2008 NY Auto Show Preview: Saleen S5S Raptor Concept, E85 ethanol V8

2008 NY Auto Show Preview: Saleen S5S Raptor Concept

Saleen will be revealing a new concept at the 2008 New York Auto Show later next month. Saleen says that the S5S Raptor is built using an aluminum chassis and composite body panels for weight saving.

Power comes from a supercharged 5.0L V8 that runs on E85 ethanol. Saleen said the estimated top speed will reach in excess of 200mph.

Saleen says the Raptor S5S is “designed for the premium performance market with segment leading horsepower and performance.”

No other details were given along with this teaser sketch, but we expect more to surface before the auto show.


Source: AutoWeek

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