This is Ford's TracKey, a special key available to buyers of the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 that, when used, switches the dual-path powertrain control module (PCM) from streetable pony car to 444 HP track-ready stallion. Yes, the future is now.
Ford's not yet released official production numbers for the new Mustang Boss 302. However, Borders, the bookstore chain, has posted a listing of a new book which might have accidentally slipped the size of Ford's new Boss-man.
In an era when automaker-released teaser videos are overproduced and full of voice-overs from execs we don't care about blended with ethereal trance music it's nice to see some unfiltered B-roll. Presenting the Mustang Boss 302, unplugged.
Ford's unveiled a fully-upgraded 2012 Mustang Boss 302 with a revised-intake 5.0-liter V8 delivering 440 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, upgraded clutch, brakes, adjustable suspension, bitchin' side pipes and race-inspired interior. Very boss, indeed.