First Look: 2010 SMS 460 Mustangs, 655-hp version in the works

Steve Saleen and his new company SMS are celebrating 45 years of the Mustang with the first sketches of the new 2010 SMS 460 and SMS 460X Mustangs that are under development at the company’s Orange County, California headquarters.

Both models will receive a number of exterior and interior upgrades with a new body-kit and Alcantara and leather SMS performance seats.

Power for the SMS 460 Mustang comes from a 4.6L V8 that pumps out 470-hp and 427 lb-ft of torque. That allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in the mid-4-second range. The SMS 460X Mustang features a 5.0L V8 with a new SMS 296 Supercharger that helps it produce 655-hp and a maximum torque of 600 lb-ft. The SMS 460X goes from 0 to 60 mph in the low 4-second range.

Transmission options include a 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed SMST manual.

Both 2010 SMS 460 Mustangs also feature Steve’s signature Watt’s linage suspension and SMS performance brakes.

– By: Kap Shah