With Steve Saleen back at the helm of Saleen Automotive, the former race car driver is looking to put performance back into American sports cars.
Saleen’s immediate goal is to launch three new vehicles using existing Detroit models as the base: the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Dodge Challenger. With a target sales of 750 units, the new three-car rollout is designed to help get the new company rolling towards bigger plans.
Each of the three vehicles will be retuned and equipped to replicate famous race cars of the 1960s and 1970s, with the first being a George Follmer Edition Mustang, bringing a modern spin to the 1969 Follmer Boss 302 race car. As for the Camaro, it will be a Mark Donahue Edition Camaro, paying tribute to the late NASCAR and Penske Racing driver. Lastly is a Dodge Challenger that will replicate the NASCAR racer Swede Savage’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda.
According to Saleen, the new vehicles will retail for about $70,000 each starting next year with the Mustang selling for just under $75,000.
In addition, Saleen revealed that the company has begun development on a successor to the S7 supercar.
“The economy is back, the housing market is back, the auto industry is back, and I’m back,” Saleen said. “I have the brand back. And now I have to get us on track to fund our business plan.”
[Source: Automotive News]
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