• Sep 12, 2006
Before Ford and Hertz ever thought of resurrecting the original Rent-A-Racer, Saleen and Budget Rent-A-Car beat them to it. Saleen built 30 special S281 Mustangs for Budget back in 1996, and the number 14 car is our RR of the Day today. Along with all of the standard (or not-so-standard) Saleen modifications, which included a tuned Racecraft suspension, 3.27:1 factory gears, a Saleen/Borla exhaust and Mach 460 sound system, the Budget cars also rolled on 18-inch Speedline mag wheels. Flickr member pthornton has added a long list of his own performance mods. After rolling his Budget Saleen on the dyno to the tune of 377 rear-wheel horsepower and 376 ft-lbs. of torque, it's clear this car will send a Shelby GT-H back to the airport with tailpipe lodged firmly between its legs. Nice rare ride, pthornton.

If you'd like to see your own ride featured here, simply upload photos of your ride into our Flickr group. We select one image to highlight each week day, and on the weekend let you vote for a RR of the Week. Detailed instructions can be found after the jump.



Instructions for submitting to Autoblog's RR of the Day:
Create a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!


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      • 8 Years Ago
      That is one nice stang pthornton.
      • 8 Years Ago
      meh
      • 8 Years Ago
      Might be fast, but man that car is ugly.
      The front grill is awful.
      • 8 Years Ago


      The airport? Oh, that's about a 20-minute drive. I'll be there in 10 minutes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rent car Moldova
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very nice car. I've always had a special place in my heart for Saleen's ever since my neighbor across the street got a brnad new S281 for Christmas. Now I wanna see some burnout videos like I've seen with the GT-H
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jimbo is probably one of those people that likes fake scoops and glue on body spoilers... you know, stuck in the 80s kinda person....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very cool!
      Rent car Moldova at acceptable prices
      • 8 Years Ago
      Probably too much car for Ohmy to drive