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    Official: Saleen announces 'Electric Car Project' with very little detail
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    Saleen may not be the first company you think of when it comes to electric cars. Tire-smoking modified muscle cars, sure, but not so much with the electric cars. That could, however, be about to change. The company best known for tuning Mustangs just announced that plans to develop an electric ...

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    Los Angeles: Saleen SA-30 Mustang, Camaro and Challenger help celebrate the big 3-0
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    After 30 years of tuning performance cars and building racecars, Saleen is celebrating its racing heritage with a limited-production car line called SA-30. Based on the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, Saleen will only build 10 of each SA-30 model at a base price of ...

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    Official: Saleen 351 announced with 700 HP
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    With Steve Saleen back at the helm of his namesake automaker, another recognizable name is reappearing in the Saleen sports car lineup. As previewed by the above rendering at the LA Auto Show, the Saleen 351 returns after a 13-year absence with 700 horsepower under the hood – take that ...

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    Report: Saleen still keen to resurrect S5S supercar
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    There are many names you could associate with Mustang tuning, but few are as iconic as Steve Saleen. The American tuner extraordinaire made a name for himself tweaking the Ford muscle coupe under the Saleen brand until he left his own company to start SMS Supercars. But now that the two have been ...

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    Official: Steve Saleen reacquires Saleen name and brand
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    Steve Saleen is back to feeling himself again. That's because he's once again at the helm of the the marque that bears his name. As you may recall, the racer and performance part guru walked away from the Saleen brand empire he nurtured for 23 years back in 2007. The Saleen brand was then sold to ...

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    Auctions: SMS Supercars unveils 620 Camaro, auctions first example for charity at Barrett-Jackson
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    When Steve Saleen launched his new company, SMS Supercars, back in 2008, he announced that he would be expanding his portfolio of vehicles to include the muscle car offerings from Chevrolet and Dodge. First up was the 570 and 570X Challenger, followed soon after by the 302 Mustang. Now, Steve ...

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    Auction Action: Steve Saleen's pre-pro Ford GT up for grabs in Monterey
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    Steve Saleen's Ford GT Prototype – Click above for image gallery
    Steve Saleen has apparently gotten it in his mind to auction off his personal Ford GT. While we're not exactly ones to go all star-crossed over a vehicle's ownership history, this particular car is more than a plain vanilla GT ...

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    Pics Aplenty: 2010 SMS Supercars 460 Mustang
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    2010 SMS 460 Mustang – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You are looking at one of about 25 2010 SMS 460 Mustangs that Steve Saleen's new company SMS Supercars is building. Why so few? Because production of the new SMS 302 that's based on the 2011 Mustang GT and its sweeeet 5.0-liter ...

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    SMS Supercars pulls the wraps off 2011 302 Mustang
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    2011 SMS 302 Mustang - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been nearly a year since SMS Supercars first showed us a rendering of their proposed 460 Mustang. And we had nearly given up hope that it would ever come out. But sure enough, Steve Saleen and the rest of his crew have been hard ...

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    SMS Supercars shows off first photos of its new 620 Camaro
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    2010 SMS 620 Camaro - Click above for high-res image
    Steve Saleen is continuing his foray into building specialty cars other than Mustangs, and after launching the production of its 570 and 570X Challenger last year, his new company, SMS Supercars, has started the new year off right by releasing ...

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    First Drive: SMS 570X makes 700 hp, gobs more joy
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    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: Steve Saleen launches SMS Superparts
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    SMS Superparts - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    With SMS Supercars recently launching the 570 Challenger and with a Mustang and Camaro, it was inevitable it would soon offer many of the parts individually. On the first day of SEMA Steve Saleen and his new company announced Superparts, ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Chevrolet C5 Corvette-based Saleen S7 replica roadster
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    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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    SMS Supercars shows off new facility, new supercar on the way
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    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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    SMS Supercars releases new renderings, more details of 460 Mustang
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    2010 SMS 460 Mustang – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    It appears that even while covering Saleen, Inc's warranties and protecting the brand image of his name, Steve Saleen has still found the time to build cars. After launching the 570 Challenger back in January and the 570X ...

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    What's In a Name? SMS Supercars files suit against MJ Acquisitions for use of Saleen name
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    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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    Curiously quick Concours closure creates consternation
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    Concours Supercars retail store - Click above for high-res gallery
    AB regulars will note that we just reported on the re-opening of the car-lover's dream store at the Irvine Spectrum in Southern California. We told you how the former Saleen Store had re-opened under the banner of Concours ...

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    SMS Supercars previews 460 and 460X Mustangs
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    2010 SMS 460 Mustang – Click above to enlarge
    If you build it they will come. At least that's what Steve Saleen is hoping, and with his recent announcement regarding Saleen, Inc's warranties, we're guessing many of his loyal customers will indeed come with money in hand to buy his new ...

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    New York: Steve Saleen's SMS 570X ups the ante with 700 supercharged horses
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    SMS 570X debut - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Under the bright sunlight of the Javits Center's Crystal Palace atrium, Steve Saleen took the covers off of his latest creation, the SMS 570X. The Dodge Challenger-based muscle car registers a few rungs above the 570 that we first viewed at its ...

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    Stand Up Move: Steve Saleen steps in to honor warranties from his former company
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    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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