2007 Saleen Mustang: Parnelli Jones Limited Edition

Written by M.West on October 24, 2006

2007 Saleen Mustang Saleen Mustang is partnering with Parnelli Jones to produce a limited edition Mustang echoing the Jones 1970 Grabber Orange Boss 302 Race car. Due out this fall as a 2007 Ford Mustang model, it gets the same orange and black treatment as the original. ‘Shaker’ included sits atop a 302 3-valve boasting 370hp and 370 ft/lb of tourqe. They expect to only produce 500 of these special addition Mustangs priced in the mid $50,000 range.

In 1970, spectators wore bell bottom pants and mood rings and watched Parnelli in his Grabber Orange Boss 302 Mustang with black striped hood, cross the finish line to take numerous checkered flags and overall championship. Today’s Saleen / Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang reflects the same authentic vintage attitude but comes complete with a new Saleen 302 cid V-8, 3-valve engine. This engine produces a whopping 370 horsepower at 6000 RPM, and with 370 ft-lb of torque at 4000 RPM.

The high compression engine transforms a normal drive into an exhilarting thrill ride. Awakening the senses, the new Saleen engine is equipped with a high compression, high revving valve train, utilizing forged pistons, rods, and crankshaft and a lightweight, aluminum flywheel. Top performance calibrations are thanks to Saleen’s PowerFlashTM technology.

Also included in this Limited Edition are new Saleen 302 valve covers. Completing the authenticity and providing additional high performance capabilities is the new exhaust system that provides a low-resonating sound that is a legacy of Saleen.
Keeping with both Steve Saleen’s and Parnelli’s race ancestry, the Limited Edition is designed utilizing Saleen’s own precision suspension.

However this all new, yet classic Watts-Link suspension is derived from racing and performance applications, and offers the purest in racetype handling. The superior springs, shocks and swaybars provide even greater performance capabilities enabling the tires to remain firmly on the road even in extreme cornering.

Rounding off this Saleen Mustang are the Minilite-style rear racing wheels which prominently display the Saleen / Parnelli Jones Limited Edition center cap, which reflects the cool racing heritage from which they were bred. The car is outfitted with highperformance Pirelli 275×40×19 front, and 285×40×19 rear tires, and offers race-car-like stopping with Saleen brakes.


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