What Is the Dan Gurney Signature Edition Mustang?Last Updated August 4, 2019
In 2008, Saleen Automotive paid tribute to legendary racecar driver, designer, and builder Dan Gurney by producing the Dan Gurney Signature Edition Mustang. Saleen partnered with Gurney to create a special-edition Mustang that offered a tip of the cap to Gurney’s 1969 Shelby Trans-Am Mustang Boss 302. Only available in Vista Blue, Torch Red, and Performance White and highlighted by Dan Gurney’s signature on the dashboard, this Mustang featured a limited production run of 100 vehicles in each of the three colors.
Plenty of Power Under the Hood
The Dan Gurney Mustang was not intended for the faint of heart! This robust special-edition Mustang was equipped with a supercharged 281-cubic-inch engine with an impressive power capacity of 465 hp. Other key performance features included a 3.73 rear axle, short throw shifter, road-hugging Pirelli Corsa tires, and a finely honed Racecraft suspension.
Extraordinary Power Complemented by Superior Design
The Gurney Mustang wasn’t just a mean driving machine — it also offered buyers with numerous interior and exterior design features that made this one-of-a-kind vehicle as stylish as it was powerful. The futuristic exterior managed to pay homage to Gurney’s 1969 Mustang, with its stinger-style hood, duckbill rear spoiler, and retro-inspired Gurney Edition body kit. Gurney’s #2 was painted on the driver and passenger doors to provide a most appropriate finishing touch. The interior was fitted with two-tone seats and a choice of red or blue Alcantara inserts. The distinctive Gurney Eagle logo could be found throughout the interior, including on the steering wheel.
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Saleen Automotive produced as a tribute to Dan Gurney, legendary racecar driver, designer and builder, the Dan Gurney Signature Edition Mustang. Only available in Vista Blue, Torch Red and Performance White, the Dan Gurney Signature Edition Mustang featured a 281 cu-in engine capable of producing 465 horsepower.
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