Saleen has announced details of the first project under his new supercar brand in the form of the SMS 570TM Challenger and the SMS 570XTM Challenger based on the Dodge Challenger R/T.
Earlier this year Steve Saleen created yet another brand in his portfolio of companies – SMS Limited, which would act as the pinnacle of all the Saleen brands which include Saleen Autosport, Saleen Productions, Saleen Speedlab, Saleen Performance and Saleen, Inc. Now Saleen has announced details of the first project under the brand in the form of the SMS 570TM Challenger and the SMS 570XTM Challenger based on the Dodge Challenger R/T.
The super tuned models will feature a SMS Supercharged 5.7L Hemi engine with an output of 500 horsepower for the 570TM, and an awesome 700 horspower for the 570XTM. To compliment this, the Challenger will receive a number of high performance upgrades including modifications to the drivetrain, suspension, aerodynamics, tires, wheels and interior.
"The horsepower and torque that we are developing from the SMS Supercharged Hemi is phenomenal, combined with suspension and braking improvements our SMS Challenger will be an incredibly capable, refined and tractable automobile" explains Billy Tally, SMS Chief Technical Officer.
Production numbers are yet to be announced, but each model will be personally signed by Steve Saleen and will feature unique badges and graphics.