Saleen may be best known for their upgraded muscle cars, like the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger. However, there is a new kind of electric muscle emerging, and Saleen appears to be embracing it with both hands.
“I have admired their craftsmanship,” commented Steve Saleen on the Tesla brand. “We share a desire to also produce vehicles that are not dependent on fossil fuels and which accomplish this fuel independence with a tremendous assemblage of grace and technology.”
The Saleen Model S is on the way, and Saleen already has several drawings that hint towards the direction they would like to go. There is no word on the power increase we’ll be looking at, but they do suggest they will need carbon ceramic brakes in order to handle the additional torque boost.
Beyond performance, Saleen also plans to update the exterior with dual air dams, carbon fiber lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, trunk mounted spoiler, and some slick alloy low profile wheels. The interior won’t be left out either, gaining some nice Alcantara upholstery with red-contrast stitching.
To wrap up this report in just one sentence, this will be one of the most compelling Tesla’s ever to hit the tarmac, or Steve’s last name isn’t Saleen!