• Nov 19, 2010
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Ford has yet to officially release pricing for the 2012 Mustang Boss 302, but a forum member over at TheMustangSource.com with some inside information has revealed that the special edition pony car will retail for $40,995 including destination and delivery. This places the Boss 302 almost squarely in the middle between the Mustang GT and the Shelby GT500.

While certain things like a navigation system won't be available, Boss 302 customers will have a few options to choose from. Recaro seats and a Torsen differential adds $1,995, an Accessory Package with floor mats and car cover go for an extra $475, and Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat paint is an additional $495. The track-oriented Laguna Seca Package comes in at a grand total of $47,990.

At first we weren't sure about the complete accuracy of the information, but a representative at Ford has confirmed these numbers and options. So is the 2012 Boss 302 a steal at $40,995 or is that crazy money for a hopped up pony car with a live rear axle? Let us know in the comments below.

[Source: TheMustangSource.com]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I spoke to the chief engineer of Mustang at the LA Auto Show and yes the pricing is exactly what was communicated to me as well.

      After having a great discussion with him, I can honestly say he and his team are hardcore mustang guys.

      Long live the Boss!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Based on performance expectations and the Boss-302's ability to beat the BMW M3 at the track, these should be good value prices... but dealer added markup will add "thousands" because of the very limited number of production... scarcity and collectors will drive prices up!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is it that every single article about the Mustang that comes out, we have to listen to the commentors complaining about the live axle?? That, and the guys asking "Gee, a Mustang still comes with a live axle?"

      Its common knowledge, everyone knows they have live axles. The guys who love BMWs will never appreciate the Mustang, those guys dont get it. I love the M3, and I love the Mustang. I am impressed that the Mustang can keep up with (or beat depending on who you ask!) an M3 on the track. Most of all, I am happy that I can afford a Mustang, which in my opinion makes it a better option for me. I cant really afford an M3. That doesnt make it a bad car, the M3 is great. Just a lot more expensive.

      Cant we all just get along??? LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's an American car with a V8 that revs to 7500. That must be a first.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like one in white.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a very fair price for a car that will surely punch far above its weight and hang with some real track stars. I'd love to own one, but I know for a fact that every dealer that gets one is going to ask thousands over sticker. It's a shame, because the majority of these cars will mostly become garage queens. It'd be nice if a few of these cars actually made it to a track where the general public could see in person what these cars are capable of.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $40,995 sounds about right, seeing as it'll be a limited edition and limited to one or two model years. What I'd really like to see, though, is one of the major car magazines (Car & Driver, Road & track, etc.) take the Boss (both versions) across the pond to the Nurburgring.
      • 4 Years Ago

      You must really don't know the difference between IRS and LRA.

      Just because it has trailing arms does not qualify it as an IRS, those are just locating links. Live axles can be affixed 2 ways, if it is a leaf spring rear suspension the axle has U shackles to attach it to the springs the leafs act as trailing arms in way. If the live axle uses coil springs then you need trailing arms to attach the axle to the car. FWD cars that have a beam axle that has trailing arms and this is not even close to an IRS. As long as the connection between the two wheels can not be articulated it is not IRS no matter how many links and panhard rods connected to it.

      • 4 Years Ago
      how does this compare to the cost of a 1970 boss 302? is this the equivalent in 2010 dollars or is this considerably more?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dealer markups will doom this car to be purchased by
      Barret Jackson-esque speculators.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mustang Boss- $41k
      Camaro Z28- $42k (expected)
      Challenger SRT8- $44k

      So yeah, the price seems fitting for the king of pony cars.
      ps: the M3 can be yours for a mere $60k.

      • 3 Years Ago
      i bought a 5.0 in july put it on the road for less than 30k.with a good sct tune and 410 gears there aint much on the street that will touch it. you cant go wrong with the mustang no matter what way you choose to go.
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