Saleen S7 Competition makes quick impression

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 More details and photos of this particular ill-fated S7 that would soon fall off a transport truck after the jump.


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