Ford has released new information about the 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca. Full coverage inside.
Ford has unveiled the 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca.
Based on the Boss 302, the Laguna Seca was designed "to provide weekend racers with a factory track car that could be driven to the course, take the win, then driven back home again."
On the styling front, the car features Black or Ingot Silver paint, red accents, an aggressive front splitter (from the Boss 302R), a larger rear spoiler, and 19-inch wheels with R-compound ultra-high-performance tires.
The interior boasts Recaro sport seats, a revised instrument cluster, an Alcantara steering wheel, dark metallic trim, and a black pool-cue shifter. To reduce weight, the rear seat was removed and replaced with an X-brace that increases chassis stiffness by 10 percent.
Speaking of the chassis, the setup is similar to the standard Boss 302 but there are higher-rate springs and a larger rear stabilizer bar. For fine tuning, owners can adjustable the dampers independently.
Motivation is provided by a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 440 hp (328 kW / 446 PS) and 380 lb-ft (515 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed close-ratio manual gearbox, which sends power to the rear wheels through a Torsen limited-slip differential.
Thanks to these improvements, the Laguna Seca has "more than 1.03 g of lateral acceleration, stopping distances shortened by three feet from 60 mph over Boss, 0-60 acceleration improvements of one tenth of a second, and an overall expected lap time improvement of one to two seconds over the standard Boss on a typical road course."
Check out the press release for additional information