Ford Mustang Saleen George Follmer

In the world of Ford Mustang, Saleen name plays a big role. Since the early 1980s, years of Saleen Mustangs dominated the classes of sports cars in North America, and in the same period Saleen offered and the production version of this car . Saleen has tested the class with the model S7 supercar , but a few years ago the owner of Steve Saleen sold the company and decided to retire .

Ford Mustang Saleen George Follmer

The new owner has no faithful cooperation with Ford ‘s predecessor , and hence, the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger are available with Saleen label , but from time to time to offer up a new version of the Mustang. At this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca rally track Saleen introduced the audience to George Follmer Mustang version of the legendary driver from the 1960s and 1970s.

Ford Mustang Saleen George Follmer

George Follmer

Follmer was born in 1934 , and over the years has competed in Formula 1 and Indy competition before , in 1972 , won the championship Cam Am series . This is also the third such version of the Mustang that did Saleen , before George Follmer had the honor Swede Savage and legendary Mark Donohue . George Follmer is based on the Mustang Boss 302 , and as the design inspiration for the used 1969 Mustang Boss 302 is a legendary driver who was driving the Trans Am championship. This means that the car comes to a so-called two-tone color ( red and black ) , with special Boss racing stripes and 19 -inch rims.

Ford Mustang Saleen George Follmer

Ford Mustang Saleen George Follmer engine

Like every Mustang V8, Ford Mustang Saleen George Follmer under the hood hides 5.0L engine , in this case , developing around 470 HP while the power is transferred to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission . That should be enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds with a top speed limited to 250 km / h. In addition to increased power , George Follmer characterized by a modified suspension and larger brakes to ride on the track.

Ford Mustang Saleen George Follmer engine

Ford Mustang Saleen George Follmer price

Saleen is already receiving orders , and the starting price is around $ 70,000 (around 56,500 euros). In addition to George Follmer Mustang, Saleen has also announced plans to in the near future can expect two more cars in retro style of legendary drivers – Chevrolet Camaro Mark Donohue and Plymouth ‘ Cuda (based on the Dodge Challenger ) Swede Savage .

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