Back in 1990, The Seal Beach Police Department in Seal Beach, Calif. received a special edition Saleen Mustang SB/S for police duty. Nearly 28 years later, the police department is getting a modern version of the tuning company’s high-performance Mustang.
Saleen took to Instagram to reveal its plans to give the police department a new police interceptor based on its 302 Mustang. Not a lot of information was provided with the Instagram post, which read: “Seal Beach PDs new interceptor. Coming soon to a rear view mirror near you.”
The tuner recently delivered a 730-horsepower special edition Mustang Police Car to the Riverside Police Department in Riverside, Calif. And while Saleen didn’t provide any specs for the special edition for the Seal Beach police force, we think the two vehicles share a lot more than their exterior design.
The Saleen S302 Black Label Mustang is the baddest Mustang available from the tuning company for the 2015 model year. Saleen takes the stock 5.0-liter V8 from the Mustang and fits it with all types of performance goodies. Some of the more notable components include a supercharger, larger fuel injectors, a high-performance exhaust system, and a cold-air intake. The result is a total of 730 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
In addition to adding performance parts to the engine, the Mustang also benefits from larger brakes, suspension upgrades, better tires, and a more aggressive body kit. The Mustang that Saleen is giving to the Seal Beach Police Department looks like it retains a lot of the components, but has some new decals and hardware to handle police work.
There’s a slim chance that the special Mustang will be used to chase speeders, but having one of the most powerful pony cars on the road in your police fleet is a great way to engage with the community.