Reborn Saleen S7 Le Mans Edition Unveiled With 1,300 HP


Limited to just seven examples at a price of $1 million each.

It was America’s supercar of the early 2000s and it’s been out of production for years. But now the Saleen S7 is back with the 1,300-hp Le Mans Edition. The Southern California-based Saleen has just announced the re-launch, though the S7 Le Mans Edition is limited to just seven examples with a price tag of $1 million each. “True to form, we are bringing back America’s only true supercar,” an obviously happy Steve Saleen said. “We are celebrating our winning heritage and advancing the performance DNA that Saleen was built around.”

If you recall a few weeks ago at LA, Saleen unveiled its new S1 supercar, but that’s an entirely new design whereas the S7 Le Mans Edition looks nearly identical to the original S7. Little has changed in 20 years, although the new S7 Le Mans Edition has nearly triple the horsepower of the original. The original’s 7.0-liter V8 engine is back, only now it’s been twin-turbocharged. All of that power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed synchromesh transmission with a limited-slip differential. Also like the original, the chassis is a lightweight steel frame with Honeycomb composite body panels.

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The exterior styling, literally unchanged from the 2000 model year, was designed to move air as it moves forward. Inside there’s a rear view camera with interior LCD display, a 240 mph speedometer, race-inspired central-mounted digital tachometer with S&R-styling shift lights, fully adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column, and power windows and locks. Creature comforts include a/c, a modern sound system, Alcantara and suede seats, performance sport seating, aluminum and color accents, and a custom-fitted driver position. Of course, there’s also special Le Mans trim. As far as we know, all seven examples are still available but we doubt they will be for much longer.

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