• Sep 18, 2006
UPDATE: Pics and account of damaged Saleen S7 Competition removed at request of photographer and owner.


Bugatti made a splash by offering the world a full 1,000 hp in its Veyron production car. Turned out to be DIN instead of SAE so the actual number was a tad shy of the half-ton mark, 987 to be exact. Around that time, American specialty maker Saleen had just decided to turbocharge its 550-hp racecar-for-the-street S7 to bring the rating up to a more supercar worthy 750. But they also had something even more ferocious in the wings, the competition package.

The competition package is a new option from Saleen that adds an additional 33% to the already incredible 750-hp S7 twin-turbo model introduced in 2005, which gives the S7 Competition a total of 1,000 horsepower. Besides the extra boost, the competition package also includes changes to the suspension and bodywork, with a revised nose and rear diffuser. Also available, and shown on the photo car, is the optional aerodynamic package that includes the huge carbon fiber rear wing and front splitter. This makes an already quick S7 tt perform better than just about anything available for street use. Read the whole story and see the full gallery at Fast-Autos.net. More details and photos of this particular ill-fated S7 that would soon fall off a transport truck after the jump.

[Source: Fast-Auos.net]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Aside from the first paragraph, the story on Fast-Autos.net is a direct copy of nearly two year old Twin Turbo press release from the 2005 NAIAS.

      I've looked at many S7s very closely, and I can't notice any changes from the standard spec diffuser, splitter and bodywork.

      I am guessing this package only has increased boost and a rear wing, but I could be wrong.




      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh NO!!!! that is one of the most painful pictures I have seen. I wonder what kind of insurance the shipper has.
      gkz
      • 8 Years Ago
      As Bugatti has been keen to point out in magazine articles of the Veyron, the engines are making more power than advertised so that you get at least 1000 hp in either unit of measure...

      other than that, comparisons between the Veyron and S7 aren't really valid. One is a barely desguised racecar, and the other is a stupidly fast GT.

      • 8 Years Ago
      That poor poor innocent car..
      It hadn't done anything to deserve that. Shame on the shipper for hurting the car like that.. Atleast it didn't end up like the ferrari involved with a shady softwaredeveloper a few months back.. Ferrari scrap makes babyjebus frown.. Saleen scrap would probably make Him howl..
      • 8 Years Ago
      VERY NICE....HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A QUICK FIX.

      Here is some videos of it in action

      Delievery First Drive
      http://youtube.com/watch?v=6D3NMHP2-Nw

      Speeding Down PCH
      http://youtube.com/watch?v=RNbJjxVXZWk

      Arriving/Parking In Laguna Beach
      http://youtube.com/watch?v=pS59vxX0Rhc

      • 8 Years Ago
      Anyone know what one of these costs?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome car. I guess it just goes to show you can never have too much power.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i love this car. it is a amazing ride in the virtual world "forza" i am sure its just as amazing in real life.

      • 8 Years Ago
      mmmm sad. i saw this on the I-90 last month, it really pops out compared to anything else out there, the red helps of course. pitty about the shipping company.