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Saleen Lifestyle Performance : Tuners
Saleen Lifestyle Performance : Tuners

Saleen Inc., celebrating its twentieth anniversary as a specialty vehicle manufacturer, specializes in the manufacture of vehicles for enthusiasts that include technology developed from the Saleen/Allen Speedlab race team, eight-time winners of sports car racing manufacturer championships.

Saleen creates high performance vehicles for street and track, including the S7 supercar, the S281, the race/road SR and the N2O Focus. The company also produces and markets a broad line of performance parts as well as offering design, engineering and certification services.

The company, started by former racing driver Steve Saleen, began in 1983. Saleen used his business degree from USC, coupled with experience in his father's manufacturing business, to build the company. His passion for racing also played a part. Steve began autocrossing, then rapidly moved into SCCA pro series (Formula Atlantic, Trans-Am Championship) and then into Indy car racing.

By 1984, the first Saleen street car was ready for sale. It boasted special aerodynamics, an attractive and highly functional cockpit and a precise handling suspension package. The result was a car built as a limited edition model with individual serial numbers assuring authenticity. Later, demonstrating the car's performance, the company’s race team brought home a victory for Saleen, Ford and sponsor General Tire at the 24-hour race at Mosport Park in Ontario, Canada.



Design, Engineering, Testing and Certification

Our design and engineering development teams collaborate to ensure that every component, feature and function is designed to exceed quality and industry standards. From the first sketch, to the first production part, to the final certification, we work as a team to develop innovative solutions for our ultra-high performance products.

DESIGN
Saleen is known worldwide for developing purposeful design elements to create the world’s best performing vehicles. In fact, the Saleen S7 is so aerodynamically advanced, that at speeds greater than 160 MPH, the car’s aerodynamics create a down force that exceeds the weight of the car, therefore giving it the ability to corner unlike any other vehicle on the road or track.

VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT
Saleen’s streamlined vehicle development process enables products to move from concept to customer in record time. For example, the Saleen S7 went from initial design concepts to the unveiling in nine short months.

UNIQUE VEHICLE BUILDS
Saleen is one of the leading developers of prototype, movie and show cars for the entertainment and automotive industries.

Engineering Capabilities
+Suspension & Chassis Design

+Powertrain
+Certification
+Style & Design Center
+Engineering Tools
+Unigraphics CAD System
+Motec Data Acquisition Systems
+ETAS Calibration Tools
+PAM Crash , Crash Simulation Software
+ADAMS Suspension Simulation Software
+ANSYS CFD , Fluid Simulation Software

VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT
Saleen’s streamlined vehicle development process enables products to move from concept to customer in record time. For example, the Saleen S7 went from initial design concepts to the unveiling in nine short months.

ENGINEERING
Saleen’s in-house engineering department develops patented parts and processes to maximize performance efficiency and visual appeal.

ENGINE DEVELOPMENT
Saleen’s ability to develop and improve engines comes from the team’s intimate knowledge of the racing domain. Saleen develops every engine to perform at the highest levels while maintaining long term fuel efficiency and drivability.

FABRICATION & MACHINING
Saleen’s in-house team of fabricators and machinists are hands on problem solvers and innovators with decades of experience.

UNIQUE VEHICLE BUILDS
Saleen is one of the leading developers of prototype, movie and show cars for the entertainment and automotive industries.

FACILITIES
Headquartered in Southern California, Saleen Automotive Inc maintains primary operations from a 4 acre 3-building campus. Commonly viewed as foundation of car culture, Southern California is an ideal (an increasingly popular) location to headquarter a global automotive brand for the worlds' stage.the breeding ground for America’s car culture.

MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY
Saleen has developed a state-of-the-art modular manufacturing facility that allows for various vehicle programs to take place concurrently. Competencies learned from Saleen’s own niche vehicle development and manufacturing processes have set the industry standard, paving the way for Saleen to help develop and streamline products for other OEM manufacturers. Since the company’s inception in 1984, Saleen has produced over 12,000 complete and EPA-certified vehicles, more than any other specialty automobile manufacturer. Saleen has equipped more than 600,000 total vehicles worldwide.

FABRICATION & MACHINING
Saleen’s in-house team of fabricators and machinists are hands on problem solvers and innovators with decades of experience.

State -of -the -Art Paint
Saleen’s paint facilities are second to none and have surpassed every industry standard for quality and finish.

COMPOSITES
Saleen’s materials knowledge and composite capabilities maximize the efficiencies of each product developed.

COMPLETE SERVICE
Saleen staffs a talented and experienced team of service professionals.

Design, Engineering, Testing and Certification

Our design and engineering development teams collaborate to ensure that every component, feature and function is designed to exceed quality and industry standards. From the first sketch, to the first production part, to the final certification, we work as a team to develop innovative solutions for our ultra-high performance products.

VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT
Saleen’s streamlined vehicle development process enables products to move from concept to customer in record time. For example, the Saleen S7 went from initial design concepts to the unveiling in nine short months.

CERTIFICATION
Each Saleen vehicle is fully certified and tested to meet state and federal safety and emissions standards.

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Ferrari F1 GG 50 : Concept Cars
Ferrari F1 GG 50 : Concept Cars

Italian sports car and super car maker Ferrari issued the Ferrari GG 50 in the year 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show. It is a super car that is meant to commemorate designer Giugiaro’s fifty years in the automotive business.

The Ferrari F1 GG 50, as it is known under its full name, takes in to consideration certain F1 modifications that allow for better performance and speed. The Ferrari F1 GG 50 utilizes a sixty five degree V12 petrol Configuration that is naturally aspirated. This Configuration can develop a peak power of up to 540 hp. This translates in to about 94 hp per liter. The compression ratio on the Ferrari F1 GG 50 is 11.2 to 1. The Ferrari F1 GG 50 utilizes an odd sequential mode automatic transmission.

The Ferrari F1 GG 50 takes the form of a 2 + 2 coupe super car. The vast majority of its design cues have been taken from the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. The steering wheel is derived from previous Ferrari F1 models. Some of the Ferrari F1 GG 50’s unique parts include the dashboard, as well as the satellite navigator known as the AVIC X1R, which was made by Pioneer.

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1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV : Classic Cars
1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV : Classic Cars

The Rolls-Royce Corniche IV was the fourth generation of a Rolls-Royce luxury car that was available as both a coupe and a convertible. The Rolls-Royce Corniche was in production from 1971 until 2002, although there was a break in production between the end of the fourth generation and the introduction of the fifth. Construction of the first four generations of the Rolls-Royce Corniche ran consecutively from 1971 to 1995, when it was ultimately terminated. The fifth generation of the vehicle was launched in 2000, but was only manufactured for a very short period before being terminated in 2001.

Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Origins
When the Rolls-Royce Corniche was introduced in the 1970s, it provided a coupe and convertible luxury car to complement the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. Both the coupe and convertible models were in production since 1966, but were renamed to the Rolls-Royce Corniche in 1971. A Bentley Corniche was also in production, but it was renamed the Bentley Continental in 1984. Corniche was registered by Rolls-Royce since the late 1930s, but the car wasn’t built due to the start of World War II.

About the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV
As with all Rolls-Royce models, the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV was a luxury car. Essentially, the Rolls-Royce Corniche was a two-door version of the four-door Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. Although a coupe and convertible were initially launched, the coupe was dropped from the model line in 1981. All subsequent generations of the Rolls-Royce Corniche, including the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV, came as a two-door convertible only. Although the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV was a big car, it had a reputation for being quicker and easier to handle than would be expected of most cars of its size.

Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Features
Besides terminating the coupe version of the first Rolls-Royce Corniche, very little changed style-wise between all four generations of the car. From the outside, it is difficult to differentiate between the four generations of the car. Of course, the coupe version was only produced for the first generation, but subtle changes have been made to the convertible. The original Rolls-Royce Corniche could be painted with two-tone paintwork, but later versions came in a single color. Bumpers were changed to alloy and rubber from the original chrome ones, and from the third generation were painted the same color as the body of the car.

New alloy wheels were fitted for the Rolls-Royce Corniche III and IV, and a glass rear window was added to replace the plastic one when the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV went into production. Not only was the window in the rear of the soft top changed, but so was the mechanism for latching it to the car. Unlike the previous generations, the soft top for the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV had automatic latching instead of manual latching.

Opulent is one word to describe the interior of the car. Not only was it made to look luxurious, but to provide the utmost in comfort for all passengers. An all-leather interior was manufactured using Connolly leather, and with each subsequent generation, the seating was adjusted to improve comfort. Chrome gauges and wood trim are used for the instrument panel, plus all manner of features are included as standard. Dual-zone temperature control systems, multi-speaker audio systems, and ride control systems are all fitted to improve comfort and enjoyment during the ride. The soft top is insulated to reduce noise.

Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Evolution
The Rolls-Royce Corniche IV was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 1992, with models ready for sales for the 1992 model year. Production of the convertible moved to Crewe in England, as the London factory closed in 1994. It was fitted with a 6.75-liter V-8 engine that was introduced during the production of the second generation of the Rolls-Royce Corniche; there was little improvement in power output, but torque improved significantly. Over time, the engine was modified so that the power output was also increased. For the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV, owners could choose between the standard V-8 engine and a turbocharged version. With the addition of the turbochargers, the engine was known as one of the most powerful engines available at the time.

In 1992, Rolls-Royce also launched a 25th anniversary edition of the Rolls-Royce Corniche. Only these cars were painted Ming Blue and had an anniversary plate on the dash. In 1995, the production of the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV terminated, as did the model line, until 2000 when the Rolls-Royce Corniche V was launched.

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Origami Juke : Videos
Origami Juke : Videos

In honor of the Nissan Juke’s fifth birthday, some British artists turned sheets of paper and cardboard into a Nissan Juke. Similar to the cardboard Lexus RC350, this origami Juke is a celebration of the model's Japanese roots and technical advancements.

Artist Owen Gildersleeve spent more than 200 hours folding and gluing this Juke into existence and left us with a good facsimile of the mini 'ute.

During its short life, the Juke has been exposed to some strange marketing experiments. This origami model will simply be just another notch in the Juke’s weird bedpost. The Juke-R and Terry Grant's two-wheel adventure around the Goodwood festival of Speed (below) helped place this Nissan on the top of viral video lists.

Whats next for the Juke? We're not sure. But we're hoping Nissan will put it through more zany challenges.


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Genesis Brand Braces For Impact : News
Genesis Brand Braces For Impact : News

Hyundai’ s upcoming Genesis luxury brand is slowly taking shape. Only weeks after it was revealed that Hyundai would spin-off the Genesis into a separate premium brand, new information has revealed that the Genesis brand could include more models other than the previously mentioned G70, G80, and G90.

Filings made by Hyundai with the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS) back in July 2015 shed some light on some possible new models to come out of the Genesis brand. Some of the names include G60, GC60, GT60, GV60, GC64, GT64, and G65. There have been no indications on what those models could be, but the G60 could turn into the company’s version of the BMW 3 Series and the GC60, GT60, and GV60 names could be variants under the G60 model. At this point, reports have indicated that the current Genesis will be rebadged as the G80 once the Genesis brand goes live. The Hyundai Equus will also move to the Genesis brand under the name G90. Then there’s the G70, which is still a mystery model at this point, but could end up being a rival model to the BMW 5 Series.

If these patent filings bear fruit in the future, the Genesis brand could turn into a full-scale premium outfit sooner than we thought. There’s already talk that the G90 will live up to its flagship status and be the first model of the new brand to make its debut. There’s no timetable on when that’s going to be, but don’t be surprised if it welcomes 2016 with a bang by taking the stage at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January.

Based on what we know so far, Hyunda’s plan to launch six new models under the Genesis brand by 2020 is going full steam ahead. There’s every indication to also believe that Hyundai Hyundai is really taking this seriously. The new report citing all those name filings seem to suggest that the Korean automaker wants to aggressively fill up the Genesis brand with models that can compete in key segments where rivals like BMW, Mercedes, Infiniti, and Lexus currently occupy.

It’s really too good to be true if you think about it. At the very least, it’s hard not to get excited about what the Genesis Genesis brand will look like when it becomes a stand-alone brand that’s independent from Hyundai. So far, we only know of the G90 and the G80. The speculation surrounding the G70 and the G60 seem to be spot-on too, given the hierarchy in the nomenclature of the models. That leaves us with the G64 and the G65. Could this pertain to a future crossover and SUV, respectively? That’s not out of the question.

There’s also that matter of filling up the Genesis brand with entry level models akin to the BMW 1 Series and the Mercedes A Class. Could there be patent filings of G40 and G50 that we still don’t know about? At this point, I’m willing to bet that Hyundai’s already done that or is in the process of doing it in the near future. It wouldn’t make sense to have filings on the upper end of the “G-number” nomenclature and then leave out the lower end.

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1969 Chevrolet Nova SS : Classic Cars
1969 Chevrolet Nova SS : Classic Cars

This multiple show winning factory big block "Supersport" features a true L78, 396/375 horsepower engine, factory smog system, M20 Muncie 4 speed, 12 bolt 3.55 positraction rearend, power disc brakes, power steering, rare factory tachometer with center console gauges, factory AM/FM, sport steering wheel, bucket seats, black vinyl top, red vinyl interior, "SS" Rally wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires and finished in the original color, "Garnet Red". A full body off restoration was performed to show quality standards. An extremely rare find on one of GM`s quickest muscle cars.

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