The highly respected tuning firm has just released a unique Mustang that pays tribute to a multi-talented racing driver.
So who the hell is George Follmer? If you’re under the age of 50 and your knowledge of long retired race drivers is limited, then you’ll need an answer to this question. Follmer competed in various motorsport events in the 1960s and 70s such as the Indianapolis 500, Can-Am, NASCAR and even Formula One. Consider the man multi-talented behind the wheel. And now Saleen has unveiled a tuned Mustang that bears his name.
The 2014 Saleen George Follmer Edition Mustang is part one of a trilogy of vehicles that also honors fellow racing legends Mark Donohue and Swede Savage. The latter two drivers will soon be given their tributes with a unique Saleen-tuned Camaro and Barracuda, respectively. Deubting at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the latest Saleen Mustang features a tri-color paint job as it takes styling inspiration from the 1962 Boss 302 that was driven by Follmer. Riding on a set of 19" alloys, power comes from a naturally-aspirated V8 that spits out an estimated 470 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed manual.
That extra power can be credited to a retuned ECU, cold air intake and a new throttle body. It also comes with a race-tuned suspension and a loud exhaust note. Set to go on sale sometime next Spring, the Saleen GF Edition Mustang will carry a sticker price of around $75,000. Anyone interested? Saleen just so happens to be taking orders right now.