Though Saleen may be facing financial difficulties, the boutique coachbuilder is pressing forward with its take on the Tesla Model S. Following the news of the supercar-killing Dual Motor Model S though, Saleen has made a few changes…starting with the name.
The Saleen FourSixteen exists no longer; instead company will use the ST moniker, starting with the ST380 as an entry-level model (at $132,000 mind you). Want supercar performance? Then you want the Saleen ST691, based on the Dual Motor 691 horsepower Model S P85D and offering a 3.2 second sprint from 0 to 60 MPH. That’ll set you back $164,000, which is even more than the $156,000 Saleen had been asking for the FourSixteen.
Speaking of which, those who already ordered the original FourSixteen have already started to take delivery of the original Saleen-Tesla supercar. However, Saleen is also now taking orders for the ST380 and ST691, which will be based on upgraded 2015 Tesla Models. Saleen is also adding a new 2+2 seating setup, carbon ceramic brakes, and one of its famous suspension packages to spice things up.
For that kind of money though, is the Saleen ST series spicy enough?