Dan Hible 2003


2003 S281 SC Specifications


Curb Weight 3,428 lb, coupe 3,620 lb, convertible
Weight Distribution 57/43 F/R
Fuel Capacity 15.7 gal
Wheelbase 101.3 in


Type 4.6L, 2V, SOHC V-8
Bore and Stroke 3.60x3.60 in
Displacement 4.6 L, 281 ci
Crankshaft Special Saleen forged steel
Connecting Rods Saleen forged steel
Pistons Saleen forged aluminum
Cylinder Heads Saleen aluminum w/Saleen camshaft and Super-Duty valvesprings
Exhaust System Saleen stainless, 2.5-in center-outlet exhaust w/X-pipe
Horsepower 445 hp at 6,000 rpm
Torque 450 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm
Fuel Premium unleaded 91-octane Saleen Intercooled
Supercharger Saleen Series V Screw-Type supercharger, Saleen water-to-air intercooler, Saleen PowerFlash Performance Calibration System, Saleen 90mm mass air sensor, 42-lb/hr fuel injectors



Transmission Saleen Quick-Ratio six-speed transmission 8.8-in Differential
3.55 Ratio Standard
Saleen MaxGrip Standard



Front Hybrid MacPherson struts w/Saleen Racecraft system including N2 struts, variable-rate springs mounted on lower control arms, 1.38-in stabilizer bar w/urethane pivot bushings
Rear Live-axle four-bar link w/variable-rate coil springs on lower trailing arms, stabilizer bar, Quadra Shock system w/Saleen Racecraft shocks
Brakes Power four-wheel ABS 10.8-in dual-piston
Vented Disc (Front) Standard
10.5-in Disc (Rear) Standard Saleen ABS Four-Piston Calipers
13.0-in Grooved Disc (Front) Optional
Wheels Saleen five-spoke alloy
18x9-in Front Standard
18x9-in Rear Standard
18x10-in Rear Optional
Tires High-Performance Pirelli P7000
P255/35ZR18 (Front) Standard
P265/35ZR18 (Rear) Standard High-Performance Pirelli P Zero Rosso Upgrade
P265/35ZR18 (Front) Optional
P295/35ZR18 (Rear) Optional