What is Saleen?

Custom Mustangs & More

When Iowa performance enthusiasts think of supercars and track-ready sports cars, it's likely that some Italian vehicles come to mind. But Saleen's performance cars have beaten the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini on the tracks in Italy.

Fans of the Ford Mustang will be familiar with Saleen's custom Mustang models, as well as their available upgrades. Featured in movies like the Fast & Furious franchise and Transformers, Saleen Mustangs have earned a reputation for being both race-ready and eye-catching. However, the S7 TT is probably the most famous Saleen vehicle of all. Not only did it part the Red Sea in Bruce Almighty, it is also one of the fastest production cars in history.

The World's Fastest Production Car

One of Saleen's many claims to fame is the Saleen S7 TT, which was once called the World's Fastest Production Car.

With a top speed of 248 mph, and 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds, there aren't many vehicles on the road that even come close to the Saleen S7 TT. But people who are familiar with the naturally aspirated S7 might ask why the Twin Turbo's 0-60 speed is only .1 seconds faster.

The real impact is seen in the 0-100 time. The innovative twin turbo system takes the already-fast S7's 7.1 seconds down to a blistering 5.9. When you consider that the S7's racing variant has won the Le Mans and even trounced Ferrari on their home course, it's pretty clear that Saleen has speed figured out.

Can You Buy a Saleen Vehicle?

When people hear about Saleen's racing success and role in bringing iconic movie Mustangs to life, many wonder, "Can I even buy a Saleen vehicle?"

What might surprise them, is that vehicles like the Saleen 302 and Sportruck are not only available for purchase, but also in the same price range that Iowa drivers will see for stock cars and trucks.

Just hearing the word 'custom' is enough to make Iowans think that a vehicle is either too expensive or impractical. But Saleen's offerings defy that thinking, combining tasteful styling, several performance tiers, and everything from Mustangs, to off-road F-150s, and even electric vehicles.

That's right, Saleen's customized Tesla Model S takes its famous instant torque a step further with improved aerodynamics and special tuning. 

Stay Tuned for More on Saleen

While other Ford Performance models like Shelby and ROUSH often get more attention, Saleen has just as attractive a performance vehicle lineup.

And like ROUSH, they offer parts upgrades that Ford owners can have installed on their new or existing Mustang or F-150. We know that many of our Iowa customers actually enjoy having the the specialized internals and performance tuning, but with a more stock look.

We will be adding information on specific parts upgrades from Saleen, and our Iowa customers can also contact the Ames Ford Performance department with any questions they have about Saleen or ROUSH upgrade parts. You can also check our current inventory of performance vehicles. As Iowa's only Saleen Dealer, we are thrilled to serve Des Moines & Ames, IA with the latest Saleen models.

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    Ames, IA 50010

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