Saleen-Tuned Tesla Model S Coming Summer 2014

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The American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles just released the first sketches of the manic Saleen Tesla Model S. Saleen Automotive announced that the first Saleen Tesla Model S will be completed during the Summer of 2014.
Let's start with the big news, shall we? In terms of mechanical enhancements, the Saleen version of the EV sports saloon is expected to blitz the range-topping Tesla Model S in P85 flavor from 0 to 60 miles per hour. And believe us, the 416 horsepower P85 is not your usual four-wheeled tree hugging machine. That thing can melt its tires in an instant, releasing enough smoke to cover an entire dragstrip in the process.

Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive, stated: “The Company previously announced its intention to produce a Saleen Tesla Model S electric vehicle and now with initial Research and Design progressed to a level that allows for the release of a rendering, the Company is prepared to show its vision for a Saleen version of the acclaimed Tesla.”

According to the official sketches, we can point out that the future model will include a funky Orange County exterior paint job, revamped front aerodynamics, carbon fiber rear diffuser and decklid trim, as well as Saleen signature wheels and a full set of carbon ceramic brakes for extra stopping power.

As for the interior, the Saleen Tesla Model S features a not-so-outlandish grayscale leather and Alcantara cabin with contrasting red stitching on the seats and the Saleen logo embroided on the headrests.

“I fully intend to produce one of the most compelling Teslas to ever hit the roadway", Mr. Saleen also declared. "The Saleen Tesla Model shows aggressive race inspired aerodynamics that lend to efficiency’s in performance and design."
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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