Despite a lawsuit between Steve Saleen and Saleen Performance Vehicles, the new 2010 Saleen 435S Ford Mustang GT will have a variety of new performance parts. Right now there is a pending lawsuit between Steve Saleen and MJ Acquisitions, who now own Saleen Performance Vehicles, in which Steve Saleen does not want his name used anymore for future vehicles.
However, until the lawsuit is settled MJ Acquisitions is allowed to release as many Saleen branded models as they’d like. So this week at a Mustang enthusiasts event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, they launched the new 435S Mustang based off the Ford Mustang GT. The redesigned Mustang comes fitted with a Saleen Series VI supercharger that outputs 435 hp and 425 ft-lbs of torque from the well sized 4.6-liter V8.
Another difference from the stock model 2010 Ford Mustang GT, is the 435S model has been lowered 1.5 inches with an aftermarket Racecraft suspension kit. The exterior includes custom 18 inch alloy wheels wrapped in performance tires, and features the unique Saleen badges and chevrons all around the vehicle. Inside the car, Saleen installed a short-throw performance shifter for the five-speed manual transmission. The company plans to manufacture a more powerful version that should be released at SEMA later this year, and sales for the Saleen 435S Ford Mustang should start in the spring of 2010.