2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen

2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen

2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen
2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen

2014 Saleen Tesla Model S FoursixteenSaleen may have based its notoriety on tuning the most notorious American autos like the Chevrolet Camaro , Ford Mustang , and Dodge Challenger , however organization front-man Steve Saleen appears determined to making his imprint in the maturing execution electric auto class too.

Gossipy tidbits have flowed for a year in regards to Saleen Tesla passageway into the class, with Topspeed's own particular firsthand affirmation originating from Steve himself in a late-2013 meeting.

Well the gossipy tidbits and hypothesis can all be put to rest as the organization makes a big appearance the Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'elegance . This Tesla Model S gets a bespoke outer surface outline, inside overhauls, and obviously, builds in force and execution.

Gratefully this isn't somebody off show auto, but instead a preproduction sample of what will be freely accessible to those searching for additional flavor in their Model S. The execution overhauls incorporate a game tuned suspension, greater brakes, updated back differential, and more forceful air motion facilitating surfaces.

Overhauled 9/8/2014: Saleen has uncovered a feature of the Foursixteen in activity, and breaking the supersonic limit. It does not truly break the supersonic limit, in the same way as supersonic plane, but instead it makes a clamor not at all like another Tesla Model S. Observe the feature (above) and let me know whether you think the commotion is cool or irritating as all damnation...

Specifications :
  • year: 2014
  • make: Tesla 
  • Model: Model 
  • price: $ 152000 
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 416 (Est.)
  • 0-60 time: 4 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed: 130 mph (Est.)


Saleen has totally revamped the Model S' front and back belts. In advance, the Tesla grille is supplanted by a robust guard piece with a much littler grille opening at the bottom. The look is unquestionably one of a kind, however we're not certain we're sold on the new face. The hood additionally gets a remarkable treatment with a more forceful V-shape running towards the windshield from the decreased Saleen brand stuck on the redesigned guard.

Out back, another lower sash incorporates air vents and a lower air diffuser. A vast spoiler discovers a home on the back decklid. The look is strongly more forceful. Saleen says the additional air bits are all utilitarian and work to make considerable downforce at higher paces.

The Model S likewise gets a monstrous set of Saleen wheels that look great, as well as are said to cut 30 pounds of unsprung weight. Red Saleen brake calipers sparkle effectively through the wheels' 10-spoke plan.


2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen

Saleen truly worked over the Foursixteen's inner part, making an about all-new cockpit. Cream calfskin and dark Alcantara spread the seats, entryway boards, and upper dashboard, while carbon-fiber stresses spruce up whatever remains of the dash. An all-new focus support discovers a home between the front seats. It has procurements for more stockpiling and gives a glass holder inside arm's compass.

Saleen markers are held fast to every seatback, which revel in new moldings to upgrade the reinforcing. New seat shells are covered in a gleam dark color that supplements the other dark inner part bits. Finally, remolded entryway boards match the seats' new shape.

The inside is a general overhaul from that comes in routine Teslas, yet the high-complexity color decision may not be for everybody.


2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen

Very little has changed with the Foursixteen's powertrain. The 3-stage, four post AC incitement engine and copper rotor from the P85 Model S are still present, however Saleen has revamped how the force is laid to the ground. Another last rigging proportion of 11.39-to-1 is found inside the back end. Likewise present is Saleen's Maxgrip locking differential that permits both back tires to apply consistent force to the ground.

Saleen has additionally retrofitted the Foursixteen with a high-limit cooling framework that incorporates a bigger volume radiator and a high-stream water pump to hold the electrical framework's temperature under wraps.

Indeed without more changes, the P85 Model S is still a brute at the track. It's effective electric engines and batteries make 416 torque and 443 pound-feet of torque, permitting the Foursixteen to hit 60 mph in only 4.2 seconds. It's conceivable the Tesla's top pace of 130 mph has been expanded on account of all the included air bits.

Suspension And Brake

2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen

Saleen adjusted the Tesla's suspension to take advantage of its strong torque and moment torque. The updates incorporate exclusive monotube coilovers that are track-balanced. The influence bar is additionally moved up to give a more steady stage in the corners. Also, the suspension is completely flexible, so track days and day by day drives can exist together with little work in the middle.

The Tesla's soundness control programming is likewise moves up to consider more shenanigans on the track. Saleen says the new programming permits the driver to stay into the force as the auto's weight appropriation changes from corner to corner.

Bringing everything to a stop are updated brakes. The rotors are 14-creep, two-piece units with an aluminum cap. In the event that the overhauled brakes aren't sufficient, Saleen offers a carbon-fired update.


Estimating is recorded at $152,000 for the complete bundle, including the cost of the Tesla Model S P85. That implies the overhauls cost $58,600 after the expense of another $95,400 P85 Model S. Obviously that does exclude the additional government motivators accessible for electric auto managers. Included, the Tesla's cost can drop some $10,000.



2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen

The BMW is a hot entertainer when it originates from the plant, yet there will inescapably be tuners finding to buildup the electric games auto's execution significantly more.

The BMW i8 comes fueled by a 1.5-liter, three-chamber motor that makes 231 strength and 236 pound-feet of torque. Add to that the 131 stallions and 184 pound-feet originating from the batteries and electric engine, and you've got a really respectable force yield of 362 steeds and 420 pound-feet of torque. With its low weight, the i8 just needs 4.4 seconds to hit 60 mph and has a top velocity of 155 mph.

The BMW i8 begins at $135,925.


2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen

In spite of the fact that's regardless it preparing in Audi's advancement carport, the on-once more, off-again R8 e-tron presents a solid defense for execution electric vehicles. The R8 subordinate is controlled by four electric engines with an aggregate yield of 313 drive. In spite of the fact that it doesn't sound like a great deal, the R8 e-tron is still fit to quicken to 60 mph in only 4.8 seconds, basically because of its liberal 604 pound-feet of torque.

Valuing and accessibility are still being referred to, however we can expect the R8 e-tron to cost generally $200,000 and go on special before the end of 2016. - 2014 Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen
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