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Saleen S7 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1250-1299 kg (2756-2864 lbs)
Introduced 2000
Origin country United States
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Performance

0 - 30 mph1.6 s
0 - 40 mph2.1 s
0 - 50 mph2.6 s
0 - 60 mph3.3 s
0 - 70 mph4.4 s
0 - 80 mph5.1 s
0 - 90 mph6.1 s
0 - 100 mph7.6 s
0 - 110 mph8.8 s
0 - 120 mph10.2 s
0 - 130 mph12.4 s
1/4 mile11.6 s @ 126.1 mph
Top speed322 kph (200 mph)
Lateral acceleration1.02 g (10 m/s²)
70 mph - 048 m (156 ft)

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8 16 valve
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci)
Power 557 ps (550 bhp / 410 kw) @ 5900 rpm
Torque 712 Nm (525 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm
Power / liter 80 ps (79 hp)
Power / weight 437 ps (431 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 558 Nm (412 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive
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hostboy  3m ago

Estimated Acceleration Stats For Saleen S7 (Naturally Aspirated):
0-30 MPH: 2.0 sec
0-40 MPH: 2.7 sec
0-50 MPH: 3.4 sec
0-60 MPH: 4.1 sec (100km/h: 4,2)
0-70 MPH: 4.9 sec
0-80 MPH: 5.9 sec
0-90 MPH: 7.1 sec
0-100 MPH: 8.4 sec
0-120 MPH: 11.6 sec (200km/h: 12,3)
0-150 MPH: 18.2 sec (250km/h: 19,6)
0-180 MPH: 29.8 sec (300km/h: 33,2)
0-200 MPH: 42.3 sec
Top Speed: 214.5398 mph (345.2684 km/h)

4.1+8.4/(4.1+8.4)x12.5 = 12.5sec standing quartermile time at 125mph (normally I'd use the 11.5 or 12.0 factor, but the car requires 60+mph to fully integrate into second gear)

Acceleration from blast-off: 6.539563 m/s2 = 0.67 G = 0.3sec to the first 11.5 inches (rollout)

12.5-0.3=12.2 dragstrip quartermile time.

https://x-engineer.org/projects/vehicle-acceleration-performance-online-calculator/

Engine speed @ maximum torque [rpm]
4000
Engine speed @ maximum power [rpm]
6400
Gear ratios [-] Gearbox
2.46,2.06,1.47,1.18,0.958,0.74
Differential
3.22
Wheel static radius [m]
0.340
Driveline efficiency [-]
0.85
Wheel (tire) friction coefficient [-]
1
Rear axle load coefficient [-]
1
Vehicle mass (curb) [kg]
1986 (the Saleen S7 is estimated to generate 662 kg of downforce, or some 222kg more than the Ferrari F50)
Driver mass [kg]
75
Aerodynamic drag coefficient [-]
0.315
Ambient air density [kg/m3]
1.202
Vehicle frontal area [m2]
1.7
Road slope [%]
0.00
Road load coefficient [-]
0.011
Engine speed points (full load) [rpm]
3000,4000,5900,6400
Engine static torque points (full load) [Nm]
678,712,664,612
Simulation time [s]
60

Note: I am wary that Saleen claimed a 2750lb (~1250kg) curb weight, but by using the HPWizard tool and putting the displacement and vehicle body type both into factor, with an additional 19 gallons (72 liters = 72 kg) of gas tank, that weight goes up to 2727 lb (or 1237 kg). However, that's a VERY optimistic curb weight.

Simply adding turbos isn't going to add another 200 lb, unlike what Saleen implied. Especially if those only produce like 5 psi of boost. So, (2568+3968)/2 = 3268, and that number added by 2568 halved by 2 = 2918 lb (or 1324 kg).

Saleen claimed that the downforce creates the car's own weight at 160 mph (albeit while driving upside down). However, since the majority of exotic sports car owners don't reach that speed on a freeway in the US, I'm going to AVERAGE these two. 1323.75+1323.75 = 2647.5, added by 1323.75 and halved by 2 = 1985.625 kg.

Estimated drag coefficient rating: 0.315 Cd (medium coefficient for "sports" = 0.31; low coefficient for "performance" = 0.32)
http://www.wallaceracing.com/Calculate%20HP%20For%20Speed.php

In order for the Saleen S7 to reach 223mph, it must have a drag coefficient rating of around 0.27 Cd.

Despite having more torque, the Saleen S7 apparently launches worse than its Ferrari competitor (the F50).


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196ss  7y ago

It was slower then MC12 and DBR-9.


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ProriveP2  7y ago

This car dominated the euro tracks in FIA and is one of the best performing production cars that the Europeans are too afraid to put on the Nurburgring, Top Gear, or 5th Gear. This car not only has racing history it has heritage, a pushrod 7.0L V8 like the GT40 that stomped Ferrari at Le Mans 1-2-3. The Ford GT was a Lighning Truck joke with failing control arms.


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FourFiveEight  9y ago

The non-turbo Saleen S7 doesn't have 550 horsepower, it has around 441. The last time bpsd.org tested the non-turbo S7, it produced only 441 to the crank.

http://old.bpsd.org/ims/Tech_Ed/8th%20Grade/Webpages_10-11/2nd9weeks/PD9/smith.michael/supercars.htm


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resident trroll  9y ago

33 years later, Steve Saleen made the S7 a successor to the Ford GT Mark IV racing legend. The newer Ford GT was a successor to the earlier GT40's, not the Mark IV.


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Fangio Man  9y ago

322 km/h? is that correct?

I expected around 350 km/h...


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Sal30  11y ago

After more than a decade, this saleen is still so dam sweet and remains a top 10 fastest car in the world!


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Mike B  11y ago

How are these are for guesstimates?

0-100 3.8
0-160 7.8
0-200 11.5


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Georg  15y ago

Mr. Anonymous his is the 2000 S7 not the 2007 S7 TT (TwinTurbo) The acceleration numbers were taken by car and driver (2001) on a high traction drag strip in California not on normal low grip road tarmac.

I have deleted the 0-100km/h time because this is NOT 0-60mph!!!


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Anonymous  15y ago

ok no offense dude but you shouldnt add a car unless ya gots its performance data, or a laptime. anyhoo 0-60 is damn sure not 3.9, its 3.3 and 0-100 is 7.0 1/4 mile is 11.3@130 so dair ya go..lol