2012 Mustang Boss 302
The 2012 Mustang Boss 302 is back and will be available for sale in the next year Spring. According to ford’s own word
“Building on the spirit of the 1969 Mustang Boss 302 – one of the most sought-after examples of American performance in the world – the groundbreaking GT has been distilled to its purest form.”
A History of Boss 302
The Boss 302 was a variant of the Ford’s famous Mustang line known for its power and performance. The Mustang Boss was produces in the years 1969 and 1970. The production was since then stopped. In 1970 a little over 7,000 Boss 302 were produced. Forty two years later, Ford is reintroducing the Boss 302 willing to recapitalize its lost glory.
The 1970 Boss 302 could pick up from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.
The Historical Competition
The Mustang line forced stiff competition from the Chevy Camaro and even though Ford outpaced Chevy in terms of the sales figure, the Mustang never came up to performance that Camaro enjoyed. In order to gain its reputation, in 1968 Ford introduced the 8 Cylinder V8 engine based Boss 302 to take on Camaro and imprint its name as a more powerful engine.
The 2012 Boss 302 performance
2012 Mustang Boss 302 engine is expected to deliver 440 horsepower and 380 ft.-lbs. of torque. The engine and the design required tweaking to take care of the extra heat that is generated when it runs at full throttle. It means that the engineers at the Mustang team had to tweak its aerodynamics and the coolant system to allow the engine to stay cool enough in the most stressing conditions. The 5.0 Liter DOHC engine is expected to revive Ford’s glory.
According to Ford
“The team of Ford engineers, designers and stylists – all Mustang enthusiasts to the core – that created the groundbreaking 2011 Mustang GT has distilled a new model to its purest form, strengthening, lightening and refining each system to create a race car with a license plate. Its name: the 2012 Mustang Boss 302”.
Pen down your expectation, euphoria and concerns about the 302 Boss. Does it makes economic sense to Ford ? Or is it just a attention grab tactics. Time will tell.