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Today at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando, FL, Ford Racing took the wraps off its latest Mustang race car, the Boss 302S. Serving as a replacement for the now defunct FR500S race car that was used for the Mustang Challenge race series, the Boss 302S is intended for the serious track day enthusiast as well as racing series like the SCCA's World Challenge and NASA's American Iron.

Fitting in between the Boss 302 Laguna Seca and the Boss 302R race car that competes in Grand-Am, the Boss 302S will feature the stock transmission, clutch and flywheel mated to the Boss 302 5.0-liter engine putting out 440 horsepower. Race-spec items like a six-point roll cage and Recaro HANS Pro Racer seat will be standard, as well as a fully adjustable suspension system, Brembo race brake system, massive front splitter and an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. Pricing is set at $79,000, identical to the FR500S, and just 50 will be available from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog. Hit the jump for a full list of Mustang Boss 302S features and specs.



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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.

BOSS 302S aerodynamic updates include a unique fiberglass heat extracting hood, adjustable front splitter and adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. A "retro" styled BOSS 302 graphics package is included with each car and mimics the graphics from the original 1969 BOSS 302 program.

Production is scheduled the second quarter of 2011 and orders are now being taken at Ford dealers that participate in the Ford Racing Performance Parts program by ordering part number FR500-B302S (performance white paint) or M-FR500-B302SO (orange paint). MSRP for the BOSS 302S is $79,000.00.

For more information on Ford Racing Performance Parts, please visit: www.fordracingparts.com

Engine
5.0L BossR engine
Engine oil cooler
FR serialized intake badge
Boss 302 fuel system
Upgraded cooling system

Driveline
5L Boss 6 speed transmission with stock Boss 302 clutch/flywheel
Torsen Diff
3.73 gears
FR1 Muffler

Chassis
Front: coil over struts
Front lower control arms with extended ball joint and delrin bushing kit
FR adjustable front swaybar
Caster/Camber plates
Rear: coil over shocksTubular lower control arms with spherical bearings
FR Swaybar
EPAS with unique Ford Racing calibration
FIA Spec 6 point roll cage

Electrical
Lightened FR wiring harness
AMB Transponder
Switch plate – Start/ignition, aux switches

Interior
AIM data aquisition system with GPS
Recaro HANS Pro Racer seat
Fire system with 2 nozzles
Quick release racing steering wheel
Window net
Safety system triangle nets
6 point racing harness
Master cut off switch

Exterior
FR front splitter
Rear adjustable CF wing
Unique fiberglass hood with air extractors
Hood pins
18X9.5″ wheels
Boss 302S graphics package
F/R tow hooks

Brakes
Brembo race 4 piston front brake system
2 piece 14″ front rotors
2 piece 12″ rear rotors
PFC racing pads
Brake duct kit
Stainless steel brake lines
FR brake booster assembly
Unique FR ABS calibration


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      • 4 Years Ago
      HOT DAMN!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice job Ford.
      • 4 Years Ago
      More Mustang Crack...just setting everyone up for the $100k 'Stang.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Keep on rolling Blue Oval!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please will the powers to be send one of these SMOKIN machines my way. I think I'm in love again.

      The original Boss Mustang has surely proven itself in the year past. Based on the specs and present day engineering, coupled with the knowledge applied by the engineers at Ford, this 2012 Boss 302S, is sure to become a legend in it's own right. It's great to see Ford continually advancing the Mustang product line, as well as offering the general public such exciting variants of an American Icon - the much loved and greatly coveted Ford Mustang.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want this paint scheme on my LS on order. Really aprehensive about red wheels, roof, spoiler etc. I like the matt black. Like the hood too, maybe will be available through FR.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn!
      • 4 Years Ago
      can my ford come with a tow hitch on the front too?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just what the world needs, yet another Mustang version.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just what the world needs, another moron to complain about Ford coming out with another version of the Mustang.

        You do realize that this is only the 6th version of the '11, right? You're acting like they made 15 versions of it.

        This is also replacing the FR500GT, which was the '05-'09 body style that raced all through the release of the '10.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And the Love just keeps coming from Ford. Another reason the camaro will NEVER be what the Mustang is, I'm not just talkin about being original either. I WANT IT!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        For a time I thought they needed some competition to keep the progress going, but honestly there's so little coming out of the GM camp like this that I can't help but want one of these variants on the Mustang.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ford has been putting out body-in-white race-cars since the first 2005 Mustang. It was seeing these cars dominate in the GrandAm Cup (despite everyone criticizing the live-axel suspension) that made me fall deeper in love with the Mustang, later convincing me to buy my own. This new Boss racer looks amazing, and I can't wait to see it in action. GM could learn from this. I know they do a great job with Corvette racing, but why not promote the Camaros a little more?
        • 4 Years Ago
        chevy? Ya'll hearing all this Love bein thrown at Ford?! Better man up or camaro WILL go the way of the ssr.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just for info re: the wing, a significant amount of design and wind tunnel testing was conducted. This cf wing is very efficient and can provide tremendous downforce at high speed. Some may not like the look, but the truth is that the wing is all business. Same goes for the front splitter.This entire car was really designed around the idea of Ford dominating GTS class in WC and being able to have a platform to also move into WC GT class. Remember, unlike the 302R, the 302S engine is not sealed....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Id like mine with the rear wing 10 foot tall.....

      and maybe with a basketball hoop on it !

      Ridiculous !
        • 4 Years Ago
        Pilot or no, you have no idea what works on a RACE car do you? The most effective rear spoilers are those that are above the roof of the car (in clean air), necessitating the need for tall struts.

        So in your opinion, you'd only want to fly a plane who's wings were situated behind the fuselage right? I mean those really big wings hanging off the side of those planes are really overdone and ruin the look.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Then you must be a bloody stupid pilot, innit?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sure that wing is functional.

        The problem nowadays is these wings have become a parody of themselves due to their overuse on 100hp Civic's and Sentra's.........
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lets see?
        Since Im a pilot I guess you could say I know what a wing does....
        Do you know what happens when you ASS UME?
        • 4 Years Ago
        You can pretty much gather that if someone looking at this car didn't understand why there is a wing on it (let alone read the article, knowing its not for street use); They probably wouldn't know what a wing did in the first place.

        Do people just hate on stuff for the sake of it these days?
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