 years ago to the day), he released the track abruptly during the warm-up race in Zeltweg in Austria. Seemingly unscathed he was likely a brain hemorrhage. He fell into a coma that night and died two days later.
Tragic destinies and iconic cars. Enough to feed the passions. These three 2013 Saleen Mustang, which takes away your vote and your heart?
Note that everyone hoped a new supercar 2013 Saleen Mustang signed. It seems that will have to wait some time to see a descent to the Saleen S7.