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SMS 460 Mustang Renderings and Details

American tuner/manufacturer Steve Saleen's SMS Supercars released yesterday the first renderings and technical specifications of his upcoming 2010 SMS 460 Mustang, "the only Mustang authorized to bear Steve Saleen's name."

"Steve Saleen's new SMS 460 Mustang is a dramatic, timeless and iconic visual statement that confidently leads the pack, continuing the evolution of the image of the Steve Saleen brand," Phil Frank, SMS chief creative officer said in the release.

The SMS 460 Mustang will be powered by a 4.6l V8 engine, developing 470 hp and 427 lb.-ft of torque. Of course, an even more powerful version, the SMS 460X Mustang's 5.0l V8 engine, boasting new internals and extensive headwork, will increase that power by nearly 50 percent: 655 hp and 600 lb.-ft.

Both versions of SMS' Mustang will feature patent pending SMS 296 Supercharger. The units will be mated to either a 5-speed automatic or
5-speed manual (the 460) or a 6-speed SMST manual on the top of the line 460X.

The 460 Mustang accelerates from 0 to 60 in under 4.5 seconds, while the 460X manages the same in closer to 4. The power of the engine will be handled by Watt's linkage suspension and MS 15-inch six-piston front and 13-inch four-piston rear brakes.

On the interior, the SMS Mustang's performance seats will be clothed in Alcantara leather, with patented Signature Series chevron stripes.

As the builder says, "SMS 460 Mustang is in final tooling and prototype testing stages," which means the car is getting ready to hit the streets this year. Prices are yet to be disclosed.


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