Saleen Raises the Bar Again for 2018 with their 700HP Sportruck and Advanced Performance Mustang Line up
CORONA, CA,, Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
Saleen Automotive (OTCQB:SLNN) – Saleen Automotive, highly respected for innovative high performance vehicles of all kinds, returns to the truck market with the announcement of their new 2018 Sportruck. Available beginning in November 2017, the truck will again be based on the popular Ford F150 platform. Power will be offered in four levels including enhanced Eco-boost turbocharged 2.7 and 3.6-liter engines as well as naturally aspirated and supercharged versions of 5.0-liter V8, the top level achieving a whopping 700HP.
“We are excited to have returned to our heritage with a high performance Saleen Sportruck that fits perfectly within our program for a full line of high performance vehicles carrying the Saleen brand,” said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Our truck heritage includes many race wins in our Ranger-version of the Saleen Sportruck followed by the extremely popular Saleen S331 Sportrucks. Ford chose to use Saleen Superchargers on the Harley Davidson F150 editions, which were installed at the Saleen factory in Troy, Michigan. The time is right that we return to the market with a product that feeds an audience of hungry Saleen truck enthusiasts.”
The Saleen Sportruck will be instantly recognizable as a Saleen-exclusive offering. The new bodywork includes a functional air dam, front brake ducting, racing inspired grille and hood with center sculpting. The rear of the truck will feature Saleen nameplate trim in the center of the tailgate and large rear exhaust tips that tuck neatly into the lower rear valance for a race inspired look. Racecraft suspension, Saleen signature interior appointments and big brakes are standard. The trucks will be equipped with side skirts and Saleen-exclusive alloy wheels wrapped with high performance General Tires.
All New Signature Saleen Mustangs Now Available
The much-heralded release of the 2018 Ford Mustang has set the stage for an even more exciting debut – three new 2018 Saleen Mustangs. Best of all, for those customers who are on the fence with regards to the new Ford’s “freshened” design changes, rest assured, the new Saleen will wrap its high performance abilities with an exterior that delivers an aggressive performance look that enthusiasts will certainly embrace.
The 2018 Saleen Mustang line up builds upon its three previously available performance levels; the White, Yellow and Black Label models. Each will sport a very aggressive, Saleen-exclusive front fascia that includes functional ducting throughout, angled headlight pockets and all-purpose grille and hood that are a dramatic change. Complemented with high performance wheels, race-bred General Tires, advanced suspension components and more horsepower, the new Saleen Mustangs are an amazing value that anyone considering a muscle car purchase should put on their short list.
“Expanding upon our tradition of delivering truly unique performance models that offer something special for discerning performance enthusiasts, the 2018 Saleen 302 is our best looking and performing car yet,” said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Our signature line of Saleen 302s sets the bar for vehicles that are not only great looking and deliver premium performance but also maintain an affordable price level so that any enthusiast vehicle buyer can find a car that fits their need. Our White, Yellow and Black label cars feature power and handling along with unique interior styling.”
Saleen is currently taking orders for the all-new 2018 Saleen Signature Series Mustangs and Sportrucks with delivery slated for the end of 2017. Interested parties can call (800) 888-8945 and ask for the sales team!
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Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) Corona, CA – (January 25, 2016)
The Saleen brand opened its first international showroom in Shanghai, China. The elegant showroom is located in the upscale Jing An District in Shanghai and will not only assist in broadening the Saleen experience but also furthering the brand.
The opening of the Shanghai Showroom is the recent result of an agreement formed between Saleen and Saleen Motors International (“SMI”), an affiliate of GreenTech Automotive and licensee of the Saleen Brand in Asia.
The store will have Saleen vehicles, parts, and accessories on the showroom floor, which will allow potential buyers to see, touch, and buy Saleen. “This is an exciting opportunity for the Saleen brand,” remarked Steve Saleen, “we have fans all over the world, but this will give us a whole new customer base and the opportunity to expand the Saleen experience.” Mr. Charles Wang, Chairman and CEO of GTA, stated that “Saleen has been the icon of American high performance cars. Its advanced powertrain technologies and aerodynamics will surely bring an exciting alternative choice for Chinese high performance car enthusiasts. The rapid expansion of Saleen’s customer base in China has not only made the legendary Saleen cars available to the vast Chinese market, but also increased manufacturing jobs in our production facility in Tunica, Mississippi. What a great win-win for both countries.”
Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) Los Angeles, CA – (March 20, 2015)
Earlier this year, Saleen Automotive released their 2015 White and Yellow Label 302 Mustangs to much fanfare. To round out their fleet, Saleen pulled out all the stops and developed one of the best Mustangs to date. This car is set to change the way pony cars are looked at from here on out. At a one-of-a-kind event in Downtown LA, Saleen raised the curtain on the latest pony car out of their Corona, CA headquarters.
“Since I started building cars in 1984 my goal has always been to go above and beyond where anybody has been before”, said Steve Saleen. “This will by far be the most refined and advanced Mustang we have built to date.”
With over 30 years of experience in both racing and manufacturing vehicles, it was only a matter of time before Saleen built a Mustang as comprehensive and technologically advanced as the 2015 302 Black Label.
Saleen combined the reliability and potency of the 5.0L Coyote motor with a twin-screw supercharger. The pair produces the most power from a production Mustang yet at 730 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque on 91 octane gas.
“From the beginning of this project, we have always known that we wanted to create the most powerful production Mustang we have ever built”, said Sven Etzelsberger, V.P. of Engineering. “I can happily say that we have accomplished this goal with great success.”
Suspension, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
The 2015 Saleen 302 Black Label not only outperforms every competitor in engine performance, but also outshines even previous generation Saleen Mustangs in handling. This is because the chassis consists of an independent suspension on all four corners. Outfitted with Saleen S4 springs, shocks, swaybars, and bushings, this setup offers complete performance and handling for both on and off the track.
A massive set of 15-inch dimpled rotors and multi-piston brakes bring the car back down from hyperspeed. “A brake setup of this caliber is perfectly fit on an ultra-high performance vehicle like the Black Label 302”, added Etzelsberger.
Keeping the Black Label planted to the road are 275/35R20 tires in the front and 275/40R20 tires in the rear. These are wrapped around a set of Saleen 20 inch 5-spoke alloy wheels that are available in multiple finishes.
By far the most advanced design out of Saleen, the Black Label 302 combines the legacy that Saleen is known for with unconventional design elements and materials for a truly unique vehicle inside and out, top to bottom. This all-new Saleen vehicle started with finely tuned aerodynamic body components. As always, Saleen has spent considerable time optimizing lift over drag (L/D) and this vehicle is no exception. Lengthened an inch and a half in the front and almost two inches in the rear helps to increase the airfoil, thereby increasing downforce over the entire vehicle. A trademark Saleen rear wing balances the downforce created by the front air splitter. Carbon fiber body components help to lighten the overall weight of the vehicle.
The interior is a mix of luxury and styling with black leather and suede seats accented in contrasting chevrons. A high contrast gauge cluster provides key vitals to the driver at a glance. Harking back to Saleen’s racing heritage is a leather wrapped steering wheel with controls for audio and the center stack display between the gauges. Unique badging finishes off the interior that includes a dash plaque signifying year of manufacture and serial number of each vehicle.
A full set of Saleen 302 badging and graphics will also be included to complement any one of the standard or custom Saleen paint schemes available on all Saleen vehicles. To match the beauty and refinement of such a remarkable car, Saleen has developed a new paint coating with BASF to launch with this vehicle. California Sunset is a cross between a golden yellow and the hues of a setting sun to create a truly unique color that changes with the light. As with the rest of the Saleen lineup, the 2015 S302 Black Label will receive a Saleen serialization and unique Saleen VIN. Each car is also hand signed by Steve Saleen, ensuring it has gone through the rigorous post-production quality control process. Each car also comes with a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty from Saleen.
“This car pushes the boundaries of proportion, both functionally and aesthetically, while transforming the signature American pony car look into a new class of American Exotic”, explained Sean Smith, Design Director.
The 2015 Saleen 302 Black Label will have a starting price of $73,214 and is available for order from select Ford dealers nationwide, on saleen.com, or by calling Saleen’s Vehicle Sales Division at (800) 888-8945.
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