Saleen Model S is going to the Pebble Beach Concours

Saleen Model S

The Saleen Model S will be unveiled at Pebble Beach, this year. Find out what my original impression was of the research and development Saleen Model S on the track.

The Saleen Model S is the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN

Saleen Model S

About a month ago, Saleen invited me and my Teslarati owner friend for a sneak preview of the Saleen Model S. Steve Saleen showed me what his Saleen FourSixteen (his completely re-engineered Model S)  for two laps. It was amazing two laps, especially after hearing so many rumors about the car. The Saleen Model S is real and already works very well. Steve Saleen went from the ground up to completely overhaul the MOdel S and turn it into the Saleen FourSixteen. To think that Steve Saleen and his crew are still working on developing it, only makes me look forward to the final product even more.

If the Tesla Model S already handles admirably well, the Saleen FourSixteen reveals the Model S’ hidden personality. The car cornered flat. It was an amazing sensation to feel the car brake, position itself at the apex of a turn, and with razor precision, flat out sprint to the next corner. The Saleen Model S, and let’s get used to calling it the FourSixteen, will be the answer anyone’s desire for a sportier Model S experience and those wondering how it would do on a track.

But enough about that for now. We’ll revisit this very fun, hot day on a Californian track with the Saleen Model S later and let you read the press release below.

Saleen Model S


Press Release:

Saleen-Tesla-PebbleBeachMonterey, CA – (August 13, 2014) Saleen Automotive Inc (OTCBB: SLNN) will be unveiling its highly anticipated all-electric Tesla Model S based vehicle 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


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.

Saleen Tesla Model S

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

Nicolas Zart
Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart