Saleen Shows Off S56 Raptor Ethanol Supercar Concept

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
saleen shows off s56 raptor ethanol supercar concept

Kind of an ugly sucker, no? And before you start groaning, Motor Authority reports the proposed Raptor can also run on regular gasoline. Obviously, Saleen already has the manic, monstrous S7 hypercar (which creates so much downforce it can be driven upside down) in its stable. Only problem there is, the massively scalloped S7 retails for $600,000. The S56 Raptor however, should it see the light of day, will sticker for "just" $190,000. And what does the monetary equivalent of a five-bedroom house in Albuquerque get you? A mid-engined, supercharged 5.0-liter V8 than can summon 650 horses and 630 lb-ft of twist. That will equate to a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed in the 200 mph 'hood. Our favorite part? It's getting a six-speed manual instead of some high-falutin' flappy paddle misnomer. Will they build it? Don't know. But you can never have too many supercars, now can you?

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  • Seabrjim Seabrjim on Mar 19, 2008

    My girlfriend actually thinks this thing looks good. Maybe I should trade her in for a TSX.