All posts by Betsy Beyer

Currently the longest running editor of Saleen Alley. The official publication of SOEC. Have owned five generations of Saleen Mustangs through 20 years of active SOEC participation.

SALEEN 1 LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL

Additional Technical Specifications Released

CORONA, CA — December 7, 2017, Following the successful launch of Saleen 1 at the LA Auto Show last week, Saleen Automotive, Inc., has released more information on Steve Saleen’s newest creation. This modern, all-new, two-seater, mid-engine sports car is equipped with Supercar credentials.

The Saleen 1 features a 2.5L, I4, high output, turbocharged, Saleen-designed engine generating 450 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 180mph. Standard is a 6-speed manual transmission with an optional paddle-shifter automatic to be offered at a later date.

The aluminum tub and carbon fiber body of the Saleen 1 weighs in at 2,685 pounds. The combination of horsepower and weight creates a power-to-weight ratio that places Saleen 1 within the ranks of the high-performance elite.

Equipped with independent wishbone suspension, Saleen 1 will ride on wide wheels shod in 255/30/ZR20 front and 335/25/ZR20 rear Continental Tires achieving 1.2Gs on the skid pad. The 15-inch calipers and rotors, front and rear, provide ultimate stopping power. The front to rear weight bias is perfectly balanced at 42F/58R.

The innovative design of Saleen 1, with its seductive contours, results in greater downforce while reducing high speed lift and generating a greater air flow to give the car better speed and agility. It is a car built for the road or the track, utilizing Steve Saleen’s 35-plus years of success in design, manufacturing, and racing.

As an original concept by one of the world’s most innovative car designers, the Saleen 1 interior is constructed to deliver optimum control, safety, and comfort. With bold racing-inspired instrumentation, the luxury of high-end leathers and suede, and use of Alcantera throughout the interior cabin, the car holds true to its Supercar heritage. Amenities such as the latest electronic connectivity, Sirius radio, and Apple Play wrapped in a six-speaker sound system enhance the riding experience. The subtle—yet plentiful—storage such as cup holders, door panel pockets, compartments in the console and behind the seats, alcove in the center stack, and up front suitcase storage assist in making Saleen 1 extremely suitable for every day driving and longer trips.

Production of Saleen 1 will begin soon at Saleen’s Corona, California, location. With a planned production run of 1,500 Saleen 1s yearly, the car will be available in Saleen’s 12 special colors, including Tire Smoke Pearl White, Lizstick Red (Candy Apple Red), and Beryllium (Copper).

Amazingly, all this power and unequaled design, accompanied with a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty, is available for only $100,000. A deposit of $1,000 will secure your order today.

Media contact: cbenty@saleen.com

Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
714.400.2121

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2017 S302 WHITE LABEL OFF TO TITUS WILL FORD

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

S302 White Label heading to Titus Will Ford in Tacoma WA.

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JERI RECEIVES HER NEW S302 BLACK LABEL CONVERTIBLE

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Richard ordered this S302 Black Label Convertible as a gift for his wife Jeri. It was an honor to be a part of this today for Richard and Jeri, two wonderful people. This is one of the best parts of my job!!!

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STEVE SALEEN TO ATTEND MUSTANG WEEK 2017 IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Steve Saleen @ Mustang Week
Steve Saleen @ Mustang Week

***** September 8, 2017 *****
Mustang Week, Myrtle Beach, SC
Steve Saleen Signature Event

Steve Saleen is very excited to be returning to Myrtle Beach Mustang Week and will be unveiling the latest, exciting vehicle from Saleen Automotive. Steve is delighted and looking forward to visiting with old friends and meeting new ones during Mustang Week.

Steve Saleen will be signing autographs on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Saleen vehicle owners can register to enter the Friday, September 8, 2017 show until Friday, July 28, 2017.

Saleen owners only:
Send an email if you would like to be a part of our show: donnafrady@gmail.com

Although our Mustang Week show registration is closed at 700 cars, we would like to welcome any Saleen that missed out on a chance to get in. We will be placing all Saleens in a special outside area in front of their display. We are working on some very cool acrylic awards that will say presented by with the S logo.

Contact: mustangweekstaff@gmail.com

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SALEEN WELCOMES SHEEHY FORD LINCOLN OF GAITHERSBURG

SALEEN WELCOMES SHEEHY FORD LINCOLN OF GAITHERSBURG,
MD TO ITS RAPIDLY GROWING NETWORK

In 1966, Sheehy Ford began as a small, suburban, family-owned car dealership just off the brand-new Washington, D.C. Beltway.

Today, Sheehy is the 37th largest dealer group in the nation. Sheehy Auto Stores is still primarily family-owned and has grown to more than $1 Billion in sales with 35,000 new and used vehicle sold per year. We have 24 stores located from Baltimore, MD to Richmond, VA. We are the largest retailer of Fords and Nissan in the region and have the largest selection of new Fords. Our other franchises include Honda. Lincoln, Subaru, Lexus, Infiniti, Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Nissan. and Harley-Davidson.

In addition to their exceptional employees, our success has been driven by their customers’ response to their unique and innovative selling approach. In the 1970s we launched the 3-Day Money Back Guarantee, a first-ever in the market. Sheehy is also the home of the Price Match Guarantee. If you make an agreement to purchase the same vehicle for less from another dealer, we will match that price. * Additionally, Sheehy makes buying your next vehicle easy with our No Haggle, No Hassle Sheehy Easy Price.

Their customer-centric approach has earned their stores some of the most prized awards in the industry. All of their Ford mores are Blue Oval Certified. Their Gaithersburg store achieved the TOP TOO in the nation dealer award for 2016.

Their Glen Burnie a and Manassas stores have all earned Nissan’s Owner First Award for our achievements in customer satisfaction. In addition, their Honda store is a past. President’s award winner. Their Lexus store has earned the highest awards given by Lexus and is a “Lexus Elite” award winner, and let’s not forget their Infiniti of Annapolis store, an award of Excellence winner. These awards are only possible due to customers glowingresponses to their sales and service.

You will find your Authorized Saleen Dealer located at 901 North Fredrick Ave. Gaithersturg, MD 20879.

Your Authorized Saleen dealer representative is: Christian Speck, Christian can be reached at 301-258-1015 or through email at ChristianSpeck@sheehy.com

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