The on again, off again saga that is Saleen Performance Vehicles recently announced they will end production of their vehicles this fall to concentrate more on merchandising and performance parts. Revstone Industries who now owns SPV will end production with the 2011 Saleen S302 being its last vehicle and move to concentrate on merchandise and parts which they would like to grow in the coming years. Its a sad end to a 27 year run started by Steve Saleen building his first aftermarket Mustang back in 1984.
“We want to clean the slate and get back to engineering performance cars,” spokesman Pete Borum said. “We have a wide variety of customer relationships that we look to explore.”
The relationships they would like to explore will probably start with General Motors Camaro and Chrysler’s Challenger which they would build performance parts for. Nothing has been said about the future but one can only imagine they realize the Saleen name and Mustangs can only take you so far.