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Eco Luxury SuperCars

Saleen S5S Raptor

— March 28, 2008 — Autos
The Italian Saleen S5S Raptor is a two-seat creampuff that can put other comparable mid-sized hot rods to shame. Plus, it is eco-friendly with a 5.0L Supercharged engine that runs on ethanol, protecting our environment. Look for the production model in 2010 for $185,000.

Critics feel the Saleen looks like a Lamborghini, but those who have seen the car in person disagree. Autoblog notes, "I didn't mention the cars I thought the Raptor looked like, but a fair number of commenters did. This is what you should know: in person, the car looks like nothing else but the S5S Raptor, and it looks better than any car you think it might look like. It is, to put it plainly, all kinds of hot."

Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Supercars - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop luxury supercars that are eco-friendly, appealing to environmentally-conscious consumers.
2. Ethanol-powered Engines - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the potential of using ethanol as an alternative fuel source for high-performance cars.
3. Unique Car Designs - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create distinctive car designs that stand out in the luxury car market, attracting buyers seeking a one-of-a-kind experience.
Industry Implications
1. Luxury Car Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate sustainable and eco-friendly technologies into luxury car manufacturing processes to meet the growing demand for environmentally-conscious vehicles.
2. Alternative Fuel Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Further research and develop ethanol-powered engines, offering a greener alternative to traditional gasoline engines for supercars.
3. Automotive Design Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Push the boundaries of automotive design, creating unique and visually striking luxury car models that redefine industry aesthetics.
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