DEARBORN, Mich., - December 9, 2010 -- It has been 'The Year of the Boss.' This past year has seen the return of the Mustang BOSS 302R to track at Daytona and the unveiling of the 2012 BOSS 302 production Mustang, and now Ford Racing announces the latest addition to its line of turn-key ready to race Mustangs -- the BOSS 302S.
Building on the successful race history of the BOSS302, Ford Racing is providing Mustang enthusiasts an affordable way to road race with the introduction of the Mustang BOSS 302S. The limited production BOSS 302S will be the third competition car in Ford Motor Company's history to be built at a Ford production facility and made available for racers to purchase through authorized Ford Racing dealers. The Mustang FR500S was the first race car built on a modern Ford production line followed by the NHRA legal FR500CJ, a.k.a. 'Cobra Jet.'
"Ford Racing is excited to add an additional turn-key ready to race car to our stable, which includes the highly successful FR500C, FR500S, BOSS 302R and Cobra Jet," said Mark Wilson, Engineering Manager 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."
The 440-hp Ford Mustang BOSS 302S was developed by Ford Racing engineers, and will be built at Auto Alliance International (AAI) assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, the home of the Mustang. It is based on the street legal 2012 Mustang BOSS 302. The Mustang BOSS 302S is powered by a Boss 5.0-liter 4-valve Ti-VCT V-8 engine and includes a 6-speed transmission sourced directly from the BOSS 302 parts bin. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a T2 Torsen differential and 3.73 gears. The BOSS 302S suspension features two-way adjustable coil-over dampers and Ford Racing anti-roll bars in both the front and rear.
The BOSS 302S uni-body starts as a Mustang body-in-white, to reduce weight, the factory seam sealer, sound deadener and interior panels are deleted prior to body build. In addition to body reinforcement, a 6 point FIA legal roll cage is installed for driver safety and chassis rigidity. The interior features a RECARO HANS Pro-Racer lightweight race seat, 6-point safety belt, quick release steering wheel and AIM data acquisition system with GPS.
2012 Mustang Boss 302 in Action
After 40 years of living the life of a legend, the Mustang Boss® 302 returns lean and mean.
The 2012 Mustang Boss® 302 returns, and it's lean and mean, delivering more tail-kicking power than ever before. The 440 hp beast under the hood is all business. And when you get behind the wheel, you instantly feel the interaction between power, handling, braking and suspension. Its racing pedigree can be found everywhere and registers high on the list of every automotive adrenaline junkie's must-have machines.
Step-by-Step Cobra Jet Build
Ford RacingTV takes a step-by-step look at what it takes to build the 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang. Fifty turn-key NHRA legal racecars were assembled at Auto Alliance International in Flat Rock, Michigan.
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2011 MRT Predator Mustang
2011 MRT Predator Mustang
At this years SEMA show Mustang Racing Technology (MRT) will debut the Predator Mustang based off a 2011 Mustang GT. The MRT Predator's look is highly unique utilizing Sherwin Williams paint with a custom MRT black cherry ghost application and a 3D Carbon body kit. Under the hood is where the Mustang really comes alive with a Sean Hyland twin-screw Supercharger mated to the 5.0-liter V-8. No horsepower numbers have been mentioned yet but expect them to be well above the 500 mark. Keeping this Mustang firmly planted will be no small challenge so MRT went with a set of 20-inch Forgestar F14 wheels with Pirelli rubber.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca! - Head 2 Head Episode 3
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Chevrolet's new 2012 Camaro ZL1 faces off against the reigning champion of the pony cars, Ford's 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition Mustang. Pro race driver Randy Pobst hot laps both cars around Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox, AZ to find out which modern muscle car reigns supreme.
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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Package
As a race car should, Ford Mustang Boss 302 models with the Laguna Seca package look like nothing else on the road. A bright red C-stripe offsets either Black or Ingot Silver paint, and is complemented by a red roof panel. Red also sets off the front grille, mirror caps and rear pedestal spoiler, while Laguna Seca rear badging and unique two-tone red and silver wheels complete the transformation.
Adding both to appearance and aerodynamics, an aggressive front splitter for track use adds downforce at the front of the car, while helping channel air under and around the car. At the same time, air impacting the front end is funneled into the radiator and brake ducts, supporting cooling even under grueling race conditions.
"The Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca front splitter is really a Ford Racing piece we've lightly adapted for our purposes," explains Pericak. "It's been tested and refined for the last six months on the Boss 302R to perform exactly as required on the track; we just made a few changes so it could be adapted to the production Boss - though owners will still want to avoid speed bumps and parking blocks."
At the back, a large rear spoiler is sized to exactly complement the effect provided by the front splitter and underbody aero treatments, with the combination adding as much as 90 pounds of downforce at 140 mph.
"Balance is the key on Boss, and even more so on Laguna Seca," said Pericak. "A winning race car has to do everything well, and we've had the ability to test all the engineering that went into Boss Laguna Seca on the Ford Racing 302R. It's not for everyone: It's stiffer, there's no back seat, and the aero package is designed for downforce, not speed bumps in the mall parking lot. But for hard-core Mustang racers who want something they can occasionally drive on the street, to shows or whatever, Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca is the car they've been waiting for, and they're not going to be disappointed."
Type: 90º V8
Overall displacement: 4,951 cc
Maximum power: 440 HP
Maximum torque: 380 ft lbs.
Dimensions and weight
Length: 188.1 in.
Width: 73.9 in.
Height: 55.1 in.
Weight: 3,580 lbs.
Maximum speed (governed): 146 mph
0-62 mph: est. 4.6 secs
0-1/4 mile: est. 13.2 secs.
Boss 302S Wind Tunnel Testing
One of the more noteable features on the 2012 Mustang Boss 302S is the adjustable front splitter and rear wing. To prove-out their design, the Ford Racing engineers spent time in the Allen Park, Michigan wind tunnel and thermal lab measuring airflow around the car and to the cooling systems. The thermal Dyno cell subjected the vehicle to temperatures up to 100F. Ford Racing assembled a short YouTube video showing some of the areas tested on the car.
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and 1970 ford Mustang boss 302
Check out the boss 302 ford Mustang at the 2011 san diego international auto show.The Boss 302 Mustang was a Ford Mustang high performance variant produced in 1969 and 1970. It was produced for the Trans Am racing series, while the Mustang Boss 429 which was produced the same years was built around a larger engine. Ford has recently revived the Boss 302 for the 2012 model year.
Check out the parnelli jones signed boss 302. which one would you rather have the 1970 or the 2012 ford Mustang boss 302.
Ford revived the Boss 302 nameplate for 2012. The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 takes a standard 2011 Ford Mustang GT's 5.0-liter V8 and adds an upgraded intake system and revised engine producing 444 horsepower -- a 32 horsepower jump over the standard GT's 412 hp via a forged rotating assembly, CNC ported heads, revised camshafts and a high flow "runners in the box" intake taken from the 302R racecar. The engine generates 380 lb-ft. of torque and comes with an upgraded six-speed MT-82 manual transmission. A 3.73 rear axle uses carbon fiber plates in its limited slip differential or an optional Torsen differential. The intake system has also been reengineered to provide a growl under hard acceleration, while the quad Exhaust system made up of two standard Mustang GT outlets and two side pipes that exit on either side of the rear crossover. The side pipes send the Exhaust through a set of metal discs to create an extra growling Exhaust sound. The disc is removable and includes a spacer plate sized to match aftermarket Exhaust dump valves.
The Boss 302 takes the Mustang GT's suspension and adds higher-rate coil springs, stiffer bushings, and a larger diameter rear stabilizer bar. The body is lowered 11 mm up front and just 1 mm in the rear to give it a more raked stance designed to recall the original. The shocks are adjustable at the shock tower by using a flat head screwdriver. The standard Mustang traction and stability control programs have been altered with a new intermediate sport mode designed to allow for more flexibility on the track.
The aero package is almost entirely copied from the Boss 302R race car. The 19-inch black-alloy racing wheels are 9-inches wide up front and 9.5-inches out back and come within Pirelli P-Zero tires.
A total of 7,013 were produced of the better-known 1970 model which was offered for $3,720. It is recognized by the side "hockey" stripes which started along the top of the hood, along with the 1970 grille which replaced the 4 headlights with two vents in the outside position, retaining two headlights within the grille opening. The dual Exhaust system was redesigned, along with the competition suspension and a standard Hurst shifter. The intake valves were smaller, and aluminum valve covers replaced the chrome.
Standard were disc brakes on the front, larger sway bars, heavier duty spindles, reinforced shock towers, a four speed manual transmission, and the solid-lifter Boss 302 V8 engine with its free-breathing Cleveland style heads, which had valves larger than most motors over a third larger in displacement. This "G Code" engine was rated at 290 hp (216 kW).
The 1970 car could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.9 seconds. The quarter mile (~400 m) took 14.6 seconds at 98 mph (158 km