Orange County, California — Steve Saleen and his new company SMS are in the process of hammering out the details of their the first product in his line of Signature Series ultra-high performance vehicles, the SMS 570TM Challenger and SMS 570XTM Challenger.
The fully certified and street legal SMS 570TM Challenger and SMS 570XTM Challenger will be based on the new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T platform and will feature a SMS Supercharged 5.7L Hemi with respective power ratings from 500 to over 700 horsepower.
Artistic rendition of the new SMS 570TM Challenger.
Both models are fully equipped with a compliment of SMS ultra-high performance components including: drivetrain, suspension, aerodynamics, tires, wheels and interior.
“The horsepower and torque that we are developing from the SMS Supercharged Hemi is phenomenal” explains Billy Tally, SMS Chief Technical Officer, “combined with suspension and braking improvements our SMS Challenger will be an incredibly capable, refined and tractable automobile”.
Each of these limited edition vehicles will be personally signed by Steve Saleen as part of the SMS Signature Series product line complete with unique badges and graphics. Production numbers will be limited per year depending on the model, and the opportunity to be one of the few owners is limited to a first-come, first-served basis, so prospective customers need to act now as production is commencing in the fourth quarter of 2008.
“The Dodge Challenger is a great canvas to start with” notes Phil Frank, Chief Creative Officer, “the SMS Challenger will help define our design DNA as we introduce some exciting and functional aesthetic innovations to this already great platform”.
For more information, check out the SMS web site at www.smslimitedusa.com