As if the Saleen S7 wasn’t already amazing enough. When it came out in the early 2000s, the S7 had 550 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque from a 7.0-liter Ford V8 (from just 3,000 revs you had 500 lb-ft alone). The motor was basically one of Ford’s NASCAR V8s that Steve Saleen adapted for road use. The car, at the time, also had more downforce than any other car in the world, and it was one of the first to really manipulate air the way we see the current C7 Corvette Stingray doing it.
The Saleen S7 was an all-carbon fiber body and tub that only weighed about 2,750 lbs. Oh, and did I mention it only had a 6-speed manual gearbox?
But then when the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT came barking past the 3.9 second 0-60 and 7.7 second 0-100 time of the S7, Saleen had to do something. How about add a twin-turbo setup that would be good for 750 horsepower? Yeah, that’ll do. Dubbed the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, it could hit 60 mph in the low 3-second range, and get through the 1/4 mile at just 10.9 seconds while doing 140 mph. And you could still get to 100 mph in 6.2 seconds… or around the time a V6 Camaro gets to 60.
Still, none of this has been enough for some people, especially when you see the video below.
The owner of the orange Saleen S7 Twin Turbo has 2,200 horsepower and all-wheel drive. Yes, two thousand and two hundred horsies with all-wheel drive. It literally tries to get free from the dyno like a caged monster in a CGI movie. It’s rather intense.
[Photos taken from NetCarShow.com]