The Saleen S7 is an American hand-built, high-performance supercar designed and built by Saleen Automotive. It was developed jointly by Steve Saleen for the initial concept, and Ray Mallock (RML) for chassis, suspension and aerodynamics. The S7 debuted on August 19, 2000 at the Monterey Historic Races, USA.
When Steve Saleen set out to build his super-fast, mid-engine V8 road car, a RACING version was always in the grand plan…. a car that could race in the American Le Mans Series, the FIA GT Championship and at Le Mans. Eventually, the car you see here, with a 7.0-litre Ford V8 monster, was born.
This Saleen S7-R was produced from late 2000 to 2007. Ray Mallock Ltd. (RML) assembled the first few S7-Rs under the supervision of Saleen's engineering team in their workshops in Britain, before Saleen assumed all S7-R assembly with the French Oreca squad executing final outfitting in 2006. A total of fourteen S7-R’s were completed to race-ready condition. Seven additional S7-R’s were assembled to a level of completeness requiring the assignment of Vehicle Identification Numbers; however, these chassis were never outfitted into complete vehicles.
This specific car, with chassis-id no. S7-01-004R, is build by RML/ Saleen at the end of 2000 to GTS specifications valid at that time. This in commission for Fordahl Motorsport, later Park Place Racing. It has been used in 2001 and 2002 in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, winning the GTS class championship in both years. In addition it drove the 24 hours of Daytona, and twice the Sebring 12 hours race before crossing over to Europe. Here it raced in the FIA GT championship in the hands of Graham Nash Motorsport in 2003 and for Ray Mallock (RML) in 2004 as a factory backed entry, including the famous 24 hours of Spa -Francorchamps. 2005 and 2006 marked the downfall for the early Saleen cars, and Konrad Motorsport only sparely used this car in FIA GT. Late 2007 the car got sold to Tarres Team, competing it in FFSA GT. This after a heavy upgrade receiving most of the ORECA upgrades, which made the Saleens once again front runners in the GT scene.
It has a empty weight of 1100 kg, and a Ford V8 engine of 7 Liters. Running with restrictors, depending on size, the engine produces easily over 600 PS @ 6400 rpm and a torque of over 750+ NM @ 5400 rpm.
It has a Hewland sequential 6 speed transaxle, space frame-derived chassis using lightweight steel and aluminum honeycomb composite reinforced panels, full carbon aerodynamic body, double wishbone suspension with coil over dampers and adjustable anti roll bars, full Brembo race brakes etc.
The car is for sale with a impressive spare parts package, containing body parts, wheels, suspension parts, gearbox parts, engine parts etc.
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