Saleen S7 Prototype 

  • built in England
  • 2001
  • 550 HP 7.0L
  • 239 mph
In 2001, Saleen debuted their S7 supercar at the 2001 Monterey Historic Races and subsequently at the Pebble Beach Concours.
Later versions of the car would be twin-turbocharged in 2004 and they would also participate in sports car racing in ACO, FIA and ALMS events.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Saleen S7 Prototype


S7 Prototype
3.3 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s

Top speed

S7 Prototype
239 mph
GT 86
140 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph


S7 Prototype
8.8 s
GT 86
17.8 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

Data points Key details of the Saleen S7 Prototype

Number built

S7 Prototype
1 car
300 cars
4 cars


S7 Prototype
550 HP
987 HP
GT 86
197 HP

In The News From around the web


Saleen S7 Prototype
This was the very first completed S7 and was made by Ray Mallock Ltd, who did most of the engineering and design for the car in the UK.
It was described as "'The' original Saleen S7 Prototype which heralded the S7 road & S7R race cars.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Saleen
Type of car Concept car
Year 2001
Number built 1 car


Body style Coupe


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,749 lb
Width 78.4 in
Height 41 in
Length 188 in

road tests

Top speed 239 mph
0-60mph 3.3 s
0-100mph 8.8 s
Lateral acceleration 1 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 5,900 RPM
Maximum torque 525 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 7,000 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 4.12 in / 4 in
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