2010 SMS 460/460X Mustang
After working their magic on the modern Mopar muscle with the 570 Challenger and the 570X Challenger from Steve Saleen’s SMS Supercars Limited lineup of vehicles. The American tuners turned their attention to a new modern muscle car, the 2010 Ford Mustang. Like for the Challenger, SMS Limited will launch two versions of the blue oval’s pony car, first a 460 and then a 460X version to follow later on this year.
The 460 Mustang will feature a few dress up items like a blacked out grille with horizontal bars featuring the SMS logo, a more aggressive front fascia, dual vented hood, signature series side skirts, signature series rear bumper, signature series integrated side splitters, signature series red butterfly induction hood and high down force rear wing.
Under the hood SMS Limited will use a supercharged version of the 4.6 Liter V8 that is found in the production model. The engines will be tuned to deliver either 470 HP or as much as 655 HP. The 460 version will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.5 seconds, while the more extreme 460X hits the mark in just 4 seconds.
Press release after the jump.
2010 SMS 460/460X Mustang
Steve Saleen ponies up, celebrates 25 years in the business and 45 years of Mustangs with 2010 SMS 460 Mustang Orange County, California. (April 17, 2009) 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 Mustang in 1964, and in reflection on his 25 year association with America’s iconic sports 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 set 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 HoodTM, 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 Mustang 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 470 hp and 427 ft-lb of torque, while the even more powerful SMS 460X Mustang engine with all new internal and headwork delivers 655 hp and 600 ft-lb out of the enlarged 5.0 liter V8. Both use the new (patent pending) 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 460 Mustang
accelerates from 0 to 60 in the low 4 seconds, while the 460X manages the same in the 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
The interior with all-new Alcantara and leather SMS performance seats features the patented Signature Series chevron stripes. Dash and interior panels are covered in hand-stitched high-quality leather. Multiple seat chevron and SMS unique exterior colors are available.