We got some awfully depressing news this week when Ford announced its acclaimed Boss 302 Mustang won't be making a comeback for 2014. Ford says they only ever planned to make the Boss 302 for two years all along, just like they did with the original in the 1960s.
Of all the variants of the Ford Mustang, the Boss 302 is probably our favorite. It's lighter, it's faster, hell, it even looks better.
Our friend Trevor Andrusko was in perfect position to see the #52 Boss Mustang of Rehagen Racing fly off a corner at Mid Ohio. This incredible video and photo from the accident shows precisely how important those long rows of spent Michelins truly are.
The Detroit Auto Show doesn't open for the press until Sunday but our own Ray Wert managed to pry himself away from his busy schedule of eating Greek salads at Leo's Coney Island to snag these first photos of the Mustang Boss 302 in its new "Gotta Have It Green" paint job. Sometimes it is easy being green.
Ford Racing released this video of the Boss 302S testing at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway. According to the video the car hit over 150 MPH while pulling over 1.5 Gs. Only 50 of the race only Mustangs will be made when the car goes into production sometime in the second half of 2011.
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.