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Default Saleen Celebrates 30 Years with Anniversary Models



SALEEN CELEBRATES 30 YEARS AS AN AUTOMOTIVE BRAND
Manufactures a Few Powerful Anniversary Models.



Corona, California - Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) – (November 21, 2013)

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Saleen as a specialty vehicle manufacturer. To commemorate the event, Saleen Automotive will be producing 3 variations of its SA-30 model.

"Through our automotive passion we celebrate every day that we are able to continue to design, develop, and produce the cars that we manufacture," said Steve Saleen. "Once every five years, I celebrate the achievements with the automotive community through a commemorative vehicle."

As the sixth edition in the SA series, the Saleen Anniversary series vehicles have become well known and coveted among collectors and enthusiasts for their exclusivity and extremely low production numbers. Each anniversary edition vehicle also traditionally boasts a balanced blend of Saleen legacy and future enhancements.


Limited Production
A total of thirty Saleen SA-30 vehicles will be produced, ten each of a Saleen 620 Camaro, 570 Challenger, and 302 Mustang. Although each Saleen model is based on a different platform, all Saleen SA-30 vehicles will share a common theme: Saleen Racing Heritage.


Design and Livery
In years past, Saleen Anniversary editions have touted a distinct paint scheme that is deeply rooted in the motorsports livery from Saleen race vehicles. With thirty years marking the pearl anniversary, the SA-30 lineup will be available in a single theme consisting of a custom 'Tire Smoke' pearl white Saleen paint with Speedlab yellow and black painted components that all come together to provide a distinct paint design that is instantly recognizable as a Saleen product. Additional color touches will be added in the form of color matched pearl white Saleen wheels.

The interior treatment has been completely redesigned for the Saleen SA-30 vehicles. In addition to the special edition SA-30 insignia on the serialized dash plaque, interior badging and SA-30 carpeting; the seating has been completely refreshed with a black leather and white perforated alcantara treatment that brings the 30th Anniversary livery to the drivers' cabin as well.

An optional complete interior reconfiguration in the form of a 2-seater Fastback setup is also available on each of the SA-30 Saleen models. This Saleen tailor-made interior package is the ultimate addition to the SA-30. It starts with completely removing the rear seat and rear deck, then the fabrication creates a true racecar type interior transformation with custom formed panels to separate the cabin from the trunk area. Adding to the structure while improving handling is a race style cross-brace that ties in to the rear shock towers. Following the fabrication, Saleen crafts tailor-made leather to give a final fit and finish to the ‘rear seat delete’ option.

"When we began exploring some new Saleen styling that we wanted to debut with the SA-30 vehicles, we knew that we wanted something that spoke of our 'Born of Racing' heritage and a rear seat delete came as a natural choice for the SA-30," said Sean Smith, Design Director. "Through the fastback design and we were able to add a lot of refinement to the interior while still retaining the racecar environment."


Technologically advanced design
The distinct SA-30 options are not only prepared for the interior but also projects outward in a familiar way. Saleen SA-30 302 model will also have a Saleen panoramic roof available option with a technological advancement, Saleen Frost-Touch Glass.

Debuting on the SA-30 302 Mustang, the Saleen Frost-Touch Glass provides that ability to have a complete panoramic glass roof while giving the option to change it from translucent to opaque with the touch of a button. This technology is integrated into the panoramic roof and rear window glass to allow the user to diffuse the light in both areas independently.

To quickly bring this technology to market for the SA-30 302, Saleen worked closely with Southern California based Glass Apps, LLC in a strategic partnership between the two firms.

"With past models, the panoramic glass roof was a fantastic compliment to any Saleen vehicle, but our #1 request was to develop a way to shade the glass without having to apply standard tint or add interior hardware," said Sven Etzelsberger, VP of Engineering. "We began working with this technology some time ago and it has come to the point where we are able to completely frost the rear window to the panoramic glass roof almost instantaneous."

Using suspended particle technology, the Saleen Frost-Touch Glass uses an electric current to energize and align otherwise randomly placed particles. When the Rear Window and the Panoramic Glass roof are in frost mode the level of solar transmission is reduced by 40 percent, and the amount of UV protection is increased by 98%.


Power and Performance
Providing the Speed portion of the Speed | Science | Style trifecta is a well-integrated Saleen supercharged package adorning each of the SA-30 power plants. Horsepower numbers vary for each SA-30 platform and will top out at 625HP with the SA-30 Mustang edition.

Providing grip and traction assistance is the Saleen suspension package that carries over from the current Saleen production vehicles. And stopping power is on demand with the yellow powder-coated Saleen big brake kits all as standard equipment for the SA-30 vehicles.


Availability, Pricing and Additional Information
As a total run of just ten SA-30 Camaros, ten SA-30 Challengers and ten SA-30 Mustangs availability is expected to end quickly for these exclusive models. MSRP for the SA-30 model is set at $95,000 before options. Orders for this and other Saleen vehicles can be placed today at Saleen dealers nationwide, or by contacting Saleen directly for a personalized ordering process which concludes at the nearest Saleen Authorized Dealership. For more information visit www.saleen.com .



















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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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To link to this announcement: http://saleenforums.soec.org/showthread.php?t=16460

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Our friend Drew Phillips posted his SA-30 photos and text at Mustangs Daily.

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It appears as though the new SA30 Mustang debuts the revised 2013-2014 "SALEEN" rear bumper cover.

While the forged 5-spoke 20x9 and 20x10 are back in production as well.
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How come the bumper says "001" and the badge on the air bag says "002"?
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How come the bumper says "001" and the badge on the air bag says "002"?
"001" is sold.
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"001" is sold.
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Weren't the pics taken at the same time of the reveal?
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Weren't the pics taken at the same time of the reveal?
The exterior number is for display purposes. Yes, all the photos were taken yesterday, after setup and before the reveal.
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It appears as though the new SA30 Mustang debuts the revised 2013-2014 "SALEEN" rear bumper cover.
Good spot! You can see it in the video at 22:45.
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When does the Camaro get the Saleen front and rear bumper? Are the wheels on the mustang the optional 05-09 Saleen? Anything special about the engines?
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How come the bumper says "001" and the badge on the air bag says "002"?
I was wondering that, myself.
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When does the Camaro get the Saleen front and rear bumper?
I have no knowledge. I would not expect the original Phil Frank 620 renderings to go into production. Partly because the 2010-13 Camaro is slightly different than the 2014 and partly because the 620 renderings were updated to reflect the current Black Label in production.

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Are the wheels on the mustang the optional 05-09 Saleen?
These appear to be the forged wheels offered from 2007-09. Probably out-of-production for the last five years.

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Anything special about the engines?
They are all supercharged with high probability of using Lysholm derived systems.
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Saleen at the L.A. Auto Show from Auto Blog. Photos by Drew Phillips.

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Finally some awesome cars from Saleen. All are gorgeous.
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Exactly what I've been waiting for!

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New rear bumper cover.

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Sigging the look of it, but I am not a fan of the bumper cover reflectors/lights. They should have either used a different set, redesigned the opening to properly fit the OEM, or omitted them altogether. Still, sharp looking car!
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I really like the SA cars, especially the SA20.

Looks like they took a 2011-2012 bumper and embossed the "Saleen" name in the back. I only say that because it is has the gaps under the taillights when you try to do the 2013 lights swap on a 2011-2012. I have done the swap so I notice that.
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Since they completely repainted the car, I wonder why they didn't shave the antenna?
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Codred, I think you are right with the rear facia. I looked specifically for those gaps as I wouldn't mind putting the Saleen back on the back-side of my car.
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Great looking car! Really like the front fascia on the mustang.
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