Saleen took the wraps off of its latest pony car, the 750-horsepower 302
Mustang Black Label.
"Since I started building cars in 1984 my goal has always been to go above and beyond where anybody has been before. This will by far be the most refined and advanced Mustang we have built to date," said Steve Saleen at an event at his headquarters in Corona, CA.
The 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang Black Label will have a starting price of $73,214.
Saleen 302 Black Label's Exterior Design
The all-new Saleen features an aerodynamic body that was optimized for lift over drag (L/D). Lengthened an inch and a half in the front and almost two inches in the rear helps to increase the airfoil, thereby increasing downforce over the entire vehicle, according to the American manufacturer. A trademark Saleen rear wing balances the downforce created by the front air splitter. Carbon fiber body components help to lighten the overall weight of the vehicle.
A full set of Saleen 302 badging and graphics will be included to complement any one of the standard or custom Saleen paint schemes available on all Saleen vehicles.
In association with BASF, Saleen has developed a new paint coating to launch with this vehicle. California Sunset is a cross between a golden yellow and the hues of a setting sun to create a unique color that changes with the light. As with the rest of the Saleen lineup, the 2015 S302 Black Label will receive a Saleen serialization and unique Saleen VIN. Each car is also hand signed by Steve Saleen.
The interior features black leather and suede seats accented in contrasting chevrons. Harking back to Saleen's racing heritage is a leather wrapped steering wheel with controls for audio and the center stack display between the gauges. Unique badging finishes off the interior that includes a dash plaque signifying year of manufacture and serial number of each vehicle.