Saleen Supercar Coming in 2015

Saleen S5S Raptor 2

When the awe-inspiring S5S supercar concept (pictured) at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, it was a sign that Saleen was more than just a go-to for all things Mustang. The firm knows how to build modern supercars, as it had done in the past.

Unfortunately, due to a number of issues, ranging from the 2008 financial crisis, to Steve Saleen’s inability to produce cars under his own name, the project was put on hold until a later date. That later date, according to a recent MotorTrend interview with Steve Saleen, is 2015.

Saleen S5S Raptor

Picking up where the Raptor left off, the new and improved supercar will bear a resemblance both physically and mechanically to the concept we saw back in 2008. Taking note from the previous S7, the S5S would be a lighter, cheaper alternative, in order to compete with the likes of the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C, among others.

Unlike the S7– which held a hefty price tag of $395K– the new supercar is expected to fetch closer to $200K, and might even sport the same 650-hp, 5.0-liter supercharged V8 we saw on the concept nearly five years ago.

Saleen S5S Raptor 2

No other official details have been given just yet, but expect more information to break closer to next year.

PHOTOS: See more of the 2008 Saleen S5S Raptor Concept

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