|SMS 460 and 460X Mustangs
It looks like the folks over at SMS Supercars are celebrating the Ford Mustang's 45th birthday with the introduction of the awesome new SMS 460 and 460X Mustangs. Although we have yet to see any pictures of the actual vehicles you can see the renderings of the 460 above and in our image gallery. Check out the full press release below.
Steve Saleen, his name being synonymous with fast Mustangs, would not be Steve if he kept his hands off Ford's newest pony. On the
occasion of the 45th anniversary of the launch of the original Ford Mustang in 1964, and in
reflection on his 25 year association with America's iconic muscle car, Steve celebrates with
Mustang aficionados from around the world in launching first sketches of the 2010 SMS 460
and SMS 460X Mustangs at the 45th Anniversary Celebrations in Birmingham, Alabama.
Instantly recognizable as Steve Saleen's work, the new SMS 460 Mustangs feature a host of visual and technical highlights that sequence them apart from the crowd.
"I previewed many of the features of my newest Mustang with the 25th anniversary car I showed
last year," says SMS Supercars CEO and President Steve Saleen.
The front fascia treatment, the SMS Red Butterfly Air Induction Hood, the front and side splitters, the rear fascia and diffuser with the high down force rear wing showed the way Steve Saleen is looking at Mustangs today. "You have to go with the times. While the pony remains an icon, Ford has done a very good job with the 2010 model. I wanted to interpret it using my signature to create the latest Steve Saleen
version of this American favorite."
The SMS 460 Mustang offers a 4.6 liter V8 engine featuring a minimum of 470hp and 427 ft-/lb
of torque, while the even more powerful SMS 460X Mustang engine with all new internal and
headwork delivers a ground pounding 655hp and 600 ft/lb out of the 5.0 liter V8. Both use the new SMS 296 Supercharger presented last week at the New York International
Auto Show. 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.
Performance for both cars is expectedly striking. The SMS 460 Mustang accelerates from 0 to 60
in the low 4 second range, while the 460X manages the same in the even lower 4's. In addition to
engine output, handling, roadholding and braking play an equally important role. The 2010
SMS 460 Mustangs feature Steve's signature Watt's linkage suspension with all new
geometry. New SMS brakes front and rear deliver impressive stopping power to match the
jaw dropping performance of the rest of the vehicle.
The interior with all new Alcantara and leather SMS performance seats features the patented
Signature Series chevron stripes. The dash and various other interior panels are covered in hand stitched
high quality leather. Multiple seat chevron and SMS individual exterior colors are available.
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