Saleen unveiled a GT4 concept version of the Saleen 1 racer late last month, launched in one-make form for a standalone “arrive and drive” series supporting selected World Challenge America rounds for 2019.
The new Saleen GT4 concept model, which will be built at Saleen’s Corona, California-based facilities starting this month.
The Saleen GT4 concept features updates to the car’s front splitter and fenders, plus new rear diffuser to improve aerodynamics.
A large rear wing is included to add maximum downforce and traction.
Saleen’s GT4 concept car also offers front and rear anti-lock braking systems and other GT4-specific equipment.
“We developed the Saleen 1 to be fully capable on the track and to easily adapt to racing applications,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “Our company was founded on racing DNA and the track is where we prove our reputation. We look forward to completing the homologation process with SRO and seeing these cars compete at GT4 events around the world.”
The mid-engined Saleen 1 features a turbocharged 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine producing 450 horsepower, plus lightweight chassis and carbon fibre bodywork.
Once Saleen’s GT4 concept car completes homologation approval and begins production, the expected price for each car will be $225,000.