2019 Ford Mustang Saleen 302 Black Label Review (Digital Trends)
With 800 horsepower, this Saleen Mustang is a tuner's dream.
With only a few notable exceptions, domestic factory performance was fairly abysmal throughout the 1980s and well into the 90s. The one-two punch of emissions and fuel economy restrictions put a choke hold on automakers, who then did their best to shift attention away from declining horsepower by offering stripe packages, Corinthian leather, and other low-cost marketing distractions.
Year after year went by as the Big Three struggled to engineer their way out of the hole. With little to show for it, enthusiasts turned to the aftermarket to get their kicks in increasing numbers, helping to give rise to companies like Saleen Automotive in the process. The Corona, California tuning house has been applying their special brand of performance to vehicles like the Ford Mustang, F-150 pickup, and Chevrolet Camaro since 1983, and even built their own carbon fiber-clad supercar, the S7, back in 2000.
Their latest creation is this, the Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang. Sitting at the top of company’s Mustang performance totem pole, the Black Label boasts an array of styling upgrades as well as a host of chassis tweaks to complement the supercharged power plant under the hood. With an as-tested price of $78,495, Saleen touts the 800 horsepower machine as one of the best performance-per-dollar values around … read more