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    First Drive: SMS 570X makes 700 hp, gobs more joy

    SMS 570X – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During the course of a wide-ranging, more than two-hour long conversation, we asked racing legend, aftermarket impresario and SMS namesake Steve Saleen what's the single most important thing he wants Autoblog readers to know about not only ...

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    SEMA 2009: Saleen officially unveils 2010 S281 Mustang

    2010 Saleen S281 Mustang - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After a few teasers photos via Flickr, Saleen Performance Vehicles has finally given us our first live view of its 2010 S281 Mustang. Those initial pictures showed lots of potential, and our positive first impressions were ...

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    2010 Saleen S281 Mustang fully revealed

    2010 Saleen S281 Mustang - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    We got a sneak peek of the new 2010-spec Saleen S281 Mustang via Saleen's Flickr page earlier this month, but now we have our first full look of the car thanks to our friend Brad Barnett over at These ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Chevrolet C5 Corvette-based Saleen S7 replica roadster

    C5 Corvette based Saleen S7 replica - click above image for hi-res gallery
    Steve Saleen's Saleen S7 is a totally bespoke, hand built superduper hypercar that in twin-turbo, 750 horsepower, 700 pound-feet of torque form could go about 250 mph. And it was capable of generating enough downforce to ...

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    2010 Saleen S281 Mustang teased ahead of SEMA debut

    2010 Saleen S281 Mustang Preview - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Newly formed Saleen Performance Vehicles released their first 2010-based Mustang, the 435S, this past summer, but the lack of any significant design upgrades left us wanting something a little more. We knew an S281 model ...

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    SMS Supercars shows off new facility, new supercar on the way

    SMS Car Show and Open House - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    It's tradition for Steve Saleen to hold his annual open house and car show at the end of the summer, and while he's no longer with the company he originally founded, that's not stopping him from holding the event. The new SMS ...

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    Transformers "Barricade" Saleen Mustang sold at auction for $36,000

    One of three "Barricade" Saleen Mustangs produced for Transformers – Click above for gallery
    For better or worse, not all of us can be Sam Witwicky, swapping spit with Megan Fox and attempting to foil galactic evil robots taking the form of common automobiles. But then, there's nothing ...

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    Saleen responds to lawsuit, addresses warranty issues

    Saleen 435S Mustang - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    It's been an up and down week for Saleen Performance Vehicles, the newly formed company owned by MJ Acquisitions. Just last week Saleen just launched the 435S, their first model based on the 2010 Mustang, but only days before they ...

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    Will the real Saleen please stand up? Saleen Performance Vehicles unveils 2010 435S Mustang

    2010 Saleen 435S Mustang - Click above for image gallery
    Just days after a lawsuit was filed against it by Steve Saleen for the use of his name, MJ Acquisitions has launched its first Mustang model under the new company Saleen Performance Vehicles. The initial offering seems to be fairly light on ...

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    What's In a Name? SMS Supercars files suit against MJ Acquisitions for use of Saleen name

    The drama that is Saleen entered a new chapter yesterday with the announcement that Steve Saleen's new company, SMS Supercars, has filed a lawsuit against MJ Acquisitions, which purchased assets from Saleen, Inc. including the right to produce the 'S' line and Racecraft Mustangs, as well as the ...

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    Ford celebrates 45 years of the Mustang at Barber Motorsports Park

    It's been 45 years since Ford introduced the Mustang, and the Blue Oval chose Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL as ground zero for the big pony car celebration. Track officials estimated more than 38,000 people came out to see about 2,000 Mustangs on display from 15 different countries, and ...

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    Steve Saleen steps in to honor warranties from his former company

    Just like the majority of the automotive industry, recent news about Saleen hasn't been great. After going broke and selling most of their assets, Saleen Inc. announced that they were ceasing operations and would not be honoring existing warranties on cars and parts. To make things worse, the new ...

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    REPORT: Saleen Inc. dissolves warranties, new owner takes over

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Saleen S302 Extreme
    It looks like many of Saleen's customers may be out of luck when it comes to the warranties on their vehicles. MJ Acquisitions -- the firm that recently purchased assets from Saleen, Inc. including the rights to the S and Racecraft ...

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    Saleen's new owners in the running for Viper acquisition?

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Dodge Viper ACR
    Saleen's future has been in upheaval the last few years. First, company founder Steve Saleen left, then the company's assets were sold off to private investors. Its new owners plan to continue making superchargers and bolt-on parts, but ...

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    BREAKING: Saleen, Inc. sells off most of its assets

    Rumors have been swirling this past week about the potential sale of Saleen, Inc., just a few months after the company announced it would explore the sale of its operations. LA-based Hancock Park Associates, which purchased a majority of the business from Steve Saleen just a few years ago, had been ...

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    SMS 570 Challenger has a coming out party

    Click above for a full high res gallery of the new SMS Signature Series 570 Challenger
    Steve Saleen wanted to show us that his new company is going to be a little different than the old one. So to launch his first production model under the SMS badge, he rented out an Orange County night club ...

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    Steve Saleen's plan of attack for 2009

    Click above for a gallery of the SMS Dodge Challenger
    Steve Saleen is bringing back the musclecar wars with the help of the Detroit 3. Not content to modify Ford Mustangs alone, the former head of Saleen, Inc. is branching out into bowtie and Mopar territory as well. His new company, SMS Limited, ...

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    Ah, the memories! Saleen's Irvine assembly plant remembered in pictures

    Click above for a high-res gallery of Saleen's Irvine assembly plant In addition to the sunshine, warm weather and availability of good driving roads, one of the biggest benefits of living in Southern California is the proximity of automotive related businesses. Dozens of tuners, manufacturers, hot ...

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    Saleen Automotive up for sale

    Saleen is much more than just hot-rodded Mustangs and S7 supercars, and now, it's also for sale. Founder Steve Saleen departed in 2007, deciding that it might be more interesting to try and import a Chinese pickup truck for Chamco, and starting up a new performance company, SMS. Saleen's eponymous ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: twin-turbo Saleen Parnelli Jones Mustang

    Click above for a larger image of the twin-turbo Saleen Parnelli Jones Mustang There's a special place in our hearts for the Saleen Parnelli Jones Mustang. After a week in the Autoblog Garage we fell in love with the wonderful 302-ci V8, amazingly sharp handling, and Trans-Am inspired looks. If we ...


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