• Saleen Ford Explorer XP8 and XP6 Photos

    From MuscleJunkie@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 18 11:39:03 2018
    I've collected several pictures over the years of many of the
    Saleen XP8 and Saleen XP6 Explorers. In case you might not now about
    the Saleen Ford Explorer:


    The Saleen XP8 is a performance sport utility vehicle based on the
    Ford Explorer created by Saleen during the years 19982001. There were
    three prototype models, based on the 1997 Explorer XLT, which when
    viewed closely, has distinct characteristics apart from the production
    models (rear hatch design, taillights, and integrated license plate
    into the rear bumper). The Saleen XP8 comes in two wheel drive, or all
    wheel drive four-door configurations, packing either a 5.0-liter V-8,
    or a Saleen-developed supercharged 5.0-liter/286-horsepower V-8.

    A six-cylinder version, the Saleen XP6, was also made in very
    limited quantities in 1998.

    There were approximately 265 Saleen XP8's created, although this
    number is widely disputed and to an extent, impossible to verify as
    Saleen has extremely limited records of this low production model. It
    has been said that approximately the first 20 XP8's were reserved for
    Saleen employees and executives, thus decreasing the available
    selection to the public even more.

    Saleen lowered the Explorer about 2 inches, for both improved
    handling and appearance. Springs and shocks were replaced with the
    company's Racecraft components, and wheels upgraded to Saleen's own
    18-inch (460 mm) genuine magnesium wheels wrapped by Pirelli
    255/55SR18 Scorpion S/T radials.

    The exterior appearance package was designed by Phil Frank and
    includes special front and rear fascia, side skirts, door cladding, roof-mounted rear wing, and carbon fiber trim. The cabin is treated to
    either a real wood or carbon fiber appearance package, depending upon
    color choice, as well as Saleen gauge faces and floor mats. A
    particularly nice, though pricey, option is Saleen/RECARO leather
    seating ($3950), offering 10-way power adjustment up front and
    hip-hugging support.[2]

    Engine
    Bore & Stroke: 4in x 3in
    Displacement: 5.0L / 302cid
    Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
    Horsepower: 222 hp / 4,200 rpm
    Torque: 298 lb/ft / 3,000 rpm

    Drive train
    Transmission: 4-speed automatic

    Brakes
    ABS: Three channel, four-sensor system
    Disc Brakes: Front & Rear
    Front: 13in vented disc four piston caliper (optional)
    These front disc brakes were eventually recalled and replaced with
    stock Explorer calipers, again due to lack of structural integrity.=

    Additional options
    Carbon Fiber hood
    Premium Sound System
    Integrated LCD Display
    Saleen Recaro Leather interior

    All prices are in USD
    Saleen Explorer 5.0L 2WD base price: $37,990.00
    Saleen Explorer 5.0L AWD base price: $45,990

    Saleen/Recaro Leather Upgrade: $2989.00
    Saleen 13" Brake System (N/A on 2WD): $2682.00 (Later recalled
    & replaced with stock Explorer brakes)
    Saleen Lightweight Hood: $1750.00
    Chrome Alloy Wheels: $935.00

    Enclosed Transport to Dealer: $1500.00[3]

    Saleen XP8's can vary dramatically in appearance and options as a
    result of Saleen farming the production of the XP8's (with the
    exception of only a few) to California bodyshops and Ford dealers.
    Many of the options available in Saleen XP8's, such as the carbon
    fiber composite hood, Saleen supercharger, and carbon fiber accents
    were installed outside of the Saleen Inc. compound.

    Saleen XP8's are now well past their final production date (2001),
    and as such, can only be purchased through online advertisements and
    car auction websites such as eBay Motors. Prices vary significantly
    due to condition, mileage, and most importantly, options installed.
    Sale prices can vary between $8,000 to $20,000 depending on the
    above.

    Additionally, all performance and appearance parts for the XP8's
    have ceased production back in 2001.[4] Parts are virtually impossible
    to find and purchase, and reproduction costs are skyhigh due to low
    demand and basically, the owner of the vehicle themselves footing the
    bill. Saleen XP8 parts are no longer available through Saleen
    whatsoever, even to owners.

    This has led to what some owners describe as the
    "glass-slipper effect", as that if any substantial damage
    were to occur, replacement parts are not an option. Therefore, because
    of this and the very low production numbers to begin with of the XP8,
    the XP8 maintains a distinct allure to Ford enthusiasts unfound in
    many other vehicles.

    The Saleen Book, an official book produced by Saleen detailing the
    history and production numbers of Saleen vehicles past and present,
    noticeably neglected to cover and feature the XP8. Only in the owner
    registry listed in the book (compiled information of the original
    owner of each Saleen vehicle) did it mention a few select XP8's.


    To start here are photos of Saleen XP8 Explorer 98-0001

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  • From MuscleJunkie@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 18 14:58:18 2018
    I've collected several pictures over the years of many of the
    Saleen XP8 and Saleen XP6 Explorers. In case you might not now about
    the Saleen Ford Explorer:


    The Saleen XP8 is a performance sport utility vehicle based on
    the Ford Explorer created by Saleen during the years 19982001. There
    were three prototype models, based on the 1997 Explorer XLT, which
    when viewed closely, has distinct characteristics apart from the
    production models (rear hatch design, taillights, and integrated
    license plate into the rear bumper). The Saleen XP8 comes in two wheel
    drive, or all wheel drive four-door configurations, packing either a
    5.0-liter V-8, or a Saleen-developed supercharged
    5.0-liter/286-horsepower V-8.

    A six-cylinder version, the Saleen XP6, was also made in very
    limited quantities in 1998.

    There were approximately 265 Saleen XP8's created, although this
    number is widely disputed and to an extent, impossible to verify as
    Saleen has extremely limited records of this low production model. It
    has been said that approximately the first 20 XP8's were reserved for
    Saleen employees and executives, thus decreasing the available
    selection to the public even more.

    Saleen lowered the Explorer about 2 inches, for both improved
    handling and appearance. Springs and shocks were replaced with the
    company's Racecraft components, and wheels upgraded to Saleen's own
    18-inch (460 mm) genuine magnesium wheels wrapped by Pirelli
    255/55SR18 Scorpion S/T radials.

    The exterior appearance package was designed by Phil Frank and
    includes special front and rear fascia, side skirts, door cladding, roof-mounted rear wing, and carbon fiber trim. The cabin is treated to
    either a real wood or carbon fiber appearance package, depending upon
    color choice, as well as Saleen gauge faces and floor mats. A
    particularly nice, though pricey, option is Saleen/RECARO leather
    seating ($3950), offering 10-way power adjustment up front and
    hip-hugging support.[2]

    Engine
    Bore & Stroke: 4in x 3in
    Displacement: 5.0L / 302cid
    Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
    Horsepower: 222 hp / 4,200 rpm
    Torque: 298 lb/ft / 3,000 rpm

    Drive train
    Transmission: 4-speed automatic

    Brakes
    ABS: Three channel, four-sensor system
    Disc Brakes: Front & Rear
    Front: 13in vented disc four piston caliper (optional)
    These front disc brakes were eventually recalled and replaced
    with stock Explorer calipers, again due to lack of structural
    integrity.=

    Additional options
    Carbon Fiber hood
    Premium Sound System
    Integrated LCD Display
    Saleen Recaro Leather interior

    All prices are in USD
    Saleen Explorer 5.0L 2WD base price: $37,990.00
    Saleen Explorer 5.0L AWD base price: $45,990

    Saleen/Recaro Leather Upgrade: $2989.00
    Saleen 13" Brake System (N/A on 2WD): $2682.00 (Later
    recalled & replaced with stock Explorer brakes)
    Saleen Lightweight Hood: $1750.00
    Chrome Alloy Wheels: $935.00

    Enclosed Transport to Dealer: $1500.00[3]

    Saleen XP8's can vary dramatically in appearance and options as a
    result of Saleen farming the production of the XP8's (with the
    exception of only a few) to California bodyshops and Ford dealers.
    Many of the options available in Saleen XP8's, such as the carbon
    fiber composite hood, Saleen supercharger, and carbon fiber accents
    were installed outside of the Saleen Inc. compound.

    Saleen XP8's are now well past their final production date
    (2001), and as such, can only be purchased through online
    advertisements and car auction websites such as eBay Motors. Prices
    vary significantly due to condition, mileage, and most importantly,
    options installed. Sale prices can vary between $8,000 to $20,000
    depending on the above.

    Additionally, all performance and appearance parts for the XP8's
    have ceased production back in 2001.[4] Parts are virtually impossible
    to find and purchase, and reproduction costs are skyhigh due to low
    demand and basically, the owner of the vehicle themselves footing the
    bill. Saleen XP8 parts are no longer available through Saleen
    whatsoever, even to owners.

    This has led to what some owners describe as the
    "glass-slipper effect", as that if any substantial damage
    were to occur, replacement parts are not an option. Therefore, because
    of this and the very low production numbers to begin with of the XP8,
    the XP8 maintains a distinct allure to Ford enthusiasts unfound in
    many other vehicles.

    The Saleen Book, an official book produced by Saleen detailing
    the history and production numbers of Saleen vehicles past and
    present, noticeably neglected to cover and feature the XP8. Only in
    the owner registry listed in the book (compiled information of the
    original owner of each Saleen vehicle) did it mention a few select
    XP8's.

    MuscleJunkie wrote:


    To start here are photos of Saleen XP8 Explorer 98-0001

    Here
    are photos of Saleen Ford Explorer XP8 98-0002

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  • From MuscleJunkie@21:1/5 to All on Thu Sep 20 20:18:16 2018
    I've collected several pictures over the years of many of the
    Saleen XP8 and Saleen XP6 Explorers. In case you might not now about
    the Saleen Ford Explorer:


    The Saleen XP8 is a performance sport utility vehicle based on
    the Ford Explorer created by Saleen during the years 19982001. There
    were three prototype models, based on the 1997 Explorer XLT, which
    when viewed closely, has distinct characteristics apart from the
    production models (rear hatch design, taillights, and integrated
    license plate into the rear bumper). The Saleen XP8 comes in two wheel
    drive, or all wheel drive four-door configurations, packing either a
    5.0-liter V-8, or a Saleen-developed supercharged
    5.0-liter/286-horsepower V-8.

    A six-cylinder version, the Saleen XP6, was also made in very
    limited quantities in 1998.

    There were approximately 265 Saleen XP8's created, although this
    number is widely disputed and to an extent, impossible to verify as
    Saleen has extremely limited records of this low production model. It
    has been said that approximately the first 20 XP8's were reserved for
    Saleen employees and executives, thus decreasing the available
    selection to the public even more.

    Saleen lowered the Explorer about 2 inches, for both improved
    handling and appearance. Springs and shocks were replaced with the
    company's Racecraft components, and wheels upgraded to Saleen's own
    18-inch (460 mm) genuine magnesium wheels wrapped by Pirelli
    255/55SR18 Scorpion S/T radials.

    The exterior appearance package was designed by Phil Frank and
    includes special front and rear fascia, side skirts, door cladding, roof-mounted rear wing, and carbon fiber trim. The cabin is treated to
    either a real wood or carbon fiber appearance package, depending upon
    color choice, as well as Saleen gauge faces and floor mats. A
    particularly nice, though pricey, option is Saleen/RECARO leather
    seating ($3950), offering 10-way power adjustment up front and
    hip-hugging support.[2]

    Engine
    Bore & Stroke: 4in x 3in
    Displacement: 5.0L / 302cid
    Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
    Horsepower: 222 hp / 4,200 rpm
    Torque: 298 lb/ft / 3,000 rpm

    Drive train
    Transmission: 4-speed automatic

    Brakes
    ABS: Three channel, four-sensor system
    Disc Brakes: Front & Rear
    Front: 13in vented disc four piston caliper (optional)
    These front disc brakes were eventually recalled and replaced
    with stock Explorer calipers, again due to lack of structural
    integrity.=

    Additional options
    Carbon Fiber hood
    Premium Sound System
    Integrated LCD Display
    Saleen Recaro Leather interior

    All prices are in USD
    Saleen Explorer 5.0L 2WD base price: $37,990.00
    Saleen Explorer 5.0L AWD base price: $45,990

    Saleen/Recaro Leather Upgrade: $2989.00
    Saleen 13" Brake System (N/A on 2WD): $2682.00 (Later
    recalled & replaced with stock Explorer brakes)
    Saleen Lightweight Hood: $1750.00
    Chrome Alloy Wheels: $935.00

    Enclosed Transport to Dealer: $1500.00[3]

    Saleen XP8's can vary dramatically in appearance and options as a
    result of Saleen farming the production of the XP8's (with the
    exception of only a few) to California bodyshops and Ford dealers.
    Many of the options available in Saleen XP8's, such as the carbon
    fiber composite hood, Saleen supercharger, and carbon fiber accents
    were installed outside of the Saleen Inc. compound.

    Saleen XP8's are now well past their final production date
    (2001), and as such, can only be purchased through online
    advertisements and car auction websites such as eBay Motors. Prices
    vary significantly due to condition, mileage, and most importantly,
    options installed. Sale prices can vary between $8,000 to $20,000
    depending on the above.

    Additionally, all performance and appearance parts for the XP8's
    have ceased production back in 2001.[4] Parts are virtually impossible
    to find and purchase, and reproduction costs are skyhigh due to low
    demand and basically, the owner of the vehicle themselves footing the
    bill. Saleen XP8 parts are no longer available through Saleen
    whatsoever, even to owners.

    This has led to what some owners describe as the
    "glass-slipper effect", as that if any substantial damage
    were to occur, replacement parts are not an option. Therefore, because
    of this and the very low production numbers to begin with of the XP8,
    the XP8 maintains a distinct allure to Ford enthusiasts unfound in
    many other vehicles.

    The Saleen Book, an official book produced by Saleen detailing
    the history and production numbers of Saleen vehicles past and
    present, noticeably neglected to cover and feature the XP8. Only in
    the owner registry listed in the book (compiled information of the
    original owner of each Saleen vehicle) did it mention a few select
    XP8's.

    MuscleJunkie wrote:


    To start here are photos of Saleen XP8 Explorer 98-0001

    Here
    are photos of Saleen XP8 98-0003

    View the attachments for this post at: http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=436275684#436275684

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  • From MuscleJunkie@21:1/5 to All on Fri Sep 21 12:55:12 2018
    I've collected several pictures over the years of many of the
    Saleen XP8 and Saleen XP6 Explorers. In case you might not now about
    the Saleen Ford Explorer:


    The Saleen XP8 is a performance sport utility vehicle based on
    the Ford Explorer created by Saleen during the years 19982001. There
    were three prototype models, based on the 1997 Explorer XLT, which
    when viewed closely, has distinct characteristics apart from the
    production models (rear hatch design, taillights, and integrated
    license plate into the rear bumper). The Saleen XP8 comes in two wheel
    drive, or all wheel drive four-door configurations, packing either a
    5.0-liter V-8, or a Saleen-developed supercharged
    5.0-liter/286-horsepower V-8.

    A six-cylinder version, the Saleen XP6, was also made in very
    limited quantities in 1998.

    There were approximately 265 Saleen XP8's created, although this
    number is widely disputed and to an extent, impossible to verify as
    Saleen has extremely limited records of this low production model. It
    has been said that approximately the first 20 XP8's were reserved for
    Saleen employees and executives, thus decreasing the available
    selection to the public even more.

    Saleen lowered the Explorer about 2 inches, for both improved
    handling and appearance. Springs and shocks were replaced with the
    company's Racecraft components, and wheels upgraded to Saleen's own
    18-inch (460 mm) genuine magnesium wheels wrapped by Pirelli
    255/55SR18 Scorpion S/T radials.

    The exterior appearance package was designed by Phil Frank and
    includes special front and rear fascia, side skirts, door cladding, roof-mounted rear wing, and carbon fiber trim. The cabin is treated to
    either a real wood or carbon fiber appearance package, depending upon
    color choice, as well as Saleen gauge faces and floor mats. A
    particularly nice, though pricey, option is Saleen/RECARO leather
    seating ($3950), offering 10-way power adjustment up front and
    hip-hugging support.[2]

    Engine
    Bore & Stroke: 4in x 3in
    Displacement: 5.0L / 302cid
    Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
    Horsepower: 222 hp / 4,200 rpm
    Torque: 298 lb/ft / 3,000 rpm

    Drive train
    Transmission: 4-speed automatic

    Brakes
    ABS: Three channel, four-sensor system
    Disc Brakes: Front & Rear
    Front: 13in vented disc four piston caliper (optional)
    These front disc brakes were eventually recalled and replaced
    with stock Explorer calipers, again due to lack of structural
    integrity.=

    Additional options
    Carbon Fiber hood
    Premium Sound System
    Integrated LCD Display
    Saleen Recaro Leather interior

    All prices are in USD
    Saleen Explorer 5.0L 2WD base price: $37,990.00
    Saleen Explorer 5.0L AWD base price: $45,990

    Saleen/Recaro Leather Upgrade: $2989.00
    Saleen 13" Brake System (N/A on 2WD): $2682.00 (Later
    recalled & replaced with stock Explorer brakes)
    Saleen Lightweight Hood: $1750.00
    Chrome Alloy Wheels: $935.00

    Enclosed Transport to Dealer: $1500.00[3]

    Saleen XP8's can vary dramatically in appearance and options as a
    result of Saleen farming the production of the XP8's (with the
    exception of only a few) to California bodyshops and Ford dealers.
    Many of the options available in Saleen XP8's, such as the carbon
    fiber composite hood, Saleen supercharger, and carbon fiber accents
    were installed outside of the Saleen Inc. compound.

    Saleen XP8's are now well past their final production date
    (2001), and as such, can only be purchased through online
    advertisements and car auction websites such as eBay Motors. Prices
    vary significantly due to condition, mileage, and most importantly,
    options installed. Sale prices can vary between $8,000 to $20,000
    depending on the above.

    Additionally, all performance and appearance parts for the XP8's
    have ceased production back in 2001.[4] Parts are virtually impossible
    to find and purchase, and reproduction costs are skyhigh due to low
    demand and basically, the owner of the vehicle themselves footing the
    bill. Saleen XP8 parts are no longer available through Saleen
    whatsoever, even to owners.

    This has led to what some owners describe as the
    "glass-slipper effect", as that if any substantial damage
    were to occur, replacement parts are not an option. Therefore, because
    of this and the very low production numbers to begin with of the XP8,
    the XP8 maintains a distinct allure to Ford enthusiasts unfound in
    many other vehicles.

    The Saleen Book, an official book produced by Saleen detailing
    the history and production numbers of Saleen vehicles past and
    present, noticeably neglected to cover and feature the XP8. Only in
    the owner registry listed in the book (compiled information of the
    original owner of each Saleen vehicle) did it mention a few select
    XP8's.

    MuscleJunkie wrote:


    To start here are photos of Saleen XP8 Explorer 98-0001

    Here
    are photos of Saleen XP8 98-0004

    One of 3 factory supercharged XP, carbon hood Recaro and Alcon Brakes.
    It was used by Saleen as a press car and owned by Tony Johnson one of
    the partners of Saleen at that time.

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