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Wondering how the different models of the Saleen compare? We've got you covered, so read on to learn more.
The 1999 Saleen S351 will blow you away
Let's start with the S351 model.
Motor Trendhas broken it down for us: this car will get you places quickly.
Its speed comes in large part from an impressive 495-horsepower 5.8-liter engine, with a Saleen centrifugal supercharger that’s backed by a six-speed transmission. With all this power at its disposal, it's no wonder the S351 was clocked at going from zero to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.
Standard equipment on the S351 includes 13-inch front brake rotors with four-piston calipers, Saleen Racecraft front and rear suspension components, a dual 2.5-inch center-exit exhaust system, and a 22-gallon fuel cell.
We'd also be remiss if we didn't mention the body enhancements on this car, which include a carbon fiber hood, rear wing, and rear fascia. Many think the comfortable Saleen/Recaro bucket seats give the interior a more chic look than that of the S281.
The 1999 Saleen S281 has some impressive power of its own
The Saleen S281 doesn't have quite the power of its aforementioned sibling, but it's also nothing to sneer at, either. It comes with a 4.6-liter SOHC 16-valve V-8 engine and a five-speed transmission. Without the supercharger, this model offers 285 horsepower.
The S281 gets up to speed nearly as quickly as the S351, going from zero to 60 in just 4.8 seconds, only 0.1 seconds slower than the S351. So, if you need to get somewhere fast, neither of these cars is likely to disappoint you.
The S281 also includes external engine mods such as performance pulleys and a high-flow exhaust system. And though the S351 clearly has more giddy-up, Motor Trend's Senior Road Test Editor declared the S281 "a smoother, more well-developed package."
What's the average retail price for these Saleens?
Nada Guides, the current average retail price for a 1999 Saleen S281 is $21,100, and $28,400 for a Saleen S351. Prices can vary significantly, however.
When it was introduced, the S281 had a sticker price of $33,580, as reported by Motor Trend. The S351 had a significantly higher price of $57,550.
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