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SALEEN EXPANDS ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE VEHICLE LINEUP

Saleen Delivers The 1st Saleen Tesla Model, And Provides Additional Drivetrain Options.

Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) Corona, CA – (November 20, 2014)

2015 Saleen ST Order Form
2015 Saleen ST Order Form

Saleen Automotive has begun deliveries of the Model S based Saleen FOURSIXTEEN, which comes only a short time after the successful new product launch in Pebble Beach, CA. This places Saleen Automotive Inc in an advantageous position in the rapidly growing electric performance car segment as the Saleen Tesla (ST) hits the streets.

“Keeping with our core competencies, we’ve accomplished concept-to-production in a short time,” noted Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Moving quickly in the automotive industry is paramount to maintaining (and gaining) marketshare, especially in such an advanced segment as the electric car market.”

2015 ST Models on the Horizon
In addition to production on the current 2014 P85+ based sedan, Saleen is also taking orders on the 2015 model lineup. The updated 2015 drivetrain will present an additional opportunity for Saleen to increase cooling performance, aerodynamics and acceleration on the base 60 and 85, and P85D Model S chassis.

Advancements in the Model S base chassis drivetrain provide the 2015 ST models with additional ordering options: A single motor 380HP motor configuration and a dual motor 691HP motor configuration. As with the 2014 Saleen Tesla, both models will offer all available driveline options and Saleen specific technology such as the motor cooling systems and driveline enhancements.

With a starting MSRP of $124,500 after federal tax credits, the newly updated vehicle and configurations on the 2015 all-electric Saleen model will receive updated badging as well; The Saleen ST.

ST | 380
The 380HP base model will receive a myriad of additional upgrades including aerodynamics, aesthetics, braking, and Saleen specific suspension components as standard equipment. New for this model year is the 2+2 Saleen performance seating which is now standard on all ST models. Optional equipment will continue and include the Saleen specific 11.39:1 final gear ratio and Saleen carbon ceramic brakes.

ST | 691
This model is the ultimate in all-electric performance and provides a unique track capable throttle response, acceleration, and torque management efficiency worthy of any world-class Supercar. When configured with the Saleen specific features and optional drive ratios, the 691HP all-wheel drive dual motor configuration is expected to accelerate at a seat planting 0-60MPH in under 3 seconds.

2015 Saleen ST – Features & Specifications
2015 Saleen ST – Features & Specifications

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.
Saleen is an American niche manufacturer of lifestyle ultra-high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. With more than 30 years of automotive heritage, Saleen has continually set the bar for automotive design and performance engineering in both street and racing applications. As a Specialty Vehicle brand since 1984, Saleen offers a range of White, Yellow, and Black Label high-performance vehicles: The Saleen 302 Mustang, Saleen 570 Challenger, Saleen 620 Camaro, and the Tesla Model S based Saleen ST.

Everything at Saleen is literally built from the ground-up, by skillful hands. The Saleen staff consists of a wide range of designers, R & D engineers and production team members that works together pushing the envelope of development, manufacturing, and certification of high-performance specialty vehicles. Learn more at www.saleen.com

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SALEEN BREAKS THE SOUND BARRIER (ELECTRIC): REDEFINING ELECTRIC SOUND WITH THE NEW FOURSIXTEEN

Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) Corona, CA – (September 4, 2014)

Driving an electric car is uniquely different than their piston-powered brethren. Experiencing a performance-electric car reinvigorates the thrill of driving. However, the adrenaline rush you get from hearing the engine go to full throttle is a typically overlooked aspect of electric vehicles. Saleen Automotive has solved this problem in their all-electric FOURSIXTEEN performance sedan. Among the many aerodynamic and styling enhancements, the Model S-based vehicle also provides Saleen specific performance giving it better handling, efficient cooling, and quicker acceleration along with a distinct, naturally-occurring sound.

Inspired by the sound of a Formula One car and derived from Saleen’s racing heritage, the acceleration and deceleration tones give the new drivetrain note a dynamic range. “This is what the future sounds like,” explains Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Anytime you watch a movie or TV show about the future, vehicles make a distinctive sound. That is what we achieved with our FOURSIXTEEN. I think George Jetson would approve.”

Saleen has always been known for creating distinctive automotive sounds in their performance vehicles. Historically, their exhaust and supercharger notes are as thrilling to hear as they are to experience. The all new FOURSIXTEEN is no different, and thanks to their engineering team, will be known for being the first production electric car with a naturally produced sensory stimulating sound.

Saleen is currently taking orders for the Saleen Tesla FOURSIXTEEN. More information can be found by visiting saleen.com or calling (714) 400-2121. Check out the video! http://vimeo.com/105394986

Editor’s note: I had a ride in the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN. It really does sound like the video! Below are my photos taken at Saleen Headquarters in Corona, California.

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SALEEN FOURSIXTEEN AT THE 2014 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

A previous posted press release had the details about the debut if the all-electric Tesla Model S based vehicle “The FOURSIXTEEN” at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

From the Saleen staff: Photos of some celebrities that stopped to see Steve Saleen and the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN.

SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE UNLEASHES THE ALL-ELECTRIC, ALL-PERFORMANCE TESLA SALEEN FOURSIXTEEN

CORONA, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 18, 2014) – Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN), (OTCBB: SLNN) (the “Company”), an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel, debuted its highly anticipated all-electric Tesla Model S based vehicle “The FOURSIXTEEN” at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this past weekend. The Saleen FOURSIXTEEN boasts an array of features that make the vehicle faster, more stylish with an improved ride while maintaining Tesla Motor’s remarkable mileage efficiency.

“We have used all the experience and ingenuity in our collective acumen to create a truly exceptional Tesla Model S in our new FOURSIXTEEN,” stated Steve Saleen, CEO, Saleen Automotive. “By dramatically improving the aerodynamics, suspension, braking, and drive train we are able to create a car that accelerates quicker with vastly improved handling. It is truly exceptional.”

“I think that we have also raised the bar significantly with styling and improved interior that are worthy of the Saleen moniker,” added Saleen.

“I believe we’ve honored Tesla Motors with our enhancements and we look forward to many years of creating new and amazing Saleen Tesla FOURSIXTEENS that blend Tesla’s groundbreaking innovation with Saleen’s racing pedigree and decades of automotive performance,” said Saleen.

MSRP for the FOURSIXTEEN model is set to start at $152,000 for the complete vehicle, which includes the base P85Model S sedan. This is priced before existing state and federal EV incentives which can range from $7,500 to $15,000 depending on the buyers state (i.e. A California resident would pay $142,000.00).

Warranties are also included on all new Saleen vehicles, components, and labor. Each newly purchased Saleen FOURSIXTEEN will include a 4-year / 50,000 mile warranty to match the manufacturer backed limited warranty.

Purchases for this all new electric vehicle can be placed by contacting Saleen directly for an expedited ordering process of the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN. Orders are now being taken for the FOURSIXTEEN with delivery 6-8 weeks following order confirmation and receipt.

A full list of the Saleen Tesla FOURSIXTEEN’s specifications and photographs is available at the following link:

http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/FOURSIXTEEN/

For more information and updates regarding Saleen Automotive visit the following online locations:

Company website: www.saleenautomotive.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saleen

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.
Saleen is an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. Founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for automotive design and performance engineering in both street and racing applications. Saleen plans to utilize its existing strategic partnerships and dealer network to refine its design and engineering prowess, continue development of emerging automotive technologies, and expand its presence nationwide with a combination of automotive retail services, aftermarket parts and new vehicle sales to build significant long-term value. Learn more at www.saleenautomotive.com.

Media Contact:
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(714) 400-2121

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888-216-3595
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THE ALL-ELECTRIC ALL-PERFORMANCE SALEEN FOURSIXTEEN

Enhancing the performance, technology, and design of the Tesla Model S.

Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) Monterey, CA – (August 17, 2014)

From the same automotive performance brand that brought the true American Supercar, the S7, Saleen has once again set precedence for a vehicle of epic proportions. The Tesla Model S based Saleen FOURSIXTEEN performance electric car was shown for the first time at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

“Tesla has created an entirely new class of American automobile”, explained Steve Saleen. “There are many similarities to this and how Ford created the ‘pony car’ class in 1964 with the Mustang, which is how these vehicles stand out from the rest of the pack.”

Standing out from the pack is Saleen’s specialty. Whether it’s their winning racing pedigree, expertly engineered Saleen vehicles, or instantly recognizable design. The Saleen legacy is perfectly packaged into the FOURSIXTEEN Model S and hinges on the mantra for the performance luxury electric car that ‘status quo won’t do’.

Purposefully advanced design
From the outside, the FOURSIXTEEN is a harmonious blend of aerodynamic aggressiveness and subtle classiness. Applying the same championship Saleen DNA used over the last three decades, Saleen has created a car that can drive the streets of Monaco and set records at Laguna Seca. From the Saleen crafted front fascia to the carbon fiber rear diffuser, the FOURSIXTEEN aerodynamic design is as inspired as it is functional.

Front aero management vents helps ensure that the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN model maintains a low pressure field as air acceleration increases around the chassis. Assisting the lower aero management is the unique V-shaped hood architecture efficiently directing hot air away from the drivetrain cooling system all while generating valuable downforce across the front section.

The rear fascia design finalizes the aerodynamic system as air moves across the cabin and onto the Saleen designed high-downforce decklid mounted spoiler. Mid-chassis air is directed across the carbon fiber accents stretching between the taillights. Supplying rear wake diffusion is a Saleen diffuser design that boosts aerodynamic downforce capability.

Electrified Performance
Just like the rest of the Saleen lineup, this car is more than just an eye catching aerodynamic package. Propelling the new FOURSIXTEEN is the 3-phase, four pole AC induction motor and copper rotor with the upgraded Saleen drivetrain including an all-new 11.39:1 final gear ratio for quicker acceleration. Also new for the FOURSIXTEEN is a Saleen specific MAXGRIPTM locking differential that allows each wheel to efficiently apply rotational force and maximize traction and grip in performance environments. All of the Saleen engineered driveline components increase efficiencies in torque management, give a track capable throttle response, and provide faster acceleration. Overall the FOURSIXTEEN is a well-balanced vehicle and sounds great too!

Electric motor cooling has also been made more productive from the Saleen high-efficiency drivetrain cooling system. Comprising the system is a larger volume radiator, upsampled cooling fans, and a high-flow water pump to help maintain consistent temperatures in more stressful performance applications.

“Electric drivetrains are unique in that they can generate an incredible amount of torque at zero RPM”, detailed Sven Etzelsberger, VP Advanced Engineering. “Our challenge was really to find methods to manage the energy that is generated by the electric motor and rotor assembly. With the FOURSIXTEEN we have successfully found a comprehensive solution to increase performance and harness power in an efficient manner.”

Suspension
Saleen’s design and engineering teams worked together to ensure a functional suspension that doesn’t sacrifice ride quality. The Saleen specific S4 track-calibrated suspension includes a monotube coilover, which works in conjunction with an S4 sway bar setup to increase cornering agility without sacrificing ride quality. The FOURSIXTEEN suspension system can also be ordered in a fully adjustable configuration, allowing the driver to easily increase stiffness for a day at the track and revert to a more streetable setting with simple adjustments.

The Stability Control System has also undergone a track tested performance enhancement. A software change gives the FOURSIXTEEN better cornering response and drivability by allowing the driver to maintain power as traction and vehicle weight distribution change.

Working together with the stability control software, wheel, tire, and S4 suspension system are the Saleen-specific brakes. The standard brake package in the FOURSIXTEEN include 14” 2-piece aluminum hat vented rotors and multi-piston front calipers with performance brake pads. An optional upgrade is the carbon ceramic disc brake system for maximum braking, cooling, and weight reduction. Saleen designed wheels fill out the wheel openings and add an air of performance luxury. All of this combined with the ZR-spec tires make sure the car will hug the corners, accelerate true in the straights, and stop effortlessly when needed.

Supercar inspired interior
The interior refinements of the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN are abundant. From the handpicked leather palette to the carbon fiber dash accents, the cabin environment is as supercar stylish as it is functionally chic. Starting with the seating, black leather is contrasted by perforated leather accents and Alcantara suede inlays providing a true luxury atmosphere.

“Our theme of an electric four-seat supercar really comes to life with the interior of this car”, said Sean Smith, Design Director. “Our design team spent a lot of time evaluating different materials, fitments, and finishes to accomplish the refined interior design of the FOURSIXTEEN while still keeping the modern sports car inspiration intact. I think the result is appropriate for this new class of electric American performance cars.”

A new center console has also been integrated into the interior redesign. This functional aspect gives the driver and front passenger additional center storage, a personal electronic device pocket, and a much needed cupholder all within arm’s reach.

Continuing the track-inspired exterior enhancements, the front and rear seating have been remolded to produce four full bucket seats complete with added bolstering to create a discerning interior that is fittingly built around the driver and passengers. Marrying the seating design to the rest of the cockpit are the Saleen tailor-made door panels and a full leather-wrapped dash both artistically complimented with hand sewn contrast stitching. The final stroke of interior craftsmanship draws attention to the seat shells which have been color matched to the black leather, creating a dynamic modern feel in the rear cabin.

Availability, Pricing and Additional Information
MSRP for the FOURSIXTEEN model is set to start at $152,000 for the complete vehicle, which includes the base P85Model S sedan. This is priced before existing state and federal EV incentives which can range from $7,500 to $15,000 depending on the buyers state (i.e. A California resident would pay $142,000.00).

Warranties are also included on all new Saleen vehicles, components, and labor. Each newly purchased Saleen FOURSIXTEEN will include a 4-year / 50,000 mile warranty to match the manufacturer backed limited warranty.

Purchases for this all new electric vehicle can be placed by contacting Saleen directly for an expedited ordering process of the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN. Orders are now being taken for the FOURSIXTEEN with delivery 6-8 weeks following order confirmation and receipt.

Alternatively, individual FOURSIXTEEN components are also available for Model S owners that are looking to just add a touch of performance or styling to their current vehicle without the desire for a serialized version. Installation can be scheduled through the Saleen Performance Parts division. For more information visit www.saleen.com.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.
Saleen is an American niche manufacturer of lifestyle ultra-high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. With more than 30 years of automotive heritage, Saleen has continually set the bar for automotive design and performance engineering in both street and racing applications. As a Specialty Vehicle brand since 1984, Saleen offers a range of White, Yellow, and Black Label high-performance vehicles: The Saleen 302, Saleen 570, and Saleen 620 Camaro.

Everything at Saleen is literally built from the ground-up, by skillful hands. The Saleen staff consists of a wide range of designers, R & D engineers and production team members that works together pushing the envelope of development, manufacturing, and certification of high-performance specialty vehicles. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

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SALEEN TO DISPLAY ITS TESLA MODEL S AT THE 2014 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

Saleen Automotive to Unveil the Saleen Tesla Electric Performance Sedan
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Pebble Beach

CORONA, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 13, 2014) – Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) (OTCBB: SLNN) (the “Company”), an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel, will unveil its highly anticipated all-electric Tesla Model S based vehicle, “The FOURSIXTEEN,” at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Spectators, Automotive Enthusiasts, and Media will all have access to preview the new Saleen vehicle during the Sunday, August 17th event. Additional details and images will be released shortly following this first ever viewing. As a first time public unveiling, the new Saleen vehicle will be on display on the Concept lawn.

“We are eager to showcase the results of the tremendous effort of my team at Saleen Automotive, culminating in what I believe is a truly exceptional all-electric vehicle that stands on the shoulders of the Tesla’s innate excellence yet displays the Saleen heritage for which we are known,” stated Steve Saleen, CEO, Saleen Automotive.

About The Saleen FOURSIXTEEN Tesla Model S

The Saleen FOURSIXTEEN concept is the first all-electric model by American supercar manufacturer Saleen Automotive. Utilizing the famed Tesla Model S, Saleen has artfully and technologically crafted a remarkable example of an electric drive supercar sedan. Drawing on the same American exotic heritage that inspired the Saleen S7 supercar; the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN Model S details a comprehensive list of aerodynamic, performance and technological upgrades.

For more information and updates regarding Saleen Automotive visit the following online locations:

Company website: www.saleenautomotive.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saleen

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.
Saleen is an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. Founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for automotive design and performance engineering in both street and racing applications. Saleen plans to utilize its existing strategic partnerships and dealer network to refine its design and engineering prowess, continue development of emerging automotive technologies, and expand its presence nationwide with a combination of automotive retail services, aftermarket parts and new vehicle sales to build significant long-term value. Learn more at www.saleenautomotive.com.

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SALEEN TESLA MODEL S REVEALED AT TRACK TEST & TUNE SESSION

By: NICOLAS ZART on June 24, 2014
Original Article: TESLARATI.COM

Yes, Saleen is working on a Model S but no one knows much more than that, until now.

Teslarati had the good fortune to be invited to Saleen’s Tesla Model S track test and tune session with Steve Saleen himself. What we saw went far beyond our expectations.

Forum comments run the gamut, from a fully rebuilt Tesla Model S, much as Saleen cars are, to a tweaking of suspensions and tires. How can a renowned performance car magician improve an award-winning battery powered sedan? We won’t go into the full details yet, but suffice it to say, there’s laser scanning involved, exotic materials and the Bilstein touch just to name a few.

The result will be a transformation of the Model S sedan to a track-ready beast of an electric vehicle (EV). Saleen will truly delight anyone who wants even more performance from their Tesla Model S without giving up everyday driveability.

2014 Saleen Tesla Testing
Sven Etzelsberger taking note of track tested adjustments on the Saleen Tesla Model S

Saleen is doing what it does best – look at everything, answer every food group and make it astronomically better. When asked about the switch from gasoline internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to an all electric Tesla Model S, the Saleen team was quick to point out that all modern cars are controlled by electronics whether it’s an EV or not.

We can only guess that Saleen might be looking to work its tuning magic on Tesla’s electronic componentry. Afterall, an electric motor and its three moving parts are infinitely easier to work on than an opposing piston engine. Or is it? Will the Saleen R&D Engineering team led by Sven Etzelsberger be able to extract even more performance out of Tesla’s P85 443 ft·lb (600 N·m) electric motor? Only time will tell.

2014 Saleen Tesla Testing
Steve Saleen blasting through record lap times in a race ready Tesla Model S.

Saleen Tesla Model S Track Testing

news_2014_Saleen-Tesla-Model-S-Track-Test-04The Saleen Tesla Model S exemplified how much more it can give at full speed negotiating corners under the expert hands of Steve Saleen. We sat shotgun with Steve as he showed us the untapped performance of a Saleen unleashed Tesla Model S.

“The result will be a transformation of the Model S sedan to a track-ready beast of an electric vehicle (EV)”

Steve pushed the Model S through a series of decreasing radius and 90-degree turns, sweepers, and fast medium length straights all while maintaining the car’s natural finesse. The Saleen Model S reveals the sedan’s hidden personality; a neutral, very well balanced chassis under stress, that is not vicious, even when pushed to the outer bounds of physics.

We test drove the Saleen Tesla Model S on the track and also played chase with it in our very own Teslarati 48 race car, and can say the differences were astounding. The electric Saleen was fast. It cornered fast, pushed strong and the braking was radically different. It’s safe to say the Saleen Model S will be true to both of its DNAs, well engineered and race ready.

2014 Saleen Tesla Testing

We can only say we are on pins and needles waiting for the final version of the Saleen Tesla Model S to be made public. It will reveal how far the Model S engineered platform can be pushed and we think it will surprise many. In the meantime we’re counting our lucky stars for having caught a glimpse of this incredible moment in EV history, when Saleen turned his attention to electric cars.

2014 Saleen Tesla Testing

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Nicolas Zart
Nicolas’ first car recollection at 6 years old was the back of a Bugatti 37A. After having driven an AC Propulsion eBox and the Tesla Roadster, it was clear where the future of the automobile was, the electric drive. Ever since 2006, he covers electric vehicle and alternative energy news, test driving, interviewing and filming it all.