Steve Saleen Wins Name Back From Bankrupt Company

Nope, it's not an April Fool's Day joke. Steve Saleen announced today that he's regained control of the Saleen brand, five years after "retiring" (a move seen by many as more like "pushed out") from the eponymous company he founded and which filed for bankruptcy protection just a few years later. » 4/02/12 10:00am 4/02/12 10:00am

Fast And Furious Saleen Mustangs And Ford GT

If you watch the film you'll notice a lot of Saleen vehicles running around. Not only are these "extra cars" from the Saleen family of products, they're actually the Saleen family's personal vehicles. The white GT is Steve's personal vehicle. The orange Saleen S302 PJ, designed to pay homage to Parnelli Jones, is… » 2/11/09 9:30pm 2/11/09 9:30pm

SMS Supercharger Boosts Hemi Horsepower By 45% In Challenger, Charger

SMS, Steve Saleen's new operation, wants to sell 2005-09 Mopar Hemi owners a supercharger that the company claims can bump underhood horsepower by as much as 45%. The SMS 296 supercharger has some unique features, including an internal intercooler and a low profile, letting the blower sit between the cylinder banks and … » 8/08/08 1:00pm 8/08/08 1:00pm

SMS 25th Anniversary Mustang Concept Has 720 Candle-Extinguishing…

Though no longer head of Saleen, Inc., you can't keep Steve Saleen from making Mustangs. In this case, his new company, SMS Limited, has built a very Saleen, Inc-looking concept to celebrate 25 years in the industry. In addition to the 720 HP engine and extreme body kit, this concept has the "Red Butterfly Induction… » 7/07/08 10:20am 7/07/08 10:20am

Steve Saleen Is Back, Reveals Limited Edition Supercharged Challengers

They may have taken his company, his cars and even his name, but they'll never take Steve Saleen's desire to customize cars to make them look so radically similar to the originals, they're virtually identical to all but the most carefully trained eye. Saleen and his new company SMS have just revealed the new company's… » 5/12/08 7:33pm 5/12/08 7:33pm

Saleen S5S Heading To Production?

When we first saw the Saleen S5S at the New York Auto Show, we thought, "That's nice, but it's got concept only written all over it." Well, apparently there's a greater degree of possibility there than we'd initially thought. Saleen Vice Chairman and Chief Technical Officer Chris Theodore dropped in to the offices of » 4/30/08 1:40pm 4/30/08 1:40pm

Saleen Slashing Jobs: Performance Vehicle Company Cutting 40 Jobs In…

We received the following tip from a very reliable source about the specialty vehicle manufacturer, Saleen: » 3/25/07 12:13pm 3/25/07 12:13pm

We've heard that tensions have been rather strained between the folks at FoMoCo and the Saleen team — which is one of the reasons Steve-O's...

In General, Steve Saleen Is Open To Experimentation, Transforming…


Steve Saleen, founder of Saleen, Inc. and customizer of all things FoMoCo since 1984, says that the niche vehicle maker is, "open to building specialty cars for automakers in addition to Ford Motor Co." In a recent interview with Ward's Auto, the sassy Saleen said, "It has to make business sense and fit in with our… » 9/21/06 2:58pm 9/21/06 2:58pm