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1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang - Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford Racing is continuing to launch its assault on all forms of motorsport with the upcoming launch of the 2010 Boss 302R Mustang to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Boss 302's 1970 Trans-Am championship. No photos of the car have been released quite yet, but we do have plenty of information thanks to a leaked letter to Ford dealers. Like the FR500S, FR500C, FR500CJ and other Mustangs available from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog, the Boss 302R is for off-road use only and will be built in very limited quantities. Just 50 are planned for production at a starting cost of $79,000.

Two versions of the 302R will be available, with the base package designed to compete in various SCCA and NASA classes and the upgraded version built to Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series specifications. The base Boss 302R includes a 5.0-liter four-valve V8 pushing out an estimated 400 horsepower as well as a six-speed transmission, race-spec suspension, brakes and tires, and safety equipment including a roll cage and race seats with safety harnesses. The Grand-Am spec version also gets a sealed high-output race engine, seam-welded body, racing fuel cell, a data acquisition system and more for a cost of $129,000.

Ford Racing is currently taking orders, and judging by sales of their other competition Mustangs you will need to order immediately if you want to get your hands on one. Follow the jump for more information and detailed specifications of the 2010 Ford Racing Boss 302R.



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[Source: MustangHeaven.com]

PRESS RELEASE

Ford Racing Announces Limited Edition (50 units) 2010 Boss 302R Mustang

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mustang Boss 302's iconic 1970 Trans-Am championship, and to build on the success of the Mustang FR500C (winner of 2005/2008/2009 Grand-Am Championships), Ford Racing is proud to announce the development of a new race-prepared road racing Mustang – the 2010 Ford Racing Boss 302R. Details of this exciting program have already begun to surface, and we want to ensure our dealers hear about it from us first.

The Ford Racing Mustang Boss 302R will be a factory-built race car, ready for track days and road racing in a number of SCCA and NASA classes. An optional Grand-Am Homologation Package will be available for the Grand-Am KONI Challenge series. While details are intentionally limited at this time, the following should help you assess the product and its appeal.

Program Intent
  • Continue the winning tradition of Mustang racing
  • Build limited to 50 units
  • Off-road only (VIN replaced by serial number)
  • Estimated pricing, $75,000 WD, $79,000 MSRP
  • Build/delivery in 3rd -4th Qtr 2010
  • Ford Racing Part #: M-FR500-BOSSR
Vehicle Content:
  • 400 hp (est.) 5.0L 4V engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Roll cage
  • Race dampers/springs, brakes, tire
  • Race seats, safety harness
Optional - Grand-Am Homologation Package2010 Grand-Am spec/approved package (Part Number: M-FR500-BOSSR1) for KONI Challenge includes:
  • Sealed high output race engine with upgraded cooling system
  • Close ratio 6-speed transmission with integral shifter
  • Seam-welded body
  • Race suspension/KONI dampers and ABS brake tuning
  • Race wheels/tires
  • Race performance exhaust
  • High speed balance 1-piece driveshaft
  • Racing fuel cell
  • Race data acquisition
  • Grand-Am spec vehicle is estimated to be $129,000 MSRP ($124,000 WD)
Orders / Feedback
  • Vehicle orders should be placed with the Ford Racing warehouse, 800-367-3786.
  • Priority delivery will be given to multiple vehicle orders.
  • An "off-road only" competition release will be required prior to delivery of the race car to the dealer.
  • Production of only 50 units is under consideration for 2010, so dealers are encouraged to submit their orders before December 31, 2009.
  • Questions about ordering should be directed to Wayne Geoffrey (wgeoffre@ford.com).


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It would make sense that this release was only done to pre-empt any leaks that are getting out (as stated). I am sure they intended to announce these vehicles along with their street brethern in December.

      The pricing for these seems to be in line with the pricing of the current FR500S and FR500C, seems that the mods to each car are similar as well. This could mean that the street car is going to get near 400HP as well since the FR500S has the same power as the 2010 street cars and the 2010 base Boss is getting 400 HP.

      For everyone arguing the differences between the street cars and the Grand Am Koni Challenge cars on the post about Mustang taking SWC and Koni Challenge titles, please note the mods done to each car so the arguments can stop. There are few deviations from the street car to the Koni car beyond the engine/cooling, trans, safety gear, brakes, tires, and seam welding the unibody panels where they were simply epoxied together for the street cars. The 2011 Mustang should be formidable on the street and the track.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've seen a few of these for sale on http://www.mustangtraderonline.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      $129,000??? That is quite a pretty penny for a race Mustang, hopefully the numbers and new engine will make up for that little amount. :P
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL I remember this car from your starting car in Grid.

      Very nice game and car.