Meanwhile some guys over at Tesla Motors are about to complete their first Model S USA cross tour from the South to the East Coast. In winter conditions. They've almost reached the final destination and so far the only failure enroute is in the gasoline service minivan. It happens with cars and is not a topic to discuss here, but that Steve Saleen wants to make the most powerful Model S so far, is...
In the very end of 2013 team Saleen surpsisingly said they want to build a super electric car. Weird stuff, I told myself, as these guys are famous for tuning muscle cars. But seems like Model S was too hot for them to resist it.
No idea what exactly they will come up with – details are scarce so far – but with the most powerful stock Model S already sporting 416 horses, to make it stand out Saleen will have touch not just here and there. And Steve sounds like he's very serious about it:
Steve also says that, "Saleen Automotive is intent on continually expanding its presence in the automotive market," stated Steve Saleen, CEO, Saleen Automotive, Inc. "We have already announced or produced incredible vehicles including Camaros, Challengers, and of course Mustangs, adding style and performance to each of those legendary lines. Now, we turn our attention to the vehicle that has defined the sports car in the rapidly growing electric car sector."
I like that a lot, but I like even more that Steve adds something very interesting:
"Tesla's values are not a departure from our core values of elite power, style, and performance. I have admired their craftsmanship," added Saleen. "And now with our upcoming entry into the electric car market with a revolutionary design all our own, we share a desire to also produce vehicles that are not dependent on fossil fuels and which accomplish this fuel independence with a tremendous assemblage of grace and technology."
Spot on, american tuning masters just surprised us big time. Wonder what's next guys? :)