Saleen has just unveiled the S5S Raptor, which is “powered by a supercharged 5.0L engine mounted amidships producing around 650 horsepower and 630 lb-ft. of churn on a steady diet of E85 ethanol.” Click here for first picture in gallery.
The aluminum chassis 2-seater can get from 0-60 in a supercar-standard 3.2 seconds. When it’s time to stop, six-pot calipers hidden by 20-inch wheels clamp down on 15-inch rotors up front. The retro bit: a six-speed manual gearbox. A paddle-shifting sequential is also in the works and may be ready when the car goes into production in 2010