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Saleen Automotive revealed the 2018 Saleen Sportruck in January at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“This addition to the product lineup demonstrates the Saleen Company’s commitment to its brand and continued growth in the sport car and truck markets, returning Saleen back to its position of dominance,” said Amy Boylan, president of Saleen Automotive.
The Sportruck will be offered as a 700-horsepower V-8 supercharged edition with a full-flow, Saleen-designed exhaust system, as well as other power options. It will also be offered in RegularCab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew.
All design elements hold true to Saleen’s aerodynamic designs, according to the company. The truck will feature Signature Saleen fender vents, a minimum-drag, high-downforce front facia, side skirts, and a unique functional rear facia, while still maintaining the utility of the truck. It is also equipped with Saleen Racecraft Suspension with Racecraft specific-rate front coil springs, front performance shocks, specific-rate rear leaf springs, rear performance shocks, and front sway bar and bushings.
Equipped with Saleen Alloy 22-by-10-inch front and rear wheels, the Sportruck will ride on General Tire Grabber 305/40/22 front and rear rubber.
The Performance interior includes Saleen signature two-tone leather sport seats with Saleen embroidered headrests, front and rear floor mats with Saleen embroidery, Saleen Race-inspired pedals, Saleen White Face gauges, Saleen race-inspired center-stripe leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a serialized Saleen plaque.
The Sportruck is offered in the exclusive 13 Saleen Colorlab exterior paint colors.
Steve Saleen’s extensive history in truck racing includes the most wins in the SCCA Truck Series as well as a national championship. Saleen, no stranger to the truck market, began its heritage with Sportrucks in the 1980s with Ranger pickup trucks, S331 Pickup trucks, and the limited-edition Supercharged Harley Davidson for Ford.
“The return to our heritage with the Saleen Sportruck is a perfect fit for our program,” said Steve Saleen, company CEO. “We now have a full line of high-performance vehicles carrying the Saleen brand.”
Saleen Automotive Inc., based in Corona, California, offers three main product lines, including Saleen Super Cars, Saleen Signature Series, and Saleen Performance Vehicles. All are designed and engineered at Saleen headquarters.