Prior to its official SEMA Show debut, several photos of the Saleen S281 version of the 2010 Mustang have leaked onto the net. With all the controversy surrounding the Saleen brand as of late, it's no surprise that this pony car won't be displayed along with the stable of Stangs at Ford's booth. Then again, with the Saleen name still carrying a lot of cache, the Mustang tuner doesn't exactly need to piggy-back.
The S281 2010 Mustang is (arguably) the first full package to come from the new Saleen Performance Vehicles company. Several months back the “new Saleen” did roll out a 435S model, but in many ways it was more a collection of parts than a fully thought out vehicle. Even the company admitted that the 435S was more of a budget-minded performance vehicle.
As for the S281, it promises much more and we have to say the exterior styling is impressive – although we'll take ours without the rear quarter window covers.
And as for the rest of the package, that info didn't leak out with the pics, so we'll have to wait for SEMA to find out more.
Be sure to check back for AutoGuide's 2009 SEMA Show coverage starting November 3rd.
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