Saleen S7

Saleen S7

I'm already clearing out space in my garage in anticipation of a carbon fiber Saleen electric S7. Not that us mere mortals will be able to afford one. But just in case, I'm ready!

Who wouldn't want to own an American made masterpiece, that's an all electric, race-ready supercar! Please note that the regular S7 weighs in at about 2,700 lbs.

This car might prove to be more popular than you think. Ferarri, Porcshe, McLaren and others are working on a hybrid drive train, while Saleen is going straight to electric. It might end up in a segment all by itself.

Here's what we know of the electric Saleen technically speaking: It should weigh 3,100 lbs.  Aside from that, we know next to nothing.

What we do know is that Steve Saleen (founder of Saleen) believes in electric cars, confidently stating that "We recognize that electric cars are a trend, not a fad, and expect this vehicle category to continue to increase as an automotive option for consumers."

The company goes on (sounding a bit like Elon Musk, we might add):

"Throw out your pre-conceived notions and expectations. This vehicle will be revolutionary in its aesthetics and mechanics". 

That leads me to believe they are shooting for the moon!
It's also reassuring to see Saleen validate our belief in electric mobility, and electric race cars:

"We intend to enter this market with an offering that is truly innovative and offers the styling and craftsmanship associated with the Saleen Automotive brand. The rapid pace of advancements in electric vehicle technology makes our entry into this market sector timely and should expedite completion of this project."

If Saleen accomplishes nothing else than a few sales and big publicity, I think it's still a win. Steve Saleen is a well respected car builder, and when he marries electric technology with his appetite for monstrous, mind-blowing beasts, it's got to be good.

We are truly excited. Too bad we have to wait til next year to find out more.

Source: Autocar UK

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