We have the pleasure of having one of the most unique and rare supercars ever made in the shop right now and we wanted to share some of our excitement!
The owner, a longtime Alley member, asked us to take this car to the level we both feel it should've been at from the manufacturer by doing a complete and extensive turbo system upgrade and electronics package. The key factor being that everything is 100% bolt-on.
We'll do our best to update this as the progress continues but I'm sure many of you have noted we're not online all that often.
There is less than 42 S7 in the world today. There were 14 race cars that have never seen the street. Seven additional S7Rs were assembled to a level of completeness requiring the assignment of Vehicle Identification Numbers; however, these chassis were never outfitted into complete vehicles. There is probably less than 30 street cars today. There was only 2 produced in orange or beryllium, mine and some other owner's. There were probably 1 maybe two others produced in another color and factory repainted to orange.
When I bought the S7 it was the last N/A ever produced, when I found out Saleen was producing a twin turbo, the need for speed bug over took rational thinking. So I sent her back to Saleen to have her turned into a twin turbo. My S7 has the original Saleen 427 modify by Saleen (compression ratio lowered) and the original transmission. It is interesting to note Saleen changed approximately 1/3 of the body panels for the twin turbo upgrade.
I knew that Nth Moto would take so much pride and take my S7 to a level that no S7 has gone to before. Arron and Zak's attention to detail is truly amazing. Look at Arron headers that are stainless steel and check out the quality of them. They have no sharp bends and of equal length, there is no more than a 1/4 to 1/2 inch difference in length in any of the tubes, almost all are equal length. The OEM was a shorty header is dumping into a large pipe and then into the turbo. Nth Moto tubes go as far as they can go before going into the turbo. Each cylinder goes undisturbed instead of all 4 cylinder competing with each other in the long tube.
There is more to come, but medical personal are worried that FrgMstr will have "WoooooooooooooooooooooooD" for too long a period and could injure himself or some innocent woman.
Looks pretty. Wonder why they did it the way they did the first time? They must really like that O2 sensor placement!
More seriously, did those cars have to meet emission standards of some sort, despite their low production volume? OEMs are often forced into sub-optimal headers for Cat lightoff, but I can't imagine that applies here. Sad if it was just laziness.
There is less than 42 S7 in the world today. There were some produced as race cars and have never seen the street.
My Buddy at 5.0 Magazine was telling me about that.... ref. some S7's produced and they never have seen the street....what happened? Did the EPA / Gov. put the clamps down on ol' Steve Saleen back then...?
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