Saleen claims that kind of suck-squeeze-bang-blow is enough for 2.2 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph) and a top speed of 480 km/h (298 mph). The second model is also a mid-engine design, the S1 which will be manufactured in China starting in 2020 as well. This fellow is a bit less extreme, claiming 457 horsepower and 426 pound-feet of torque from the 2.3-liter Ecoboost.
Automotive journalist Greg Kable uploaded a few photographs from the grand event in China, and Saleen has also confirmed an entry in “the electric city car ranks with the Maimai It is powered by a 107-horsepower electric motor and is claimed to boast an electric range of up to 190 miles.”
As if that wasn’t strange enough, the Saleen MAC promises 400 horsepower, lots of torque, and internal combustion. Like the two mid-engined models, the sport utility vehicle is intended to enter production locally in 2020.
The launch event in China signals a turn of fortune for the American company, which fares better from a financial standpoint thanks to the Jiangsu Secco Automobile Technology Corporation. Founder Steve Saleen now serves as the vice chairman of Saleen, and according to reports in the Chinese media, the Chinese mothership has a registered capital of almost $1.5 billion.
A factory in the Rugao Economic and Technological Development Zone is under construction, and the local government is heavily involved in the project. The chairman and CEO of Jiangsu Secco Automobile Technology is Wang Xiaolin, a man who calls himself a doctor, chairman, and chief executive officer of Saleen.
Saleen, the US performance car brand owned by Jiangsu Secco Automobile Technology Corp, is set to introduce an SUV as part of a new model push announced today in China. Known as the Saleen MAC, it uses an ICE engine developing 400hp/450Nm. Intro planned for 2020@Saleen #China pic.twitter.com/pSzPkXxu7o— Greg Kable (@GregKable) July 22, 2019
As part of its plans to resurrect @Saleen, Jiangsu Secco Automobile Technology Corp has announced a limited run of Saleen S7 Le Mans. They run a powered up twin-turbocharged 7.0-litre V8 Ford Windsor engine with 1500hp and 1800Nm. 0-62mph in 2.2sec and 298mph (480km/h) VMax pic.twitter.com/vmvoqIrXK3— Greg Kable (@GregKable) July 22, 2019
Saleen has also confirmed it plans to enter the electric city car ranks with the Maimai. It is powered by an 80kW (107hp) electric motor and is claimed to boast an electric range of up to 305km (190 miles).@Saleen pic.twitter.com/5K6U9dgqUf— Greg Kable (@GregKable) July 22, 2019
The main thrust of Jiangsu Secco Automobile Technology Corp's resurrection of the Saleen brand centres around an upgraded version of the S1 - a car that began life as the Henrik Fisker design Artega GT in 2009. It will be produced at a new factory in China from 2020@Saleen pic.twitter.com/MIcCmswP6L— Greg Kable (@GregKable) July 22, 2019