Apparently since no good Camaro should go un-tuned, here's the SMS 620, the latest from some guy named Steve Saleen. It's packing a built 6.2-liter V8 wearing an SMS292 supercharger and good for 575 hp and 600 ft-lb of torque.
Steve Saleen presents first images of 2010 SMS 620 CAMARO
Corona, CA/Detroit, MI – (January 11, 2010) At the 2010 North American International Auto
Show in Detroit, Steve Saleen is launching the first official images of the 2010 SMS 620
Camaro, the third and latest of the ultra-high performance automobiles produced by Steve
Saleen's company, SMS Supercars of Corona, CA.
Steve Saleen, President and CEO of SMS Supercars, explains "The SMS 620 Camaro will
be the only Camaro authorized to benefit from my heritage and to incorporate innovations
derived from my thirty plus years of racing and manufacturing experience. We are excited to
add the SMS 620 Camaro to our line of SMS Signature Series cars, which includes the
SMS 570 Challenger and SMS 460 Mustang."
The SMS 620 Camaro has a striking design that makes it stand out in the market. Chief
Creative Officer of SMS, Phil Frank notes, "We have incorporated our well-known functional
SMS Red Butterfly™ Dual Side Induction Hood as well as our race-proven aerodynamics
in this third vehicle in our SMS Signature Series. The SMS 620 Camaro is a dramatic and
iconic visual statement that very clearly bears the SMS design DNA."
The bespoke interior includes high performance gauges and all-new Alcantara and leather
SMS performance seats that feature the patented Signature Series chevron stripes. SMS
offers its Tailor Made™ options for the exterior, interior and engine compartment;
highlighted by a dozen show car quality custom SMS exterior colors. This newest creation
by Steve Saleen's company is scheduled for a market launch in the second quarter of 2010.
These vehicles' power, performance and engineering befit their design. The SMS 620 Camaro will utilize a
6.2 liter V8 engine featuring 575 hp and 600 ft-lb of torque, while the even more powerful 6.2 liter V8 of the
SMS 620X Camaro, with all new internals and CNC headwork, delivers a stunning 715 hp and 700
ft-lb. Both use the (patent pending) SMS 296™ Supercharger for their incredible horsepower and torque
gains. Transmission options include a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual on both models.
The SMS 620 Camaro accelerates from 0 to 60 in under 4.3 seconds, while the SMS 620X
Camaro manages the same in closer to 4.0. In addition to engine output, handling, road
holding and braking improvements, the 620X will feature options such as Magneto-
Rheological Semi-Active Dampers and Torvec Isotorque Differential and 21" rear wheels.
Both will offer new SMS 16" 8-piston front and 14" 6-piston rear brakes deliver impressive
stopping power to match rail like cornering and jaw-dropping acceleration.
SMS Supercars will be exhibiting its current model line of SMS 570 and 570X Challengers at
the Detroit Auto Show. Steve Saleen will be present on both press days to answer questions
and conduct interviews, please contact Axel Catton for appointments.
The official SMS Supercars Reception will be on Monday, January 11 between the
hours of 4pm and 5pm at the SMS Supercars booth in the Main Hall.