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Old 07-24-2009
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Default 2010 Saleen 435S: High Performance Value. Unmistakably Saleen.

2010 SALEEN 435S:
“In these difficult economic times we wanted our first vehicle
to deliver a lot for an affordable price,”
-- Mike Shields, CEO of Saleen Performance Vehicles.

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., July 24, 2009 – Saleen Performance Vehicles today unveiled its first 2010 product, the Saleen 435S, based on the new 2010 Ford Mustang. The introduction took place as part of the Special Vehicle Team Owners Association’s annual “Mustang Week” event. The 435S is the first vehicle launched under Saleen’s new ownership, following the purchase of Saleen Inc. earlier this year.

This car continues the Saleen tradition of offering limited-edition, high-performance vehicles for enthusiasts who are looking for an exhilarating driving experience, with refined drivability for real-world road conditions.

The 435S is designed to provide affordable, high-value performance.

“In these difficult economic times we wanted our first vehicle to deliver a lot for an affordable price,” said Mike Shields, CEO of Saleen Performance Vehicles. “It was created much more for ‘go’ than for show. We focused on power and handling, and it’s a great platform to build on if a customer wants to take it farther later on.”

The heart of the car’s performance is its 4.6-liter, 3-valve SOHC V8 engine, complete with a Saleen Series VI twin-screw supercharger and two-stage intercooler. This engine produces a vigorous 435 horsepower and 425 lb.-ft. of torque, is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, and has a 3.73:1 rear axle ratio with limited-slip differential.

The car rides 1.5 inches lower than a Mustang GT, thanks to its Saleen Racecraft performance suspension. The system is designed to reduce body roll, provide nimble, precise handling and improve traction, while retaining the compliant ride of a good daily driver. The suspension package includes springs, a stiffer front stabilizer bar, and nitrogen-pressurized shock absorbers tuned exclusively for the 435S.

The vented brake rotors, front and rear, are slotted and cross-drilled for improved feel and stopping performance. Larger, 14-inch slotted front rotors with 4-piston calipers are available as an option.

The 435S has the Saleen-signature long, low, sleek looks and aggressive stance that have distinguished the company’s previous cars. Traditional Saleen styling cues include an understated trim panel between the taillights with “Saleen” in raised lettering, mesh covers over the fog lights in the grille, and the Saleen name and chevrons as graphic elements placed low on each side. An optional Aero Package includes a lightweight chin splitter and rear spoiler for improved aerodynamics.

Other exterior highlights include unique, 18-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels (19- and 20-inch wheels are available), and “435S” lettered on each side of the hood’s power dome.

Inside, the modifications are designed to enhance the driving experience and to express the car’s character. These include a new, short-throw shifter for quick, precise gear-changing performance, and new, driver-oriented gauges. These uniquely styled gauges retain Mustang’s MyColor™ capabilities that allow the owner to select from more than 125 custom colors for the instrument cluster. The car’s identity is highlighted by a Saleen logo embroidered on the headrests.

“All in all, we believe the 435S is the right car at the right time,” said Shields. “It’s a terrific performance value that we’re proud to offer. And this is just the first of many great Saleen vehicles we’ll be launching in the future.”

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About Saleen Performance Vehicles
Saleen Performance Vehicles is a manufacturer of limited-edition, high-performance cars and trucks, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Saleen vehicles embody sophistication in engineering, styling and performance, resulting in a dynamic driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined. Together with its sister companies, Cyltec LLC, Control-Tec LLC, Power-Tec LLC and Arrow Racing, Saleen encompasses a broad range of capabilities and services in automotive design, development and manufacturing. For more information, please visit the Saleen Performance Vehicles website at
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Standard Features

Engine: 281 cid (4.6L) 3-valve SOHC V8
- 435 hp @ 5800 rpm
- 425 lb.-ft. torque @ 4000 rpm
Saleen port-matched Series VI integrated twin-screw supercharger
Dual-stage water-to-air intercooler system
Hi-flow inlet tube, air box cover & filter
Saleen performance calibration
5-speed manual transmission with limited-slip differential, 3.73:1 final drive

Racecraft Suspension
Front: MacPherson struts with sport-tuned coil springs, nitrogen pressurized shocks, 1.38 in. tubular stabilizer bar with urethane pivot bushings
Rear: 3-link live axle with sport-tuned coil

Brakes, Wheels & Tires
Power-assisted, 4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS
- 12.4 in. slotted & cross-drilled front rotors with 2-piston calipers
- 11.8 in. slotted & cross-drilled rear rotors with single-piston calipers
18-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels
Pirelli high-performance tires
Optional 19-inch, 5 spoke charcoal alloy wheels

Saleen 435S fender badging
Unique mesh fog light grilles
435S hood graphics
Unique rear body panel with raised Saleen lettering
Saleen chevron door graphics
Saleen windshield graphic
Optional Aero Package, includes chin splitter and rear spoiler

Leather sport seats with custom-embroidered head restraints
Saleen short-throw shifter with leather-wrapped aluminum shift knob
Unique, Saleen white-faced gauges with MyColor™ feature

Specifications and downloadble PDF hero card added 7/24/2004
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