Typically built in Italy, Britain, or Germany, when it comes to supercar America is usually overlooked. However, one of the most successful supercars on the race track actually comes from the USA.
Developed by legendary race car driver Steve Saleen, Saleen Automotive got its start producing modified Mustangs in 1984. Utilizing race-proven parts on street cars was not a new idea but it was an idea that was undeniably made better by Saleen. After accomplishing nearly all of his goals for the Mustang, Steve began focusing on another lifelong goal of his in 1997. Code named “Project Molly,” the S7 would go on to become the first American car to be built with super car status.
Unveiled in 2000, the first S7 featured a 550-horsepower 427-cid V8 and a sleek carbon fiber body. By 2005, the car was fitted with a