Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang makes 730 hp, costs US$73K
Steve Saleen started modifying Ford Mustangs in 1984, and 31 years later, he unveils his crowning achievement. This is the Saleen 302 Black Label—the new range-topping Mustang in the longtime tuner and racer’s vehicle lineup.
Saleen’s new bodywork featuring multiple carbon-fiber components ensures that it won’t be mistaken for a stock ponycar, and it adds over 1.5 inches in front and over 2 inches in back. The result is improved downforce. Underhood, a twin-screw blower ups the 5.0 V8’s muscle to a whopping 730 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
Chassis upgrades consist of new Saleen springs, shocks, swaybars, and bushings. Saleen-designed 20-inch wheels are wrapped in 275/35R20 rubber up front and 275/40R20 in the rear. New 15-inch brake rotors add needed stopping power.
Inside, Saleen-specific trim, including the obligatory numbered dash plate, dresses up the Mustamg’s cockpit, and every Black Label is signed by Steve himself. The starting price for all the performance? $73,214.
As you might expect, customers can customize the cars to taste, including a number of standard and upgraded paint colors, like the California Sunset shown on the photo vehicle, which uses a new BASF paint coating that allows the color to change depending on the light.