Saleen Mustang S281 SC 

  • $47k
  • 2005
  • 400 HP 4.6L
Once word got around about its performance capabilities, the S281 SC quickly displaced its normally aspirated S281 counterpart as Top Gun on the Saleen sales charts.
Secondly, it provides a free-flowing exhaust system, while still providing the capability for passing mandated pass-by noise regulations in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. Thirdly, it makes for some lovely exhaust sounds at wide-open throttle.

Data points Key details of the Saleen Mustang S281 SC


Mustang S281 SC


Mustang S281 SC
400 HP
987 HP
750 HP

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Saleen Mustang S281 SC
The blower assembly contains twin screws, which push 2300 cc of air per rotation versus 1600 cc for last year's supercharger.
It starts with Saleen leather seats, featuring louvered head restraints and side bolstering for greater support, and continues with power seat controls relocated to a more intuitive position on the outboard side of the seat.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Saleen
Price $47,249
Year 2005


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.55:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 254

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.87 lb/hp
Maximum hp 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Maximum torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,606 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.55 in / 3.54 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 3 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,549 lb
Width 74 in
Height 56 in
Length 189.1 in
Front track width 63.9 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in
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