Tesla Model S(aleen): Performance brand Saleen to offer tuned Tesla Model S

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Truthfully, we still don’t know much about this project, but we’re thrilled just thinking about it.

Monstrous muscle car tuner Saleen recently announced its plans to dive into the EV game, starting with the Tesla Model S. We’ve already seen a factory Model S scorch the new Chevy Corvette Stingray on the drag strip, so there’s no telling what Saleen will been able to wring out of the electric sports sedan.

Some of the pony car faithful have raised their eyebrows to the company’s venture into EV territory, but CEO Steve Saleen feels confident about the new direction for the brand.

“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.”

That bit about Saleen-ifying the Model S design has us particularly excited to see what happens next.

Do you think Saleen should tackle the EV market, or does that go against everything you know about the brand? Let us know in the comments below.

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