It's so worth it.
The Saleen S7 first arrived on the scene 20 years ago and was built until 2009. During its nine-year lifespan, Saleen's first built-from-the-ground-up supercar made quite an impression within the US and abroad. If you didn't already know, Saleen, founded by Steve Saleen, is based in Southern California, and back in 2017 it announced plans to build a new supercar called the S1, though production has yet to get underway. Also that year, Saleen revealed the S7 Le Mans Edition, a 1,300-horsepower version limited to just seven examples priced at $1 million each.
The S7 LM, though it may look mostly identical to the original from the outside, has nearly triple the horsepower of the original. The 7.0-liter Ford Windsor V8 (a version of the same V8 found in older versions of the Ford Mustang) from the original S7 was used, albeit twin-turbocharged for a total of 1,000 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque.
Like any proper analog supercar, a six-speed manual routes that power to the rear wheels and a limited-slip differential. Even the brakes are Saleen-branded monoblock calipers over slotted, two-piece floating rotors on all four corners. There are 19- and 20-inch wheels front/rear wearing Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber. Saleen claims a top speed in excess of 240 mph. Like the original, the S7 LM's chassis is a lightweight steel frame with Honeycomb composite body panels. Little exterior styling changed from the original S7s, such as the roof-mounted intake, adjustable rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and always cool butterfly doors.
The interior boasts Sparco seats, with four-point harnesses, trimmed in black leather and Alcantara along with yellow accents and "Le Mans" embroidery. Creature comforts include air conditioning, a backup camera, and power windows.
With just seven of these recommissioned S7 LMs in existence, they rarely come up for sale, but today is one of those rare occasions. Bring A Trailer is currently auctioning this flawless S7 LM with only 158 miles on its clock.
Originally built in 2007, it was recommissioned to LM specifications in 2018 and received the usual LM series of upgrades, such as a rear lip spoiler, rear diffuser, side skirts, and an enclosed underbody. As of this writing, the bidding is above $560,000 and the auction won't end until Friday, November 27. Will the final price hit $1 million? Exceed it? This is definitely an auction to watch.