Niche supercar manufacturer reveals plans for new electric car, to be revealed early next year
3 December 2013

Saleen has confirmed it is working on a new electric car, with plans to reveal the model in full early next year.

While details surrounding the project are scarce at the moment, the company has asked the public to "throw out your pre-conceived notions and expectations. This vehicle will be revolutionary in its aesthetics and mechanics".

Saleen has also confirmed that, eventually, it plans to put the new model into series production.

Company boss Steve Saleen said: "We recognise that electric cars are a trend, not a fad, and expect this vehicle category to continue to increase as an automotive option for consumers."

"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."

Saleen's last road car, the S7 Twin Turbo, was built between 2005 and 2009. An updated version of the original S7 supercar, the Twin Turbo was powered by a 7.0-litre V8 engine and could reportedly reach 248mph.

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