What does more than 2,200 horsepower sound like? Any of us could guess that an output that gargantuan doesn't enter the world like a gentle breeze, but putting an actual voice to it could require some imagination. That is, unless you happened to have a video of a ridiculously tuned Saleen S7 going for broke on a dyno run.

We'll admit that, for the most part, this video is just an impressively loud and fun thing to spend a minute and a half watching. But the video does raise a couple of questions, too. First and foremost: an all-wheel-drive S7... what the what? To the best of our understanding, the S7 was always a rear-drive car. Now, the same tuner that has enough cash to give the car this much power might also be wacky enough to hack in an AWD system, it's true. Or, we could just be dealing with user error on the part of the YouTuber. We've heard reports of a new Saleen supercar in the planning, but we doubt this is it.

Anyway, watch some motive majesty below, or fast-forward to about 35 seconds in if you're in a rush.


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      11fiveoh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Take this monster to the Texas mile.
      Dave
      • 1 Year Ago
      When they brought it up towards red line some of my hair fell out.
      Eddy A
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looked like the whole car flexed in the middle. That thing is horrifying.
      Beancounter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man, watching this with some in ear headphones at night scared me a little. Just look at the cable on the wall and how it gets tossed by the exhaust. That's craziness.
      Jhambi Man
      • 1 Year Ago
      As others mentioned, it is 4wd. Also, I doubt this is full boost as they were originally shooting for more like 3-4k hp. Insane ride, although there isn't much of the saleen left in there.
      nomadsto
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you listen very carefully at :43 you hear THIS IS SPARTA!
      onewayroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      Their channel is totalrace watch?v=CKTAO92CYeI&feature=c4-overview&list=UU4E7gnjAfUzk-ySrQVnvFGg
        onewayroll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @onewayroll
        Proline billet custom specs 10L engine, 4500HP power level for 1/4 and one mile racing. Air shifted sequential transmission with torque converter. Race AWD conversion including billet custom "smart" AWD transfer case. ProEFI ECU and Racepak solutions. Twin 100mm turbochargers with dual water/ice intercoolers. That's in info on that other video
      Aaron Clark
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is nothing new. 2000hp is pretty much Standard Operating Procedure at NRE Nelson Racing Engines http://www.youtube.com/user/nelsonracingengines
      Zeus
      • 1 Year Ago
      Incredible and very impressive, but absolutely useless on a street car or anything other than a drag racer / top speed runner. Can't wait to see the more money than brains club rack these into the bushes as quick as the car generates its brutal power. Very cool car and amazing to think people are churning out this kind of power in street legal cars now. The only down side is that this is way more power than you can actually use on the street. Most people purchase things like this for bragging rights sadly.
        nitrostreet
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zeus
        @ Zeus, It's one of those things that many will never understand, but if you want to see how useful 2500 plus HP can be in a street car you need to follow along with drag week kicking off Monday at Bowling Green, Kentucky for their yearly 1300 mile street/drag race jaunt. The Unlimited class will have more than a few 2500 HP Street Cars, they will have a live feed and the drag strips every day next week. http://www.hotrod.com/
          nitrostreet
          • 1 Year Ago
          @nitrostreet
          Like I said, many will never understand, sure you can wreck it if you don't know what you're doing LOL
          Zeus
          • 1 Year Ago
          @nitrostreet
          Like I said...DRAG racing this is fine, for real world roads you can't use this kind of power. Take this down a mountain road, hit a corner with a big crest or an off camber crown and give more than 1/16 of the throttle in 2nd or 3rd and you're going to spin the wheels. People never fail to amaze me on automotive websites. Lot of Alberts.
        LLL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zeus
        Wrong Zeus Todays computer controlled turbo cars can be quite docile o the road with a nice streetable map set up on the CCU. Hot Rod's Power Tour guys make over 3000 hp and drive just fine on the street..for the thousand mile they drive on the Tour. On the fly adjustable waistgates,timing and fuel etc.. make the days of overheating and rough driving Hyper-cars, a thing of the past(when done correctly)..
          Zeus
          • 1 Year Ago
          @LLL
          Wrong LLL...if you come into a corner with any kind of crest or off camber crown you are not going to be able to put any of this power down in a corner. I don't care what Hot Rod's Power Tour guys are making, for any kind of back road or track with linked corners this would be slower than a car with 1/4 the power that can put its power to the ground. Drag racing and straight line are a different story, but in this case I'm not wrong. You can't use this power on real world roads.
        Grey Golem
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zeus
        I dunno. I think if you own this, you genuinely enjoy going fast. Very, very fast. I think you can also probably afford a track day or two. Man. Could you imagine trying to tame this thing so that you could feed power on, coming around a medium speed sweeper? Stuff that's flat out in other cars would be part throttle hair raising adventure in something like that. That's a genuine 'sport within a sport' right there. :)
      Patrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FONN-0uoTHI
      theharpyeagle
      • 1 Year Ago
      There should be an entirely different category for cars with that kind of monster power - it's way beyond your ordinary supercars.
        AddLightness
        • 1 Year Ago
        @theharpyeagle
        Hypercars
          k_m94
          • 1 Year Ago
          @AddLightness
          People consider a Bugatti Veyron a hypercar, and it has half the power pushing twice the weight. This must be an ultraextraomegaalphabeastcar
      Ryan Schneider
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just went from 6 o'clock to high-noon......
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