Saleen Automotive is ready to pull the wraps off the 2018 Saleen Sportruck, which it will do on January 16th at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction event. The reveal will be streamed live on the company’s official Facebook page.
The Saleen Sportruck, based on the Ford F-150, will be offered as a 700-horsepower performance pickup in Regular Cab, SuperCab, or SuperCrew configuration. It’ll pack a supercharged V8 under the hood, aided by a full-flow exhaust system designed by Saleen, and boast a sleek, aerodynamic design with Saleen fender vents, unique side skirts, a unique rear fascia, and a front fascia designed to produce minimal drag with optimal downforce.
Propping the Saleen Supertruck up is a Saleen Racecraft suspension setup with specific-rate front coil springs and rear leaf springs, high-performance dampers front and rear, and different front sway bar bushings. The truck will roll on Saleen-designed alloy wheels, measuring 22 by 10 inches front and rear, with General Tire Grabber 305/40/22 tires. Inside, signature two-tone leather sport seats with Saleen-embroidered headrests, front and rear Saleen-embroidered floor mats, race-inspired pedals, white-face gauges, and a center-striped leather steering wheel will all spruce up the cabin. Outside, the Saleen Sportruck will offer 13 exclusive Saleen Colorlab paint colors.
While one might say that Saleen Automotive’s core competency is in sportscars, the company is no stranger to building high-performance pickup trucks. In the 1980s, Saleen built its first Sportrucks using the Ford Ranger as a base, moving on to the high-performance S331, and going on to build the limited-edition Harvey Davidson F-150 for Ford. The company has even amassed plenty of wins in the SCCA Truck Series, and has even nabbed a national championship.
“This addition to the product lineup demonstrates the Saleen Company’s commitment to its Brand and continued growth in the sport car and truck markets, returning Saleen back to its position of dominance,” says Saleen Automotive President Amy Boylan.