Saleen, and aftermarket and original manufacturer of US automobiles has announced it will make a special Tesla model. Saleen typically supertunes the ICE engines of American musclecars and adds ground effects and other upgrades to add value, usually doubling the price of the car.
With the Model S, it will be a little tricky because Tesla typically controls the drive train of the vehicle with custom software and upgrades that controls performance.
That being said, there is lots of room for customization in the interior with many people wanting a more luxurious finish. However, Saleen often leans toward sports and less toward luxury in its designs.
The Press release (below) is ambiguous in its intentions but it will be interesting to see what they come up with.
CORONA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN), (OTCBB: SLNN) (the “Company”), an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel, is pleased to announce that the Company will produce for the first time, a Saleen Tesla Model S sports car. The Saleen Tesla design will be Saleen’s first effort in enhancing an existing electric vehicle.
No release date has been set for completion of the Saleen Tesla Model S, but renderings will be released as Research and Design continue. Our engineers will also prepare a spec sheet which will detail some of the enhancements and innovations we intend to add to the Saleen Tesla Model S.
“Saleen Automotive is intent on continually expanding its presence in the automotive market,” stated Steve Saleen, CEO, Saleen Automotive, Inc. “We have already announced or produced incredible vehicles including Camaros, Challengers, and of course Mustangs, adding style and performance to each of those legendary lines. Now, we turn our attention to the vehicle that has defined the sports car in the rapidly growing electric car sector.”
“Tesla’s values are not a departure from our core values of elite power, style, and performance. I have admired their craftsmanship,” added Saleen. “And now with our upcoming entry into the electric car market with a revolutionary design all our own, 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.”
“I fully intend to produce one of the most compelling Tesla’s to ever hit the roadway,” added Saleen. For more information and updates visit the following online locations: Company website: www.saleenautomotive.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saleen