If you are ready to get into racing and the Cobra Jet is too expensive, prepare to meet your new best friend - the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S.

If you're ready to get into racing and the $91,900 Cobra Jet is too expensive, prepare to meet your new best friend - the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S.

Based on the street-legal Boss 302, the S is distinguished by a ventilated fiberglass hood, an adjustable front splitter, and a carbon fiber rear wing. Inside, the race-spec cabin features a six-point roll cage, a Pro-Racer seat, a quick release steering wheel, a Recaro HANS system, and an AiM data acquisition system with GPS technology.

Motivation is provided by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that produces 440 hp (328 kW / 446 PS) and 380 lb-ft (515 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which sends power to the rear wheels through a T2 Torsen differential.

To ensure it handles like a proper track car, the 302S is equipped with an adjustable coil-over suspension and Ford Racing anti-roll bars (front and rear).

According to Mark Wilson, Engineering Manager of Ford Racing, "The enthusiasts who purchase the Boss 302S will be competitive in both the World Challenge GTS and the NASA American Iron Series. We look forward to adding their names to the Boss 302's racing history."

Production will be limited to an undisclosed amount and pricing starts at $79,000.

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