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  • Saleen GT4 Concept Race Car

    Supercar builder Saleen wants to return to the starting grid with a new GT4-class turnkey race car based on its S1 sports car, and has a concept to showcase its ambitions. The new Saleen GT4 concept is essentially just an S1 road car that has been modified to be GT4 series-legal, which means only a few essential items have been updated. The front splitter and fenders along with the rear diffuser were modified to improve its aerodynamics, a larger rear wing conforms to series specifications, and the GT4 has also been fitted with anti-lock brakes. We expect that a series-sanctioned engine tune...

  • Saleen S7 Le Mans shown at Saleen launch in China
    Saleen S7 returns, again, with 1,500 horsepower and 298 mph top speed

    Thanks to a Chinese partner, the Saleen S7 supercar is set to return once again, this time with 1,500 horsepower.

  • Saleen launch in China
    Saleen launches in China with revived S7 supercar, SUV, and electric minicar

    Saleen has been launched in China as a potential Porsche rival.

  • 2019 Saleen 35th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang
    Saleen celebrates 35 years with commemorative 2019 Mustang

    Saleen celebrates 35 trips around the sun this year, and it's marking the occasion with a Mustang-based special edition. The car is appropriately called the SA 35, for Saleen Automotive 35, and just 10 examples will be built. These days, Saleen is actually an automobile manufacturer, but the...

  • Saleen Sporttruck XR
    Saleen Sportruck XR is a hotter 700-plus-horsepower F-150 Raptor

    Saleen Automotive, the California company best known for modifying Ford Mustangs and producing the S7 supercar, has a new creation: the Saleen Sportruck XR. Think of it as a hotter Ford F-150 Raptor. The Sportruck XR made its debut at Harris Ford Lincoln in Lynnwood, Washington, last Friday after a...

  • Saleen S7 Le Mans
    Saleen S7 LM revealed with 1,300 horsepower, $1M price tag

    Saleen doesn’t quite have the status of being a household name say, for example, like Shelby, but the company has been in the limelight on a number of occasions. In fact, its flagship product, the S7 supercar, has appeared onscreen several times, most notably in 2003’s “Bruce...

  • Saleen S1, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Saleen hasn’t had standalone car in its lineup since the S7 supercar went out of production in 2009. That all changed at this week’s 2017 Los Angeles auto show where Saleen took the covers off the new S1 sports car. The S1 actually made its world debut in China on November 8. It’s where the car will eventually be built, thus fulfilling a long-held dream of Saleen founder Steve Saleen to introduce Chinese-built cars into the United States. The car will be built in Mississippi for U.S. and European distribution and China for the Asian market. Eventually, however, the Chinese...

  • Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition
    Saleen builds a special Mustang to celebrate a championship win from 1987

    Saleen hasn’t always been a manufacturer and tuner of high-performance cars. Back in 1986, just three years after the company was founded, Saleen entered the SCCA/Escort Endurance Championship with a version of its Saleen Mustang prepped for motorsport duty. One year later, Saleen took home...

  • Teaser for Saleen S7 Le Mans
    Saleen to build 7 more S7 supercars

    Saleen may be strapped for cash these days but the company continues to churn out cars. On Saturday the company announced a new production run of its S7 supercar which originally ceased production in 2006, suggesting there were no takers for the rights of the car as well as some remaining chassis...

  • 2008 Saleen S5S Raptor Concept
    Own the rights to the Saleen S7 and S5S supercars

    The Saleen S7 was one of the automotive highlights of the early 21st century, a rare instance where a small American firm managed to take on the established European players. It was only made between 2000 and 2004, but now there's an opportunity to own not just an example of this rare beast, but...

  • 2015 Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang
    Saleen Shows Off Its 2015 302 Black Label Mustang

    If there's any company out there that should know how to tune up a new Mustang, it's the folks at Saleen. Yes, it's been awhile since we've had a true S-badged bruiser roaming the streets. Now though, it looks like the time has come to welcome an all-new super Stang from the house that Steve built...

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    Saleen on the verge of bankruptcy?

    Vehicle tuner Saleen looks to be in some serious financial trouble, with a recent quarterly report filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealing the dire situation. According to the report, Saleen had just $7,261 in cash as of September 30, 2014, and liabilities...

  • 2015 Saleen ST based on the Tesla Model S

    It was back in August that Saleen first unveiled its modified Tesla Model S, which the company had named a FourSixteen in reference to the donor Model S P85’s 416-horsepower rating. But just a few months later Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] introduced its own 691-hp Model S P85D as the replacement for its P85, meaning Saleen’s FourSixteen name no longer made any sense. Instead of abandoning the project, Saleen decided to offer its Model S modifications, such as its aero components, new final gear ratios and new locking differentials, on additional Model S variants, and in the process...

  • 2015 Saleen S302 Mustang
    2015 Saleen S302 Mustang Specs Revealed, Order Books Opened

    Following yesterday’s release of a teaser shot of its 2015 S302 Mustang, Saleen has now released all the tasty specs and announced that it’s started taking orders for the car. The 2015 S302 Mustang is Saleen’s first take on the 2015 Ford Mustang, and having tuned Ford Motor...

  • Teaser for 2015 Saleen S302 Mustang
    2015 Saleen S302 Mustang Teased Further In New Video

    Although Saleen’s focus of late has been in modifying the Tesla Model S, the firm hasn’t forgotten the nameplate that put it on the map: Mustang. For the latest generation of the iconic muscle car, Saleen is reviving its S302 badge, and after July’s early look at the all-new 2015...

  • Saleen Foursixteen based on the Tesla Model S
    Watch The Tesla Model S-Based Saleen Foursixteen Burn Rubber: Video

    Whether you like it or not, the performance car of the future will feature some form of electrification for its drivetrain. And in some cases, there won’t be any internal combustion engine whatsoever. That doesn’t mean the aggressive sound performance cars are known for will be...

  • Saleen FourSixteen based on the Tesla Model S
    Saleen’s Modified Model S, The FourSixteen, Debuts At Pebble Beach Concours

    After first announcing plans for an electric car last December, Saleen Automotive has finally revealed its zero-emission project, a modified version of the Tesla Model S dubbed the Saleen FourSixteen. Saleen, made famous by a string of high-performance Ford Mustangs as well as its own S7 supercar...

  • Saleen FourSixteen based on the Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S-Based Saleen FourSixteen Heads To Pebble Beach

    Saleen's modified Tesla is called the FourSixteen.

  • Teaser for 2015 Saleen S302 Mustang

    Saleen has been building high-performance custom Mustangs for decades now, and fans of the tuned muscle cars will be keen to know that the next generation of the car will receive the same treatment. This is the first image of the Saleen S302. Released today, the image shows the car’s dramatic front-end design, from the flared and scooped hood to the lower valance and the blacked-out grille. As Mustangs Daily reports, Saleen is aiming for drama with the S302’s design. “We feel this latest Saleen mustang model is perfectly positioned as the next American exotic, campaigning on...

  • Saleen Tesla Model S
    Saleen Teases Its First Electric Car, A Custom Tesla Model S

    So far, electric vehicles haven't really caught the imagination of tuners in the way their combustion counterparts have. Aside from the occasional NISMO-tweaked Nissan Leaf or Brabus-fettled Smart Electric Drive, electric cars have been left well alone. Ever since Saleen announced it was developing...

  • 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, Los Angeles Auto Show
    Saleen taking S7 supercar to Beijing auto show, will offer it for sale

    If you ever wanted to get your hands on a brand new Saleen S7, you’ll have your chance at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show next month. Yes, Saleen has confirmed it will be taking one of the all-American supercars to the show to help spearhead its launch in the Chinese market, and will be offering...

  • Tesla Model S
    Saleen To Build High-Performance Custom Tesla Model S

    Saleen Automotive, the well-known but at times embattled empire of Steve Saleen, has announced it will build a high-performance version of a new car. No, it's not the 2015 Ford Mustang (not yet, anyway). It's the Tesla Model S. The upcoming Saleen Model S will be the company's first foray into...

  • Saleen S302 2011 Ford Mustang GT
    Saleen Confirms Electric Car Development

    Now that Steve Saleen, founder of tuning firm Saleen Automotive and creator of the original Saleen S7 supercar, has won back the right to the legal use of his name on new products, the former racer-turned-automotive-entrepreneur is keen to get back to what he loves doing most, building some of the...

  • 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, Los Angeles Auto Show
    Saleen’s new supercar to be called the S8

    Saleen’s S7 supercar of the previous decade will spawn a successor in the next two years, and it will be called the “S8” (assuming there is no conflict with Audi and its own S8). The information was revealed by Saleen CEO and founder Steve Saleen during the recent Los Angeles Auto...

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