Blown: Raptor's force-fed ethanol V8 delivers 485kW and 854Nm.
SALEEN is a highly respected name in the US performance car scene and at last week's New York motor show the company unveiled a mid-engined supercar that it claims will compete with the Italian exotics. Powering the S5S – which stands for Saleen 5.0-litre supercharged – is a hand-built ethanol-burning V8 with a Saleen-developed twin-screw supercharger that delivers 485kW of power and 854Nm of torque to the rear wheels. Top speed is quoted at more than 200mph (320km/h) and claimed 0-100km/h acceleration occurs in just 3.2 seconds. ...continued
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