Saleen is saluting our troops with the introduction of a limited edition Patriot Mustang. Yes, another Mustang variant, but this one celebrates military servicemen and women if that makes any difference to you. A total of 24 will be built - eight each in red, white, and blue. Each one includes Saleen's supercharger, which boosts horsepower up to 465 and torque to 425 lb-ft, as well as an upgraded suspension, 20-inch wheels and tires, and a body kit with a new front and rear fascia and side skirts. Inside, the Patriot gets reupholstered leather seats, new gauges, short throw shifter, and more while pricing is set at $51,295. For active military personnel, Saleen is also offering a $500 cash incentive, as well as one free day at its performance driving school. A short press release and a comprehensive list of specs and features can be seen after the jump.

[Source: MustangBlog.com]


PRESS RELEASE

"At Saleen we value our military servicemen and women as they defend our country at home and abroad. They repesent the true pride and strength of America and as America's premiere niche vehicle manufacturer, Saleen wants to salute them. So, as a way to say welcome home to our troops Saleen will build 24 special edition S281 Supercharged cars in Red, White and Blue (8 vehicles per color)"

ENGINE

281 CID (4.6L) 3-Valve SOHC V8, 465 HP @ 5800 RPM, 425 lb-ft TQ @ 4000 RPM, 3.55? x 3.54? Bore & Stroke, 39 lb/hr Fuel Injectors, 98 mm MAF, Port Matched Series VI Integrated Twin-Screw Supercharger, Dual-Stage Water-to-Air Intercooler System, Hi-Flow Inlet Tube, Air Box Cover & Filter, PowerFlash tm Performance Calibration, 2.5? Stainless Steel Center Exhaust System

DRIVETRAIN

5-Speed Manual Transmission, with 8.8? Differential, 3.31:1 Final Drive, RACECRAFT SUSPENSION, Linear-Rate, Coil Springs (F/R), Sway Bars, 1.38? with HD Bushings (F) .79? (R), Front Struts (N2), Rear Shocks (N2), Three-Link, Live Rear Axle with Panhard Rod

BRAKING SYSTEM

Power Assisted 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, 12.4" Vented Front Disc Brake System, 11.8" Vented Rear Disc Brake

WHEELS & TIRES

20" Chrome Finished Alloy, High Performance Dunlop Tires, Tire Pressure Monitoring System

EXTERIOR

Injection Molded Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO), Front & Rear Fascias, Injection Molded TPO Side Skirts & Door Cladding, Front Grille, Integrated Front Turn Signals, Rear Center Body Panel, Rear Spoiler & End Caps, S281 Supercharged Graphics & Identification, RF Red Saleen Windshield Graphic, RF Red Saleen Bumper Insert, RF Red Serialized Front Bumper, Serialized Engine Bay Plaque, Championship Wreath Graphic

INTERIOR

Leather Performance Driving Seats with Red Stitching, 6-Way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat & Power Lumbar, 6-Gauge Instrument Cluster with 200 MPH Speedometer & MyColor Feature, Chrome Dash Vent Bezels, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Badge, Leather Shift Boot with Red Stitching, Leather-Wrapped Billet Shift Knob & Short-Throw Shifter, Performance Driving Pedals with Driver Foot Brace, Serialized Dash Plaque, S281 Floor Mats & Aluminum Door Sill Plates, Saleen Key Fob, One-Touch Up/Down Power Windows, AM/FM/CD Sound System, Two Power Outlets, Variable-Speed Windshield Wipers, Air Conditioning, Rear Window Defroster, Dual Power Side-View Mirrors, Saleen/Eagle One Detail Kit, Owner's Document Portfolio & Warranty Guide

SAFETY & SECURITY

Dual-Stage Airbags, Driver's Seat Position Sensor, Crash Severity Sensor, Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children (Latch) Safety Seats, Remote Keyless & Illuminated Entry System 3-Point Safety Belts for All Seating Positions, Side-Impact Door Beams

In addition to a great new commemorative product, active military personnel (Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard) purchasing a new '06 or '07 Saleen from dealer inventory will recieve a $500 cash incentive and a 1 Day performance driving school training (or $1000 cash) to acquaint them with how to handle their new Saleen.


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