While Saleen Ford Mustang models are quite common, it isn’t every day that we come across a 2004 Ford Focus Saleen N2O, though one did pop up for sale last year – as they’re quite rare, after all. However, yet another example of this relic from the Fast & Furious era of automotive modifications has now surfaced for auction over at Bring a Trailer, giving someone else the chance to bring home a pretty cool and obscure hot hatch.
This particular 2004 Ford Focus Saleen N2O is finished in a more subtle shade of black, though it’s also equipped with an array of body parts including new front and rear bumper covers, a hood scoop, side skirts, fender flares, and a twin airfoil rear wing. Yellow N2O decals and dual center-exit exhaust outlets further differentiate it from a stock Focus of this era, as do 17-inch American Racing wheels, which are wrapped with Nexen N5000 tires in this case.
Inside the cabin, this tuned hatchback features Momo bucket seats finished in black cloth with gray microsuede, Saleen pedals and floor mats, Steve Saleen’s signature, and instrumentation from that same company to boot. Mechanically speaking, the Focus Saleen N2O features various suspension upgrades from Racecraft, including coil springs, dampers, a front strut tower brace, larger sway bars with polyurethane bushings, and front disc brakes.
As one might have guessed from the “N2O” part of this model’s name, Saleen added a 75 horsepower shot of nitrous to this particular model, giving its 2.3L I-4 engine a nice boost from its stock ratings of 152 horsepower and 155 pound-feet to 227 horsepower and 226 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.
This particular example is number 92 produced in the 2004 model year, but we certainly don’t see many Focus Saleen N2O models around anymore. For that reason alone, this one is pretty special, and with just 61k miles on the clock, it has plenty of life left in it too, whether that be a quarter-mile at time or not.
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