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Saleen Sportruck XR unveiled

By Tristan Tancredi, 23 Jul 2018 News

Saleen Sportruck XR unveiled news

700hp+ Sportruck XR teased Stateside.

SALEEN Automotive, the company most known for tweaking Mustangs, has pointed its spanners towards the F-150 yank tank to create the epic Sportruck XR.

Unveiled on the American company’s Facebook page, the Sportruck XR, based on the previously released Sportruck, will include both naturally aspirated and supercharged engines – the ’charged donk with 700+hp (522kW+), a Saleen-tuned exhaust and high-performance filters.

“Continually adding to our line-up of performance vehicles is paramount to Saleen Automotive,” Saleen CEO, Steve Saleen, said. “We are introducing an off-road truck to our high-performance vehicles line-up with the Sportruck XR,” he continued.

Built in collaboration with Greg Foutz – Foutz Motorsports fame – the Saleen Sportruck XR runs 2.5-inch coil-over shocks up front and 2.5-inch Smooth Series shocks down back, as well as Saleen rear leaf springs and a Saleen bump stop with frame gusset.

Info and pics are scarce at this stage, but what we do know is that the XR will come to a halt courtesy of 13.8-inch ABS vented front rotors with two-piston calipers and 13.8-inch ABS vented rear rotors with single-piston calipers.

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A Black Label edition turns the dial further, with the addition of upper and lower Racecraft control arms and specially made spindles and shocks, for increased travel.

As well as Saleen’s design touch on the front and rear bumpers, wheel arches, grille, side steps tailgate and hood, the XR sits on 17.0 x 8.5-inch six-spoke alloys surrounded by General Tire Grabber X3 rubber. 17.0 x 8-0-inch chrome and carbonite wheels can be optioned.

The base Sportruck starts at US$51,000 for US buyers, so expect to add a few digits for the XR variant.