Saleen Tesla Model S Announced, No Release Date Set

The existing performance-trim Tesla Model S P85, which we recently saw out-drag a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51, is already quite swift off the line thanks to its 416-hp all-electric drivetrain. All 443 lb-ft of torque an be directed to the rear wheels at 0 rpm, making the Tesla Model S a zero-emissions speed demon. Neither Tesla nor Saleen has come forward with a release date for the Saleen Tesla Model S, but a spec sheet showing some of Saleen’s planned modifications is on the way.

“I fully intend to produce one of the most compelling Tesla’s to ever hit the roadway,” said Saleen in a Tesla statement.

The question now is how Saleen will achieve the bonkers-level performance increase we expect from them with our 2013 Automobile of the Year. Modified aerodynamics? Bigger electric motors? Greater use of lightweight materials? Let us know in the comments what you think Saleen will to do get the most out of the Tesla Model S.

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Opinion Has chilled fire Tesla cars on the market?

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Due to the closure of the Federal Government’s normal investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does not take place. But by the end of the week, social media savvy Musk has been blogging and tweeting away, explaining that the Tesla model S owner echo internal investigation initial report: a large chunk of road metal debris, he explained, he had punched a hole three inch in armor, designed to protect the battery from damage routine sedan.

In turn, part of the compact, setting off the glow of that owner Robert Carlson said, “pictures are really overdoing it.” Well it seems that alert system the car actually recommends Carlson pull on and exit the Model S in front of the flames can be seen or felt, possibly saving his life.

However, the musk is not the only one who is talking about fire and bloggers and traditional journalists both do not necessarily have been as charitable, as he pleases. Indeed, even normally friendly media outlets as NPR have lumped the incident other recent battery fires, the Chevy Volt, the karmas Fisker-and a great Boeing 787. The so-called Dreamliner looked more like air nightmare when your own backup system of lithium ion battery caught fire on a plane JAL earlier this year, leading to a temporary grounding of the entire fleet of 787.

This is “just a blip,” as analyst George Peterson, AutoPacific, Inc., suggests? Or is Tesla fire cast chill over not only a Model S but the entire market battery electric vehicle?

There is no doubt that the construction vehicle sales have been falling also waiting supporters.

There is no doubt that the construction vehicle sales have been falling from followers to wait, especially if you can rule out the traditional hybrids-Toyota Prius in particular. You can actually join the Prius Plug-in, as Japanese manufacturer this week was forced to trim the price of this model range extended over $ 4,620. Sales of the Prius Plug-ins have been disabled by as much as 30 percent in September.

The Chevy Volt was down 47 percent, while Nissan fell Leaf, which had been gaining momentum, earlier this year, 19 percent. Even the Tesla Model S, also before the fire of Seattle, fell 20 percent after the company forecast for the first eight months of the year 2013.

True, the entire US car market fell in September for the first time in more than two years, and analysts have warned that a large part of the decline was caused by Flukes in the manner in which have been reported in the last month. But the battery car sales fell in September, but more sharply than the overall industry decline, even as some of the biggest, most fuel thirsty machines, such as the Ford F-Series, picked up momentum.

The battery car sales fell in September, but more sharply than the overall industry decline.

So there is a good reason to watch the October in selling batteries for the car quite closely. Will all the arcs Model S, indeed, a blip on the screen as the media moves attention to such things as the Washington budget crisis, the SUV assault/cyclist in New York-and the latest PR stunt by Miley Cyrus?

Even without fire battery-based vehicles were difficult to sell. Toyota was just the latest coffee maker to slash prices to attract buyers reluctant to lounges. About the only one who doesn’t take this step yet was Tesla. It may also have come up with incentives, if sales slip?

When it comes to investors time Tesla do not normalize for a long time. Analyst Peterson suggests “event” could just be “giving investors reasons to sell” some time and reap profits after it had made earlier this year. Even at $ 163 a share who deal with Tesla’s time for more than a few months made a bandit as high tech.

Several key analysts are now suggesting the company is no longer flying, like Icarus, a little too close to the Sun.

Time is growing in fits and starts, in recent days, jumping $ 4.15 in Thursday that saw Wall Street a collective sigh of relief as Washington breathe seemed ready to avoid payment of debts of the Government. But Tesla will reach previous highs? Several key analysts are now suggesting the company is no longer flying, like Icarus, a little too close to the Sun. Report a bad third quarter earnings may lead to even faster than the fire S.

Then again, musk and the company has been quite successful in turning the usually skeptical of the media to your advantage. It is possible that Tesla will bounce back, even as the rest of the electric car market struggles-and how competing companies like Fisker fold.

But at the moment, even if we do not see another fire, electric vehicle market clearly needs to recharge their batteries in a hurry. source of information: Aj Gill by YouTube

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