• Oct 1, 2008


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Steve Saleen's fledgling new company, SMS Supercars, is getting ready to officially debut its first production car and has released a few more photos and information regarding the 570 and 570X Challenger. According to the new press release, the two models are targeted to start at $60,000 and $70,000, respectively. Yes, that's quite a chunk of change, but SMS is making it worthwhile with an extensive list of upgrades. Starting with the powertrain, the SMS 296 supercharger pushes massive amounts of air to the 5.7L HEMI, and true enthusiasts will be glad to know that a proper 6-speed manual transmission will be doing the shifting. Both models also get a high performance suspension, exhaust, 20-inch wheels, and 14-inch front and 12-inch rear brakes. For the exterior, SMS replaces the front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and hood, and adds a rear spoiler. The 570X model also receives carbon fiber front and rear splitters, a carbon fiber diffuser, and a rear wing that replaces the spoiler. The interior receives upgrades as well, including two-tone leather sport seats, leather door inserts, a leather grip shifter, 200-mph gauge cluster, and auxiliary gauges for the supercharger. Each vehicle will also be personally signed by Steve Saleen. Follow the jump for the press release and check out the gallery below.


[Source: SMS Supercars]

PRESS RELEASE:

Steve Saleen and his company SMS are well on the way to production with the first vehicle in the line of Signature Series ultra-high performance vehicles. The SMS 570 Challenger will be the first vehicle with a host of aesthetic and functional innovations including the patented SMS Red Butterfly Induction™ hood and a full compliment of SMS ultra-high performance components including: drivetrain, suspension, aerodynamics, tires, wheels and interior.

The fully certified and street legal SMS 570 Challenger and SMS 570X Challenger will be based off the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T platform and will feature a SMS designed and engineered SMS 296 Supercharger atop the 5.7L Hemi, with power ratings from 500 to over 700 horsepower respectively.

The MSRP's for the 2009 SMS 570 Challenger and SMS 570X Challenger are targeted to start at $60,000 to $70,000 respectively with production commencing in 2008. Both models will carry a bumper-to-bumper factory warranty.

This is an exciting opportunity for the Mopar community to finally take part in the ultra-high performance niche production vehicle market! So act now to reserve yours.

Each of these limited edition vehicles will be personally signed by Steve Saleen as part of the Signature Series product line, complete with unique badges and graphics. Production numbers will be limited per year depending on the model, so the opportunity to be one of the few owners is limited to a first come first served basis. So act now, by placing your pre-production orders though any Dodge dealer in the US. Or call us directly for more details.

About SMS
We are a niche manufacturer of lifestyle ultra-high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. We design, engineer, test, certify, manufacture and assemble all our own products and vehicles.



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  • 10 Comments
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should have a lightness package.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Plymouth Roadrunner-esque, but I like a lot.
      Peter Gtz
      • 2 Years Ago
      BAD ASS CHALLENGER SMS 2011
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sean Saleen came on the chargerforums.com Southern California cruise with us a couple weekends ago, and he was really excited the whole time talking about the new supercharger SMS is producing for the 6.1 and 5.7's. Can't wait to get one on my 5.7!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Be honest I didn't even look at the car much but read the words "6 speed manual" and said YEAH!
      • 6 Years Ago
      im not too worried about it ...the mustang will still beat it ...dont believe me? watch here ...

      Shelby Super Snake (725 hp) vs. Blown Challenger (426 hemi 7 liter)

      http://www.torque.tv/?player=TorqueTV_27_copy&ct=1&idexTab=54791&ids=238921

      so for 30,000 dollars less you can get a super snake and beat the challenger ....

      bring it camaro ...i love the American Muscle wars being back ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The rear looks a little busy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      please tell me they'll have it on a diet, too. that car is WAY too heavy for its own good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Steve is easily one of the best, if not the best aftermarket tuner in the business. I'm also excited to see what he can do with the Challenger as well as the new Camaro which SMS will be tackling next.