Saleen


You just know that brand named after racing legend Steve Saleen is going to be about serious performance. Saleens are usually high powered and track oriented, and based on Ford or GM vehicles. The flagship mid-engined S7 supercar was discontinued a few years ago, but rumors of successor called the S5 Raptor have been rumbling though the news.


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Saleen Developing New Supercar, High Performance EVs

Saleen Developing New Supercar, High Performance EVs

Now that the merger of SMS Signature Cars and the original Saleen Autosport has been completed, Saleen Automotive is looking forward to the future of bringing new, high-performance sports cars to the market.

Saleen Back On Track to Produce New Supercar

Saleen Back On Track to Produce New Supercar

Many car enthusiasts would argue that perhaps the only true supercar to have ever been made in America was the Saleen S7. This carbon-fibered, mid-engined rocket ship was not only a very capable street car, but was also a very successful racing car, winning many races in the FIA GT Championship, not to mention impressive…

Audi Sweeps the Podium at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi Sweeps the Podium at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans

When the clock struck 12 today at Le Circuit de La Sarthe, Audi took home a stunning sweep of the podium at this year’s running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the Peugeot 908′s showing considerably more pace during qualifying, not even Audi Motorsports boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich would have predicted a 1-2-3…

SEMA Preview: Saleen teases 2010 S281 Mustang

SEMA Preview: Saleen teases 2010 S281 Mustang

Saleen Performance Vehicles has released pictures of the 2010 S281 Mustang ahead of the car’s official unveiling at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The three  pictures, posted on Saleen’s Flickr and Facebook pages, provide a peek of the S281′s front and the rear, which a couple of Facebook commenters called an improvement on the…

Saleen Performance Vehicles Launches 2010 Mustang 435S

Saleen Performance Vehicles Launches 2010 Mustang 435S

Saleen Performance Vehicles (SPV) has just released its version of the 2010 Mustang, the 435S. The release of this 435 horsepower pony car comes just days after Steve Saleen announced he is suing SPV and its owner MJ Acquisitions for using his name. For those not up to date on the continuing Saleen saga, Steve…

Steve Saleen’s New Company to Honor Old Saleen Warranties

Steve Saleen’s New Company to Honor Old Saleen Warranties

Steve Saleen to the rescue! That’s right, Steve Saleen, the former owner of Mustang-tuner and manufacturer Saleen Inc. has announced that his new company SMS Supercars will honor the warranty on any Saleen product purchased before February 2nd, 2009. Now that’s standing behind your product! “The ones who have been left out in the cold…

Saleen Warranties Null & Void Says New Owner

Saleen Warranties Null & Void Says New Owner

Saleen’s new owner, MJ Acquisitions, will not be honoring any outstanding warranties on Saleen Inc. products, services, or vehicles. That’s right, MJ Acquisitions recently sent a letter to all certified Saleen and Racecraft dealers stating that customers will have to pay for any repair costs because Saleen Inc. has ceased operations. It clearly states that,…

Saleen’s New Owner A Candidate to Buy Viper?

Saleen’s New Owner A Candidate to Buy Viper?

MJ Acquisitions, which recently purchased most of Saleen Inc., has made it clear that purchasing Viper from Dodge/Chrysler is of interest to the company. Automotive News reports that MJ Acquisitions co-owner Mike Shields states that, “We’ve considered a purchase of Viper.” Shields and his bothers own several auto-industry related subsidiaries including Cyltec, LLC, Power-Tec Engineering,…

Saleen Inc. Sold Again: Future of Supercar Department Uncertain

Saleen Inc. Sold Again: Future of Supercar Department Uncertain

Three months after Saleen Incorporated announced it was looking for a buyer the company has just released news that MJ Acquistions has purchased a significant portion of the automakers assets. The deal puts all supercharger, after market and high performance assets in the hands of MJ Acquisitions. Saleen Inc.  will retain ownership of everything relating…

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