Test Drive: Differences Between Saleen Model S And Standard Tesla Model S Are “Astounding”
“We test drove the Saleen Tesla Model S on the track and also played chase with it in our very own Teslarati 48 race car, and can say the differences were astounding. The electric Saleen was fast. It cornered fast, pushed strong and the braking was radically different. It’s safe to say the Saleen Model S will be true to both of its DNAs, well engineered and race ready.”
States Teslarati after being afford the rare chance to check out the progress on the Saleen Tesla Model S.
The only details Saleen is willing to reveal at this time is that Bilstein shocks are in use, as are carbon ceramic brakes.
Or, as Teslarati states:
“We won’t go into the full details yet, but suffice it to say, there’s laser scanning involved, exotic materials and the Bilstein touch just to name a few.”
From our previous report on the Saleen Model S, we know the following
“…Saleen’s vision of the Tesla Model S includes performance upgrades such as carbon ceramic brakes, aerodynamic improvements and even a fully reworked interior.”
Teslarati confirms that performance upgrades are in place on the tested Saleen Model S:
“The result will be a transformation of the Model S sedan to a track-ready beast of an electric vehicle. Saleen will truly delight anyone who wants even more performance from their Tesla Model S without giving up everyday driveability.”
When’s it coming? And how much will it cost?
The Saleen Model S should be fully revealed before the end of 2014 (this Summer, according to Saleen). As for pricing, we haven’t a clue other than that it’ll be expensive for sure.