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yeah, funny about that V6 comment since GTOs did not come with V6's and there is no way they would spend the money to do an engine swap for a movie prop.

to hell with Steve Saleen. he's obviously pissed that the Camaro will beat his crappy mustang any day of the week. not good business sense to be talkin' smack like that, bro... especially after GM paid you to do that job. i don't think you'll be getting any other jobs like that.

and he said Michael Bay originally came to him for the Mustang to be the hero. funny, cuz i have heard the complete opposite... that Bay went to GM and as soon as he saw the concept Camaro in the design studio he had to have it in the movie. and i heard Bay is a Camaro fan.

i've said it before (in regards to the Saleen job on the Camaro for the movie)and i'll say it again:

i would NEVER buy any Camaro with a Ford name on it. i can't help it, i was raised with a big ford vs. chevy rivalry in my house. (hell, i wouldn't even buy a "Cobra" radar detector when i was a teenager just because it had the name Cobra on it).

when i think of companies like Roush and Saleen, i think: slow, over-priced, under-powered, gaudy, all-about-looks, and wannabe-racers. that is not the image i want on my new Camaro.
 

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We're a year from release and they're already nervous enough to start talking trash?

I love it. Give me more. :lol:


Instead of trash, they should be working on their excuses. :rolleyes:
 

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On another board, we were discussing what we thought about a Saleen Camaro deviation.

I said NO. Didn't really have a backing statement, other than a funny feeling, but this is what I needed. Steve Saleen is a bloated POS who needs to drive one of his cars before he puts his name on it. Cause' I'd be embarrassed to own the rights to his cars...just sayin':screwy:.

You know what this is? Remeber when Saleen "leaked" engine options to a mag? Maybe they were true, maybe they weren't. But I'll bet GM pulled the plug on Saleen. and he's pissed he couldn't get his hands on a real pony car to modify (ever so slightly, but still somehow worth thousands more than stock).:confused:

Now, leave it to a bunch of Mustang extremists to buy that garbage. V6? built a Camaro? HA! you ripped apart a GTO (V8!!!!) and put on a body that GM provided for you. Congratulations, you phony!


Okay. Now to breathe, and relax. I can't believe that anybody can string together that many 'jokes' and 'friendly jests' without it being intentionally malicious.<= hence why I got pissed.
NOT COOL, SALEEN! Go build another version on a Ruststang, you arse.:STFU:
 

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I was not thrilled with his comments either.
Most of it is typical trash talk and friendly jabs, which is fine and expected.

But the V6 comment and the comment about Saleen had to build them was just false and stupid, and Steve knows it.

Oh well, I guess the Saleen modded Mustangs will just have to keep losing to bone stock Camaros. :D
 

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A little man from a little company who adds body kits to under performing Mustangs and charges people outrageous amounts of money for another run of the mill "special" Mustang.

GM will produce the Camaro, which will out perform from the outset, without using/needing "bodykits", obnoxious and tacky graphics, and underachieving modifications, and which will blow Saleens overpriced 'Pep Boys' "specials" into the weeds.

If anyone is interested, here is their customer service address; [email protected]

I'll be contacting them. :mad:
 

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I like to see GM, Paramount, or Micheal Bay sue his ass for slander.
Its not a V6 and it pisses me off that he takes credit for design (or any part
of development of the 5th gen). He merely produced a prop from a GM car.

Im sure Hasbro (copyrights) and GM (funding) had the names in the hat when it was approved for production, Saleen's name was prolly thought up during production for prop production. He was a pawn, and he's acting like he's the big man. I say flood his email; then write to GM and Paramount for action.

The ignorant laughs from the mustang guys are too familar; one of the reasons I cant stand the mustang community anymore. Hell, I like the import guys better; at least they spend more time and effort to think **** up. *ends rant*
 

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While he was on a roll with the lies, I guess he didn't want to speak the truth about anything so he said it was a V6 in it.

What an ass. Like said above, he didn't build the Camaro, he put a body kit together.

I would not doubt that GM told him he can't touch the new Camaros and thats why he decided to bash GM.
 

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If I was ford I think I would be embarressed since the only Mustangs considered to be fast are built by an aftermarket company "Saleen".

Or am I wrong and Saleen is owned by ford.

Actually I don't know much about this company. Are they fast or kind of a new version of the old Macho T/A & Macho Z.
 

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Maybe he doesn't know what a GM V8 engine looks like;).
He is used to looking at those huge looking low displacement low power V8s out of the mustang.:lol:
 

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Pile it on...Pile it on...

I just can't believe Saleen would make such statements. He stepped down as head and maybe he's stirring the pot.

On May 14, 2007, Steve Saleen and Billy Tally resigned from Saleen after nearly 24 and approximately 9 years with the company, respectively.....
 

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Steve Saleen has nothing to do with Mustangs anymore - his company and him went their separate ways last year.
Saleen (the company) is now owned by the same holding company that bought ASC and is painting the Viper panels in the plant that did the Mustangs. They very well could produce and build the Viper after Chrysler shuts down the Viper plant in Detroit.

Also, according to an interview with Michael Bay, Saleen wanted the Camaro in it as soon as he saw the pictures of it - GM didn't approach him!

He also lied about the Mustang in Transformers... it's not a real Saleen S281, it was just a dressed up GT, as he admitted in print in the issue of Hot Rod Magazine with Bumblebee on the cover.

What a moron!!
 
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