Saleen debuts new hi-po Challenger

Steve Saleen and his new company SMS Supercars launched the production version of the SMS 570 Challenger last week. The lifestyle unveiling at “Tentation” nightclub in Newport Beach, Calif., began its lengthy tour to numerous U.S. destinations and Dodge dealerships. First stop last weekend was the 2009 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.,where it was on display.

The car will continue on to a number of locations in the southeast where it will be shown to customers and dealers. A U.S. press tour with both production models will follow at the end of the first quarter of 2009.

The 500-hp SMS 570 Challenger and the 700-hp SMS 570 X Challenger can be ordered through all Dodge dealers. In addition to the patented SMS Supercharger atop the ultra high-performance engine, both production models feature completely revised aesthetics, aerodynamics and performance features including SMS Series 4 suspension and high-performance, cross-drilled brakes with six pistons up front and four pistons at the rear. SMS 570 Challenger pricing starts at $64,870.

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