How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

Today I toured Ford's Flat Rock Mustang assembly plant to check out the special assembly line set up for the BOSS 302S Mustang, the new man-of-the-track version of the Boss 302, a car we called "the best Mustang ever." God, do we love manufacturing porn.

My tour guide for the day was none other than Larry Ferrin, a man who's been with Ford Racing for a couple decades now. Unfortunately, I took absolutely no advantage of his many years of experience, and instead ended up randomly wandering off into the assembly line every time I noticed some cool little thing I needed to photograph. Like the carbon fiber deflector on the front fender brake air intakes. Or a box of ducts that attached to that deflector. Or the carbon fiber matching air shield sitting as-flush-as-can-be to the brake disc.

Frankly, it was like letting a kid loose in a toy store. Except the toys were half-finished BOSS 302S Mustangs. And I wasn't gonna spend my time listening to Mom.

Still, I managed to glean some interesting info from Ferrin. For example, because it's a track car, the BOSS 302S doesn't have a VIN. Instead, it's got the unit number (like #001, #002, etc) appended to "BOSS302S". Talk about the best VIN ever.

And that was about all I was able to hear. There were just too many shiny toys to look at. Check them out yourself above. Mustang Evolution has more details on the car here. Also, I hear Car and Driver might have more details later on about what was said because former-Jalop Mike Austin was there taking notes. I was too busy looking at the toys.

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever

How Ford builds the greatest track day Mustang ever