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Old 07-14-2004, 16:05   #1 (permalink)
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Gillette's TV add car

How hot is the car in the latest Gillette Mach 3 Turbo Champion commercial.
It is the Saleen S7, wow, and i mean wow.
I mean it is the sexiest thing on wheels I think, and the colour, OMFG.
You might also remember seeing this car in the "Bruce Almighty" movie where he parts the traffic and drives through in this car.

This thing is definitely on my dream list.
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Old 07-14-2004, 16:08   #2 (permalink)
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Here are a couple of pics of the colour of the car used in the TV commercial, it is some sort of Candy Apple Red.
I just love it.
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Old 07-14-2004, 16:44   #3 (permalink)
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Hrmm. i originally thought the engine was a ford sourced engine, just highly modified, but im struggling to find anything that backs this up......

Nope i was right :).

"Although the casting is based on a traditional Ford design, it was completely re-engineered by Saleen to be eight inches shorter than the block on which it was based"
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Old 07-14-2004, 21:32   #4 (permalink)
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Well technically Ford own Saleen so whatever they change still leaves it a 'Ford' engine :)
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is it based off the mustang?

Im pretty sure the previous versions where. So what ever they are running id say, it would be some supercharged monster.
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I think Saleen is like an aftermarket hot up factory (sort of like herrods)
they do the Saleen mustangs, they supercharge them and all. But this S7 is just built to be a supercar, and I think it looks horn on the add.
Has anyone else noticed it?
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Im with you TIK4D ..
They are an Aftermarket Performance Company..
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Old 07-14-2004, 23:37   #8 (permalink)
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From memory the Saleen S7 is the first car by Saleen to run an engine designed and built in house. Specs are as follows:

ENGINE
Type All-Aluminum V-8 2V cam-in-block
Displacement 7.0 liter
Bore and Stroke 4 1/8" x 4.0" (104.8 x 101.6 mm)
Pistons Forged
Connecting Rods EN40B billet steel
Crankshaft 4340 forged billet steel
Induction system Roof intake feeding twin 80mm mass air meters feeding carbon fiber plenum. Magnesium oval bore throttle body (longitudinally mounted). Intake manifold: magnesium w/ 8 individual runners.
Heads CNC machined all-aluminum Saleen high flow
Valves Stainless steel with titanium retainers. Intake: 2.125" (54.0mm). Exhaust: 1.625 " (41.3mm). Beryllium exhaust seats.
Valve train Hydraulic roller lifter/roller rocker
Exhaust System Stainless steel high flow with merge collector incorporating dual catalysts per cylinder bank and EGR system

Here's the clincher though!! Starts off as a Ford Block....GTHO engine anyone??

Saleen Designed Engine and Drive Train

The S7 engine and drive train are Saleen designed and incorporate modern racing motor technology and engineering. Saleen/Allen Speedlab race team engine builder, Bill Tally, is the engines designer. Based on a Ford-cast all aluminum block re-engineered by Saleen, the cam-in-block 7-litre motor generates 550 horsepower at 6400 rpm. Redline is 7000 rpm. The motor delivers 520 foot-pounds of torque at 4000 rpm. Space age materials and engineering are used throughout: magnesium throttle body and intake manifolds, carbon fiber induction system, stainless steel valves, titanium retainers, beryllium exhaust valve seats, ceramic coated stainless steel exhaust system, and race-derived all-aluminum CNC machined Saleen designed heads.
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Their website is http://www.saleen.com it has details on that & all there other Ford based cars & products.
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wow, thats super sexy. I always loved the Saleens. Theres a 500hp Saleen Mustang for sale in the paper as well. I love that commercial. Good to see some half decent commercials coming out finally!
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