SMS Supercars planning 2010 460 Mustang
Steve Saleen and his new company SMS Supercars unveiled the first computer-generated illustrations of their upcoming 2010 SMS 460 Mustang.
Based on the 2010 Ford Mustang, the SMS 460 Mustang will be the only Mustang authorized to bear Steve Saleen’s name, having left his original SALEEN tuning firm recently to start SMS Supercars.
The SMS 460 Mustang will offer a 4.6-litre V8 engine featuring 470 hp and 578 Nm of torque, while the even more powerful SMS 460X Mustang engine with all new internals and extensive headwork pumps out 655 hp and 600 ft-lb from an enlarged 5.0-litre V8. Both use the new SMS 296 supercharger, while transmission options are a 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual on the 460, or a 6-speed “SMST” manual on the top of the line 460X.
The SMS 460 Mustang does the 0-100 kph run in 4.5 seconds, while the 460X manages the same in closer to 4 seconds. In addition to engine output, handling, road holding and braking improvements, the 2010 SMS 460 Mustangs will feature Steve’s signature Watt’s linkage suspension with all-new geometry.
New SMS 15-inch six piston front and 13-inch four piston rear brakes deliver stronger stopping power. The SMS 460X Mustang will also feature a unique Steve Saleen Red Butterfly Induction System.
The interior with all-new Alcantara and leather SMS performance seats features the patented Signature Series chevron stripes. Multiple seat chevron and SMS unique exterior colors are available through the SMS Tailor Made options.
The car is expected to debut soon, and will be available for shipping worldwide, including the UAE and other GCC countries.