The introduction of a new generation of a model like the Ford Mustang may be exciting enough in its own right for enthusiasts, but that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, because you know that Ford itself as well as numerous aftermarket tuners will soon follow up with even more desirable versions. And few Mustang tuners carry quite the same clout of Saleen.

Recently reunited after its previous split, Saleen is back on the map and hard at work on new aftermarket modifications for a wide array of muscle cars. We knew it would only be a matter of time before it would release a new 302 Mustang, and now it's sent out the first image to show us what to expect.

Details are scarce, but House that Steve Built says the 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang "is perfectly positioned as the next American exotic." And it should know, considering that it's the same outfit that produced the Saleen S7 that really was a true American exotic. From the teaser image above we can see that Saleen has given its Mustang a new front air dam, a very wide air scoop on the hood and of course Saleen's trademark slat grille.

We'll have to wait to find out more, but given that the outgoing 302 packed as much as 625 supercharged horsepower, we should be in for one seriously wild stallion indeed.


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      Koenigsegg
      • 10 Months Ago
      why do they always remove the front, all the cars look the same. A car needs a face and they always remove everything from it, ruined the tesla by taking off the nosecone
      Ryan
      • 10 Months Ago
      Perhaps something to challenge the 707hp Hellcat?
      Truckguy
      • 10 Months Ago
      Saleen's design crew has always been 10 years behind the curve; boy racer Crenshaw Geegaws galore. They've screwed up again.
      Brodz
      • 10 Months Ago
      Wow looks great. Would love to see some different angles. I'd be more interested in a naturally aspirated V8 though... just to see what natural ponies can be derived from the coyote.
      ffelix422
      • 10 Months Ago
      It does look like a Camaro! And that pisses me off. Why would I pay, what will most likely be, $75K+ for this? Why change/remove the cars innate character.
      Caio Lima Caldas
      • 7 Months Ago

      I think saleen should build your own muscle car !!

      protovici
      • 10 Months Ago
      Is that a Cormaro?
      Biff Tannen
      • 10 Months Ago
      That's an awesome looking Camaro
        BF4ALTF
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Biff Tannen
        Somewhat ironic, since the Camaro was almost as blatant a copy of the Mustang as the HHR was of the PT Cruiser. I guess your truly a thief when people consider your copy the original.
      WhoMeWhere
      • 10 Months Ago
      I like this over the stock Ford front end. The stock one seems to lack a defined shape and this fixes that problem
      Jesus!
      • 10 Months Ago
      Wow! That looks SOOO much better than that hideous standard front end. And I hate tons of black plastic.
        EXP Jawa
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Jesus!
        It's really not, IMHO, but I know you hate the S550, so... To me, it looks like they're trying to apply an older S197 nose to the S550, and topping it with a Chevy hood scoop. And somehow, the proportions seem off. I expect that the car will look a bit different than the impression this gives once we can see side and 3/4 views. From what is shown in this one render, its hard to really tell what they have in mind...
          EXP Jawa
          • 10 Months Ago
          @EXP Jawa
          Well, I'm glad you like it. To me, it looks like a mash-up of existing bits and pieces and offers nothing as a cohesive unit. Say what you want about the stock nose, but at least it all works together. I will agree, to an extent, regarding the quarter window shape. But I'm planning to order a convertible, so its not really an issue for me. Either way, we'll have to wait until Saleen decides to release more renders to really get a handle on their new design. This one, from straight-on, doesn't really tell much of a story, so I'm reserving final judgement.
          Jesus!
          • 10 Months Ago
          @EXP Jawa
          Exp you are correct I cannot stand that mangled Fusion looking front end. I don't like the Accord window profile or that ridiculous massive black plastic piece along the back. Ford had a chance to make something real special and they destroyed it. This Saleen front end fixes the awkward looking front that looks too overdone and cleans it up to give it a simple muscle car look. If they can fix that back end I might actually like this version!
      John J
      • 10 Months Ago
      Not an american muscle car fan at all...but that thing looks like a Camaro. At first I thought it was a chinese knock-off.
      carguy1701
      • 10 Months Ago
      Saleen's designs normally place function over form but...did it HAVE to look like a Camaro?
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