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# Saleen S7 Competition specs

Car type | Coupe |

Curb weight | 1341 kg (2956 lbs) |

Introduced | 2006 |

Origin country | United States |

Views | 15.7k |

Submitted by | svxSTi |

### Powertrain specs

Engine type | Aluminum V8, OHV, Twin Turbo GT35R |

Displacement | 7.0 l (427 ci / 6991 cc) |

Power | 1014 ps (1000 bhp / 746 kw) |

Power / liter | 145 ps (143 hp) |

Power / weight | 756 ps (746 bhp) / t |

Transmission | 6 |

Layout | middle engine, rear wheel drive |

### S7 Competition competition

FIAking 12y ago

This should have been compared to the Veyron when it debuted and now the Gunpert. Why these FIA legends aren\'t lapping VIR and the Ring is beyond me.

E 12y ago

I wanted to show the kind of difference in CD a wing/more power could make, my estimates used only the basic formula with a very basic estimate for drivetrain loss. Though the much lower CD of the real ACR seems to show that it\'s even easier to spoil the top speed with additional CD than my estimates predict.

E 12y ago

If that rear wing is not for visuals, it will greatly increase drag. The goal of any serious racer is downforce, not speed.

Drag = rho*A*CD*V^2

If the S7 TT reaches 230 mph with 750 hp, then it has a .33 CD, for the S7 C to reach 230 mph, it will have a CD of .44. If the S7 C maxes out at 250 mph, its CD must be .343, which is barely more than the S7 TT.

For comparison, the CD for the Viper and Viper ACR [using my estimates] are .39 vs .55

There is no such thing as fast enough. lol. Especially as suspension and aero technology increases.

Mick Clarke 12y ago

@E:"I don't see how it could possibly be faster than the Twin Turbo anyway, it has a rear wing."

wow. and you spend all your time chewing my ass...

this car has 250hp more than the tt. and you wonder why its faster?

E 13y ago

I don't see how it could possibly be faster than the Twin Turbo anyway, it has a rear wing.

Also, I could have sworn the car was added already.

Inline 6 rules 13y ago

Top speed is not even claimed!

Here is the wiki text about this car:

In 2006, Saleen offered an optional competition package for the S7 Twin Turbo. The package offers a 33% increase in power, to a total of an approximate 1000 horsepower (1014 PS/746 kW), as well as changes to the suspension, a revised front and rear diffuser, and an optional aerodynamic package with carbon fiber front and rear spoilers.

Currently Saleen claims a top speed of 240 mph (390 km/h) for the S7 Twin Turbo but with the 1,000 bhp (746 kW; 1,014 PS) upgrade there are whispers that the car has already topped over 260 mph (420 km/h) in testing.