In late 2014, Saleen announced it would be building White and Yellow Label examples of the new Mustang. The White Label takes the Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine and massages it a bit for a modest power bump over the stock output. That car produces 450 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The Yellow Label adds on a supercharger and a host of other upgrades to push the power figure up to an eye-watering 715 horsepower and 595 pound-feet of torque. The Black Label takes things even further.
Under the hood of the 302 Black Label, we have the Coyote V-8 and its supercharger mate working together to produce 730 horsepower and an even 600 pound-feet of torque. That means we've pushed past Hellcat territory, which you can bet was certainly benchmarked by the Saleen team. Here we also have a car with massive fuel injectors, a high-volume intercooler, tuned exhaust, and a limited-slip differential that's going to get lots of exercise.
The engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a paddle-shiftable six-speed automatic. To keep the car moving in the intended direction, Saleen have upgraded the chassis with new springs, shocks, sway bars, and bushings. Fifteen-inch rotors and multi-piston brakes are on hand to slow things down, and massive 275-series tires are wrapped around 20-inch wheels to keep the car planted.
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The 2015 Saleen 302 Black Label is being offered in a wide range of exterior colors. There's a number of interior choices as well, and a list of options for a buyer to choose from. All Black Label cars come hand signed by Steve Saleen as well. Not bad for a starting price of a little over $73,000 considering it has more power (and should be far more rare) than the all mighty Hellcat.
God bless the horsepower wars...