Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saleen-S7-Twin-Turbo


Designed by engineers, the S7’s engine and drivetrain incorporate the latest in modern racing technology. The new all-aluminum V8 engine casting was engineered and tooled by Saleen to displace seven liters. Redline is 6500 rpm. Space age materials and engineering are used throughout, including stainless steel valves, titanium retainers, beryllium exhaust valve seats, an aluminum throttle body, Saleendesigned aluminum CNC-machined cylinder heads and stainless steel exhaust system. An exclusive Saleen-designed Front Engine Accessory Drive (FEAD) system results in an extremely compact engine, allowing for better packaging and overall weight distribution. The V8 incorporates a unique Saleen-designed side-mounted water pump, a belt-driven camshaft drive and a Saleen-engineered dry sump oil delivery system. The engine’s mid-chassis placement optimizes weight distribution and center of gravity, making room for an unusually tall engine that allows for a very efficient induction system. Air enters a roof intake, passes through a 90-mm mass air meter and feeds into a carbon fiber plenum. From the plenum the air is routed to the twin ball bearing turbos, is pressurized to 5.5 psi max and then passes through an oval-bore throttle body into an aluminum intake manifold with eight individual runners.

Saleen-S7-Twin-Turbo

The 19th-century American social arbiter, Ward McAllister, the man who originated the concept of defining elite groups by the numeral 400, once said, “A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich.”
These days, however, for those looking to dabble in the world of ultra-expensive cars, a million doesn’t go as far as it used to. In fact, if one bought the awesomely fast, incredibly sexy Saleen S7 Twin Turbo in Europe for $670,000, the change from that million would just about pay for gas and insurance.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Country of Origin: United States
Price in U.S.: $555,000
Budweiser says it’s the “King of Beers.” The Saleen S7 has earned the right to call itself the “King of Cars.” It is the world’s fastest and most expensive automobile.

Entry Filed under: Most expensiveThe 19th-century American social arbiter, Ward McAllister, the man who originated the concept of defining elite groups by the numeral 400, once said, “A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich.”
These days, however, for those looking to dabble in the world of ultra-expensive cars, a million doesn’t go as far as it used to. In fact, if one bought the awesomely fast, incredibly sexy Saleen S7 Twin Turbo in Europe for $670,000, the change from that million would just about pay for gas and insurance.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Country of Origin: United States
Price in U.S.: $555,000
Budweiser says it’s the “King of Beers.” The Saleen S7 has earned the right to call itself the “King of Cars.” It is the world’s fastest and most expensive automobile

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