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How good is the Saleen S7?

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Welshbeef

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24,135 posts

103 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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We never hear anything about this brute of a car. It is stunning a lovely shape and a great huge engine to boot.

How does it compare against other Hyper cars?

And what's its top speed????

JayTee94

10,974 posts

62 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I quite like them - It would have to be theTwin Turbo, sadly you very rarely hear about them in the UK but over in Florida where I used to live, there was a 1,258bhp example not far from me. It was fast and was a familiar sight at the drag races.

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ellis427

1,650 posts

84 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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There's a black one in the classifields somewhere, i believe it's in the rare/collectable section. Very tasty always love the saleens note.

Eighteeteewhy

7,219 posts

73 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I would think its the type of car that only the best drivers could get anywhere near its limits. Saying that I bet when you did get a nice open road and you floor the loud pedal it would have you screaming like a little girl.
Great looking machines.

JayTee94

10,974 posts

62 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Eighteeteewhy said:
When you did get a nice open road and you floor the loud pedal it would have you screaming like a little girl.
I did when I drove one for the first time, and that was on a video game and not even real - Oh how I loved Test Drive Unlimited 1. biggrin
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Mastodon2

11,763 posts

70 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Welshbeef said:
We never hear anything about this brute of a car. It is stunning a lovely shape and a great huge engine to boot.

How does it compare against other Hyper cars?

And what's its top speed????
I think it's a stunning car - I like most of Saleen's pieces, but the S7 is just incredible. Much like the Mercedes CLK GTR, I think it's just too rare, and too "race-car" to have ever taken off as a supercar. Let's face it, even if they made these cars in bigger numbers, other than rich Arabs posing in London, you'd hardly ever see them on the road, they are just too hardcore.

I should add, the CLK GTR is one of my all-time favourite supercars, it's an incredible piece of engineering. The fact you can, or could, buy something that is not a million miles from a trimmed and detuned Le Mans car for the road seems wild to me. In a hundred years when we all "ride" automated electric hover boxes to work, people will be aghast that people were ever allowed to drive such things on the road.

saleen836

2,889 posts

114 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I like the S7 and a lot of their other stuff.... wink