2005 S281 SUPERCHARGED Specifications


281 cid (4.6L) 3V SOHC V-8
Horsepower - 400 bhp @ 5800 RPM
Torque - 425 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
Bore and stroke - 3.55” x 3.54”
Saleen Series VI integrated twin screw supercharger
Dual-stage water-to-air intercooler
Saleen stainless, 2.5” variable flow performance exhaust
Saleen PowerflashTM performance calibration
Saleen performance air filter
Aluminum dual-core radiator and high flow cooling system (Manual transmission


Saleen quick ratio 5-Speed transmission
8.8” differential gear ratio 3.55:1 (manual), 3.31:1 (automatic)

5-Speed electronically controlled automatic
Saleen MaxGrip speed-sensitive limited slip differential


Front: MacPherson strut with lower control arm; Saleen Racecraft system including N2
struts with linear-rate coil-over springs; 1.38” tubular stabilizer (anti-roll) bar with
urethane pivot bushings; specially calibrated suspension settings

Rear: Live axle located by three links plus a Panhard rod; Saleen Racecraft system
including direct-acting, linear-rate coil springs and N2 shocks; 0.79” stabilizer (anti-roll)
bar; specially calibrated suspension settings


Power Assisted 4-Wheel ABS Brakes
Front: 12.4 in. dual piston vented disc / Rear: 11.8 in. disc

Front: 14.0 in. slotted and vented disc with Saleen ABS 4-piston calipers


Saleen seven spoke alloy wheels, front/rear: 20” x 9”
High-performance Dunlop Sport tires, front/rear: P275/35ZR20

20” x 10” rear wheels

Ultra, high-performance Pirelli P-Zero Rosso upgrade, front/rear: P275/35ZR20
Chrome finished wheels



Saleen twin gauge pod: boost and air temperature
Saleen leather sport seats with louvered head rest (6 way power driver’s seat with power
Saleen 200 MPH speedometer with black faced gauges
Saleen design dash vents and bezels
Saleen steering wheel badge
Saleen performance driving pedals with driver foot brace
Saleen close ratio shifter
Saleen billet aluminum shift knob
Saleen door sill plates
Interior upgrade package: 6-gauge instrument cluster with MyColor feature, leather
wrapped steering wheel, satin-aluminum finish door latches and instrument panel, satin-
aluminum spokes on steering wheel, message center and Dark Charcoal door-panel
One-touch up/down power windows
Speed control
AM/FM/CD audio system
Saleen serialized engine bay plaque
Saleen serialized dash plaque
Saleen S281 custom floor mats
Saleen key fob
Saleen "Eagle One" detail kit
Saleen owners document portfolio and warranty guide
Optional: Shaker 500 audio system with 6 disc in-dash CD changer/MP3, 8 speakers


Saleen design hood with heat ventilation
Saleen design injection molded TPO front fascia
Saleen design injection molded TPO side skirts and door cladding
Saleen design injection molded TPO rear fascia
Saleen design front grille
Dual power sideview mirrors
Saleen integrated front turn signals
Rear-window defroster
Variable-interval windshield wipers
Saleen rear center body panel
Saleen design rear spoiler and end caps
Saleen design rear wing
Saleen design quarter window trim
Saleen valve stem caps
Saleen S281 Supercharged graphics and identification
Saleen windshield graphic
Saleen fender badge
Saleen championship wreath
Saleen serialized bumper number
Saleen high-intensity discharge headlamps


Dual-Stage Airbags
Driver’s Seat Position Sensor
Crash Severity Sensor
Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children (Latch) Safety Seats
Remote Keyless & Illuminated Entry System
3-Point Safety Belts for All Seating Positions
Side-Impact Door Beams


Performance White Clearcoat/Blue/White
Performance White Clearcoat/Black/White
Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
Black Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
Sonic Blue Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic/Black/Silver
Screaming Yellow Clearcoat/Black/Silver
Mineral Grey Clearcoat Metallic/Silver/Silver
Redfire Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
Legend Lime/Silver/Silver
Windveil Blue/Silver/Silver

Speedlab Yellow/Black/Silver
Saleen S7 Silver/Black/Silver
Lizstick Red/Silver/Silver
Pearl White/Black/White
Black Metallic/Silver/Silver
Victory Blue/Silver/Silver
Bright Signature Red/Silver/Silver
Trilogy Silver/Black/Silver


Coupe Convertible
Wheelbase 15.7” 15.7”
Track, F/R 63.9”/62.8” 63.9”/62.8”
Width 74.0” 74.0”
Length 189.1 189.1”
Height 56.0” NA
Distribution, F/R 53/47 NA
Curb weight 3550 lbs NA
Fuel tank 15.7 gal 15.7 gal
Trunk volume 12.3 ft3 12.3 ft3