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RACETRACK IMPORTED

Built by SALEEN | Endorsed by Savage

THE CAR

THE MAN

IMAGE GALLERY

SPECS

ADVANCED ENGINEERING

 

All 250 of the Swede Savage Edition vehicles will feature a host of modern automotive engineering technologies, built by Saleen. Starting with the Naturally Aspirated  V8 HEMI VVT engine, Saleen has completely reworked the top-end creating a hi-revving masterpiece that seemingly always has power on standby.

 

 

 

-High Revving V8 Engine [6,800 RPM Redline]

-Exclusive SS '70 Race Styled Raised Hood

-495HP @ 6,800RPM

-425 lb-ft Torque @ 5,200RPM

 

 

 

SUPERIOR HANDLING

 

Fully Adjustable Coil-Over Suspension

Keeping with the racetrack heritage and authenticity, the Saleen | Savage Edition comes fully equipped with and adjustable track-tuned suspension worthy of the best modern day racer. Utilizing billet aluminum camber plates and a banded thrust bearing on top of the upper spring creates a smooth driving experience, regardless of speed. A dual bearing configuration in the camber plate delivers 2 degrees of additional camber and incredible stability. Complimenting this technical specification is the perfect blend of valving and spring rate to deliver a vehicle that is as comfortable on the track as it is cruising in your neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

Modern Saleen Exterior

The Saleen Savage Edition utilizes a host of modern Saleen styling and technology, giving the SS Edition a retro-modern feel and function that is worthy of the Saleen badge. Adorning the rear deck is a '70 styled rear spoiler that works in conjunction with the Saleen rear diffuser to create a balance of 'push & pull' downforce aerodynamics. Continuing to the front of the vehicle is an exclusive 'Shaker' style hood designed with low resistance and breath-ability for the naturally aspirated powerplant that sit directly below. Further functional aesthetics include the Saleen dual exhaust system providing just the right amount of 'rumble' and flow through the Heritage Collection specific louvered exhaust tips.

 

 

AUTHENTIC STYLING

 

The Saleen | Savage Edition was designed and engineered to retain the authentic lineage of the original 1970 factory backed racer. Setting off the authentic styling cues is the complete Saleen paint scheme that is in the same identity as the original. For this we use our Saleen Colorlab to carefully perform a custom paint on each Saleen SS Edition we manufacture. Everything from the 'Minilite' inspired 19" wheels, to the exclusive Savage Edition '70 styled exterior accents, right down to the exclusive 1970 inspired tailight design is all performed as part of our manufacturing process on this vehicle. Additional styling abounds on the interior with the exclusive SS Edition interior treatment that is reminiscent of yesteryears model with modern conveniences.

 

 

 

CELEBRATION OF MAN & MACHINE

 

The SS Edition Barracuda memorializes the #42 1970 factory-sponsored racer that Savage drove during the same season. Savage had his series start the year prior and his ambition quickly established him amongst the ranks of the top drivers in the series. The Saleen | Savage Barracuda is a purposeful execution of the notable racer and brings the same automotive passion and ambition that Swede Savage conveyed throughout his career.

 

SWEDE SAVAGE BIOGRAPHY

 

Nicknamed “Swede” by his father when he was young, David Savage began Soap Box Derby racing at the age of five and spent most of his teenage years racing quarter midgets, go karts, and motorcycles. During this time he became a two time California Scrambles Champion, California Dirt Track Champion and collected over 250 motorcycle trophies. He was honored as an all-state high school football player at San Bernardino's Pacific High School as a junior, but was ruled ineligible for his senior year because he had accepted prize money racing motorcycles and was therefore ruled a professional athlete.

 

When he wasn’t driving he worked daily in the AAR shops building and testing engines, helping build cars and test driving them. As a native Southern Californian, he also enjoyed diving for lobster off the coast, playing handball and riding motorcycles on the fire roads in the San Bernardino Mountains.

 

In 1967, Savage made a point of showing up at a Ford Motor Company test session at Riverside International Raceway attended by, among others, racing legend Dan Gurney. Also in attendance was a Ford public relations executive named Monte Roberts, who watched Savage calmly wheelie a motorcycle for the better part of a mile and, struck by Savage's "racy" name and obvious talent, encouraged Ford officials to take Savage under their wing.

 

In 1968, after a partial season driving NASCAR stock cars in the Southern US, Savage teamed up with Dan Gurney’s All-American Racers and campaigned in the SCCA USRRC. In 1970, Savage and teammate Dan Gurney drove identical factory-sponsored Plymouth Barracudas in the Trans-Am Series.

 

Savage drove in a number of series including: Formula 5000, NASCAR and Indy Car where he won the "Bobby Ball 150" at Phoenix International Raceway in October 1970. In 1973, Savage was entered into the Indianapolis 500. After leading laps 43-54, his Indy Car hit a wall and after appearing to recover from the accident, Savage died 33 days later. The circumstances of his accident prompted the dialogue for the current ‘Rapid Response’ protocol used around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCTION IMAGES COMING SOON!

 

Below is the first rendering of the Saleen | Swede Savage Edition. As the 5th (and final) edition of the Saleen Heritage Collection, production of this model is slated to begin Summer 2014. Images of the first production model can be found here as they are released, check back often for updates! In the meantime, feel free to explore the features, Saleen technology enhancements and rich racing heritage of the Saleen | Swede Savage Edition. Pre-Order reservations are currently being taken for this model, contact us for additional information.

 

  • SALEEN HERITAGE SERIES POWERTRAIN

    5.7L V8 HEMI VVT Engine

    Horsepower: 495 @ 6800 RPM

    Torque: 420 ft-lb @ 5200 RPM

    Race Tuned ‘High RPM’ Intake Manifold

    Saleen Shaker Hood Intake System with Low Resistance Air Management

    Dual Exhaust System with Louvered with Dual Exhaust Tips

    Hi-Rev Valve Springs

    Performance Cam Shafts

    Premium Fuel Calibration

    6-Speed TR-6060 Manual Transmission

    3.92:1 Final Gear Ratio

    625 AMP Maintenance Free Battery

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  • SALEEN HERITAGE SERIES AIR MANAGEMENT

    Racing Style Front Chin Spoiler

    Exclusive SS '70 Style Front Grill

    SS Serialized Front Bumper Number

    Exclusive SS '70 Style Headlights with Integral Turn Signals

    Model Specific Rear Spoiler

    SS Edition Race Hood Pins

    Special Edition Front Chrome Surround

    Aerodynamic Rear Deck Lid Spoiler and Rear Fender End Caps

    Race-Inspired Billet SS Fuel Door

    SS Livery Styled Rear Fascia

    Decklid License Plate Holder

    Exclusive SS '70 Styled Tailights

    Tailight Chrome Halo’s

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  • SALEEN HERITAGE SERIES S4 HIGH PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION

    S4 Specific Rate Front and Rear Springs

    S4 Front Coil-Over Struts

    S4 Adjustable Rear Coil-Over Shocks

    S4 Front and Rear Sway Bars with High Durometer Pivot Bushings

    S4 Rear Chassis Support

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  • SALEEN HERITAGE SERIES WHEELS & TIRES

    High Performance Pirelli P-Zero Tires 275/35ZR19 (F) 285/40ZR19 (R)

    “Minilite”-Inspired Aluminum Wheels with Saleen/Follmer Center Cap 19”x9” (F) 19”x10” (R)

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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  • SALEEN HERITAGE SERIES BRAKES

    14.0” Front ABS Slotted Brakes with 6-Piston Calipers

    Powder Coated Calipers with Saleen Emblem

    High Performance Brake Pads

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  • SALEEN HERITAGE SERIES EXTERIOR TRIM

    SS Edition Model Specific Badges

    SS Edition Reusable Vinyl #42 Graphic

    SS Edition ‘1970’ Wreath Graphic

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  • SALEEN HERITAGE SERIES INTERIOR

    Special Edition Leather Race-Inspired Performance Bucket Seating

    Color Matched Customized Door Trim

    Leather Wrapped Shift Knob and Shift Boot

    Saleen 160MPH Gauge Cluster w/ SS Edition Face Graphics

    Special Edition Gauge Pod with Oil Pressure & Oil Temp Gauges

    Audio Input Jack

    Embroidered SS Edition Floor Mats With Heritage Racetrack Outline

    Exclusive SS Stainless Door Sill Plates

    Serialized Dash Plaque

    SS Insignia Interior Badging

    Race Inspired Pedals (Clutch, Brake, Accelerator)

    Ambient Interior Lighting

    Power Windows, Front 1-Touch Down

    6-Way Power Adjustable Driver

    2-Way Adjustable Head Rest and Power Lumbar

    Rear Window Defroster

    Rear View Day/Night Mirror

    Front and Rear Solar Control Glass

    Floor Console with Armrest

    Front and Rear Climate Control Outlets

    VAR Intermittent Windshield Wipers

    Tilt/Telescope Steering Column

    Remote Keyless Entry

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  • SALEEN HERITAGE EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR

    SALEEN HERITAGE EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR

    Saleen/SS Edition Exclusive Dark Blue

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