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Unique of the Week: 2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Darth Vader's car is officially up for auction at eBay Motors: this 2006 black on black Saleen S7 Twin Turbo.

It's rare, expensive, and extremely fast. Sounds perfect. This 2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is currently looking for a new owner. Up for sale on eBay Motors, this hand-built machine is the only model produced by Saleen that wasn't based on an existing chassis. The rear-wheel-drive S7 had its initial debut back in 2000 and was originally powered by a Ford 427 big block naturally-aspirated V8 with 550hp.

This was later replaced in 2005 with a more powerful twin turbo system that increased engine power to 750hp with a top speed of 248mph. It can go from 0 to 60mph in just 2.8 seconds. Its aerodynamic body is composed entirely of carbon fiber with design features like split-channel airflow. Because of this, the super car creates its own downforce at 160mph. In addition to its high-performance, company founder and owner Steve Saleen also wanted the interior to be both functional and upscale. Stepping inside and you'll find a cabin complete with leather seats and trim along with aluminum accents.

And because of the S7's mid-engine design, it also has two trunks, which are perfect to store the standard set of custom-fit luggage. Some other features include an LCD screen, rear-view camera, a quick-release steering wheel, and even a 240 mph speedometer. The particular S7 Twin Turbo that's featured here is a 2006 model that has just 1,095 miles on the odometer. It's 7.0-liter V8 is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. With its black on black paint scheme, it looks like something Darth Vader would drive.

The S7 also has an accomplished racing history, having participated in events such as the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Grand American Road Racing Championship, and the 12 Hours of Sebring. This S7 Twin Turbo is being sold as-is with no warranty for the 'Buy it Now' price of $479,999. Yeah it's expensive, but for such a rare and amazing machine, a serious collector (with plenty of cash) will undoubtedly be thrilled to own it. Photos courtesy of cncmotorsinc.

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