LAS VEGASAftermarket tuner Saleen Automotive Inc. is equipping one of its latest creations, the 2016 Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang, with Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s ultra-high-performance Zeon RS3-S tires.
We are excited to work with Saleen, whose maximum performance vehicles give us an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities and state-of-the-art technology engineered into our high performance products, said Scott Jam-ieson, Cooper director of product management, calling Saleen an iconic American name in motorsports.
The 302 Black Label Mustang comes with two engine optionsa 450-horsepower, 5-liter V8 or a 730-horsepower supercharged version of the same 5-liter V8. Prices start at $75,689, according to Saleen.
Cooper displayed the car at its SEMA Show booth.
The race-inspired RS3-S delivers world-class dry road traction, increased handling and exceptional cornering, according to Cooper. The tire's tread compounds are specifically formulated to combine dry and wet traction with crisp handling and high speed capabilities, the company said, adding that the RS3-S also features a 20,000-mile treadwear protection warranty and a 45-day road test guarantee.