Ford has unveiled the 2012 Boss 302. It has 440 hp and enough suspension upgrades to boggle the mind.
Ford has officially unveiled the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 and Boss 302 Laguna Seca.
Inspired by the classic 1969 model, the cars feature a unique front fascia, a modified grille, a front splitter, and lightweight 19-inch wheels with Pirelli PZero summer tires. Inside, the cabin boasts a revised instrument cluster, an Alcantara steering wheel, dark metallic trim, a black pool-cue shifter, and optional Recaro sport seats.
Power is provided by a revised version of the Mustang GT's 5.0-liter V8 engine. It cranks out 440 hp (328 kW / 446 PS) and 380 lb-ft (515 Nm) of torque thanks to a new intake, a quad exhaust, and modified camshafts.
To ensure a sporty ride, Ford added higher-rate coil springs, stiffer suspension bushings, and a beefier rear stabilizer. While that's fairly standard stuff, the company also installed a speed-sensitive electronic steering system (with three modes: Comfort, normal and sport), defeatable traction control / electronic stability control systems, and adjustable shocks (with five manual settings) and struts.
Other performance goodies include a race-inspired clutch (with upgraded friction materials), a short-throw six-speed manual transmission, a 3.73 ratio rear axle, and a Brembo front braking system.
Check out the press release for additional information