Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Saleen reveals future plans for SMS Limited brand

Posted Today, 2:42 AM by Viknesh Vijayenthiran

SMS Limited Dodge Challenger 570 Series
The 570 Series Dodge Challenger will be joined later in the year by new 460 Mustang and Camaro packages

At the start of last year American performance workshop Saleen announced plans to establish its new SMS Limited brand. The company then rolled out a stunning supercar concept to coincide with the launch of the brand, but unfortunately financial hard times put an end to plans for production of the mid-engined concept.

Instead, the SMS label will be used for a new range of modified muscle cars, based around the new 2009 Dodge Challenger, 2010 Ford Mustang and upcoming 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Based in Anaheim, California, SMS is currently building the first of its new hotted-up muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger 570 Series.

Starting at $60,000 for a complete car, the SMS prepped Dodge Challenger 570 delivers more than 500hp (373kW) from a highly modified 5.7L V8 engine. Also on offer is a 700hp (522kW) version, which is priced at $70,000.

Later this year, SMS will reveal plans for a new 460 Mustang package based on the new 2010 Ford Mustang. While the car is still in the design stages, The Detroit News reports that it will come with a patented SMS Red Butterfly Induction hood over a supercharged V8 engine. Towards the end of the year, or possibly in early 2010, SMS will add a modified Chevrolet Camaro to its lineup.

All the cars will eventually be available through Dodge, Ford and Chevrolet dealers.

The story doesn’t end there as the man behind the company and the owner of the Saleen name, Steve Saleen, insists that there are plans still in place to launch a unique supercar model, as well as possible hybrid and electric vehicles.

Gallery: Saleen SMS 570 Dodge Challenger preview

2 comments:

mileth said...

This is great news for all car enthusiasts.

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