Steve Saleen finally revealed his new creation the 302 Mustang based on the 2011 model, which is a part of Saleen’s trio including the 2010 570 Challenger and the forthcoming 620 Camaro. They are going to make two version of the 302 Mustang, one with a 440-hp normally aspirated 5.0 liter V8 and the other, with a SMS 296 Supercharger developing 53-hp.
The SMS 302 4V utilizes the all-new normally aspirated twin overhead cam 5.0L V8 engine with over 440 hp and 400 ft-lb of torque. This is accomplished with an all-new 4-valve head design, a high flow exhaust system, an optimized pulley drive system, premium fuel calibration and performance filtration.
The SMS 302SC will pump out over 535 hp and 450 ft-lb of torque, thanks to the use of the SMS patent pending 296 Supercharger System with Asymmetric Multi-Lobe Screws, SMS Six-PackTM Intercooler System and SMS patent pending Duo-Path Induction. Transmission options for both are a 6-speed Automatic or a 6-Speed TR3650 Manual.
As for the performance, the weaker SMS 302 4V does 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and runs a quarter mile in 13.5 seconds at a speed of 116 mph. The mighty SMS 302 SC accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and does the quarter mile in 12.1 seconds while doing 119 mph.
Both cars feature a wide range of upgrades in terms of interior, exterior and of course structural work. They both come standard with the new and unique SMS S4 High Performance Suspension, comprising of S4 Specific Rate Front and Rear Springs, S4 Front Struts, S4 Rear Shocks, S4 Front and Rear Sway Bars with High Durometer Pivot Bushings and the all-new SMS unique S4 Watts Link rear suspension.
Also , both models come with new 5-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels (9-inch wide at front and 10-inch wide at the back) wrapped in 275/40(30)ZR Pirelli PZero tires. Furthermore the brakes are upgraded with ABS Cross Drilled Rotors, Powder Coated Calipers and High Performance Racing pads.
Then we get to the looks, where Saleen has come up with a new body kit with revised bumpers, modified bonnet, new side skirts, rear wing and rear diffuser. It really does look good. Also for the interior they offer all-new Alcantara and leather SMS performance seats with the patented Signature Series chevron stripes, two-tone leather chevron door inserts, a leather-wrapped billet aluminum shift knob and leather wrapped steering wheel. The supercharged model also benefits from a 200 mph gauge cluster and a supercharger gauge pod with boost and charge air temperature gauges.