Ford announces 2012 Boss 302!

With the 2011 Ford Mustang GT being powered by a 5.0-liter V8 (302 cubic inches), the rumormill has been speculating that Ford would release a “Boss 302” Mustang, and for once they were right!  Today, Ford announced two Boss 302’s; a “base” Boss 302, and a track-ready version called the Boss 302 Laguna Seca.  Click past the jump for more details, a video and a smorgasbord of high-resolution photos!

According to Ford, there isn’t a single unchanged system on the car.  From the exterior to the interior, engine to suspension, it’s all been tweaked in the name of speed.  Their goal: beat the BMW M3’s best lap time at Laguna Seca raceway, in California.  The engineers believe they’ve succeeded.  The Laguna Seca version then takes things up another notch, with yet a stiffer suspension and more aerodynamic bodywork, straight from the Ford Racing Boss 302R.

The Boss 302’s new engine specifications: 440 horsepower and 380 foot-pounds of torque.  This is due to new camshafts and a redesigned air intake, among other bits.  The unique new exhaust actually exits in two places: the rear of the car, as in a normal Mustang GT, and ahead of the rear wheel wells (pictured below).

Video of the Boss 302:

Check out the gallery below for more pictures of both Boss 302 editions.

by John Suit

Source: Ford


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