According to the singularly obsessed minds at Mustangs Daily, Ford is already hard at work updating the Boss 302 for 2013. Owners of the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302, while seemingly quite pleased with their new coupes, have apparently made a few suggestions to Ford that would make them even happier. The Blue Oval has reportedly listened to most of the suggestions and is planning a few updates for the 2013 model.

For starters, Sync is coming to the previously infotainment tech-less cabin of the Boss 302, along with a modest 4.2-inch LCD screen and the MyKey system. The exterior will get a few changes in the form of a broader color range and new forward illumination. High-intensity discharge headlamps are on the way, though it's not clear if they will be made a standard feature or an optional extra. The choice of exterior paintwork will now include Gotta-Have-It Green, School Bus Yellow, Grabber Blue, White and Red.

If you don't need Sync, the 2013 will make your 2012 a little cheaper. If you do want Sync, then 2013 will be your year. As Michael Scott might say, this represents a win-win-win. (Ford getting the third nod.)


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      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stripe delete,better looking wheels and USA made transmission.
        Christopher Meyer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        Couldn't agree more. The stripe delete would be a nice option, personally I prefer the classy, understated look to nostalgia and heritage in this case. Ford has had problems with U.S. transmissions too, they had more or less the same set of issues with the Tremec 3650 when they replaced the T45 with it in 2001. Although I'm not a fan of Chinese made mechanical bits, especially not in a car which Ford knew needed a transmission that could take some abuse.
      Dean Hammond
      • 3 Years Ago
      wheres the Camaro Nazis touting the superiority of IRS?......amazing how dialwed in Ford has the SRA....but IRS is coming, how far will the bar be raised come 2014-2015.....
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        [blocked]
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          little difference between a 160k mid engined supercar nd a 40k muscle car P. If IRS ( today at least ) is superior in this segment of the market, how come the Mustang seems to one up the camaro every time?.....kinda ironic dont you think? IRS may have its advantages, but right now the competiotors that utilize the supposedly "superior" tech havent proved it....dont rightfully know what that reflects but I can guess you will have a take on it in some negative manner.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          resistant to change????????? better rethink that P71...thats way too easy to debunk, should i mention more modern drivetrains?....like I said, in the Mustangs case, if it aint broke why fix it...your wishes for IRS are on the way...and guess what...where is THAT going to leave the camaro in comparison, let alone the dodge....right now they have a better package, and thats with a solid rear axle...I would say the competition would be wary to say the least.
          Christopher Meyer
          • 3 Years Ago
          Actually, you're completely wrong (surprising, I know). Ford planned to put IRS in the Mustang when the S197 first came out, but didn't partially because of budget restraints, and partially because the IRS in the '99-'04 Cobras was generally not well-received by the enthusiast community. That "ox cart suspension" is working a hell of a lot better than the IRS in the Camaro, for which I don't exactly see a lot of praise for in the suspension department. Actually, if you get right down to it, the Mustang is the only one of the pony cars that's really geared totally for performance...the Challenger, and to some extent the Camaro, are just another old man's toy that's useless for anything but nostalgia. That's probably why people are comparing the new GT to the E90 M3 just as much as they are to the Dodge and Chevy. If the 2014 Mustang is also lightened up about 200 pounds and downsized a bit like everyone is saying, it may as well be in a whole other class compared to its domestic rivals.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          Chris...it was utilised...in the Cobra...and it basically sucked....it bolted on and basically acheived nothing that the SRA already acheived. Im guessing the rear underbelly of the Mustang isnt IRS friendly foer whatever reason, thus Foprd just kept developing the SRA to the level its at now...and its damn impressive for "old tech". But as you say, when a new chassis comes in 2014, I forsee a lot of Camaro and Dogge loyalists yelling "unfair"....and a 200lb diet is GRAVY!
          Christopher Meyer
          • 3 Years Ago
          Dean, the true problem with the IRS in the old Cobras wasn't the IRS itself, but the fact that it was being bolted into what was essentially still a 1979 Fairmont chassis, with really soft rubber bushings to make things even worse. The Fox 4 chassis was really, really sloppy and prone to flex without aftermarket bracing, and the addition of an IRS simply quantified that problem. The IRS itself works incredibly well once this flex is eliminated and is light years ahead of the stock SRA setup in the '04 and earlier GT/Mach 1, any Cobra owner who has done so will tell you as much. also my initial comment was aimed at True Voice/Z71 Silvy, not sure if I made that clear at all.
      kosmo69
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm, how about : 1. Fix the dam POS Chinese made tranny and dont sweep in under the rug 2. Give us better guages. The retro sytle belongs in the 70s not in a "track focused" car of today. 3. slotted brake rotors 4. a smaller thicker steering wheel 5. Wider rear wheels & tires 6. lose some additional weight
        Gator
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kosmo69
        +1 Even though I still think its an amazing car, there is still plenty of room for improvement. Personally, my pet peeve is #2. The gauges suck in the mustang. You can't tell if your doing 60 or 65 because the needle is so damn fat. Also, they do need to fix the tranny problem and get rid of the solid rear axle.
      rogerseerogerdo
      • 3 Years Ago
      "302, 303, whatever it takes."
      ApplePie
      • 3 Years Ago
      camaro>mustang>challenger all da way baybay
        Jon Bowen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ApplePie
        right. in what aspect? name one way the camaro is better than the stang, especially the boss.
        SheldonRoss
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ApplePie
        Well car and driver, motor trend, inside line, et al would disagree, but what do they know? right?
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jon Bowen
        • 3 Years Ago
        seriously? the track key a gimmick? thats the best thing thats happened to muscle cars in like, 40 years. it advances the timing, it changes the powerband, it gives you more throttle response. its all around better for racing. boss havent had any mt82 issues. interior is prasied by everyone for how awesome it is. what do you like? bimmers? come back when you have a clue what you are talking about.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jon Bowen
          @ me, theres a reason for a seperate key, want anyone that jumps in your car ( valets for instance ) to have acess to mayhem squared?.....
          me
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jon Bowen
          Oh and the key is a gimmick. Another set of ECU parameters is nice but how about you make it a button that works when at a complete stop and restarts the engine.
          me
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jon Bowen
          The interior is certainly not awesome. It merely sucks less than the Camaro and Corvette interiors.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jon Bowen
          [blocked]
          Ryan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jon Bowen
          Sorry Jon, this was meant for "True Voice"......or silvyz71 or the Realist.
        Ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yet, if the Camaro had the exact same transmission, same track key option, same interior, etc. You'd be praising it. Just because this car is more of a performer than any Camaro or Challenger doesn't mean you need to continually waste your and all the other readers time with your whiny bullshit.
      D Mac
      • 3 Years Ago
      Remove all the boy racer stripes and accents and I'll buy one. It's a shame that I prefer the looks of the standard GT to the Boss.
        SheldonRoss
        • 3 Years Ago
        @D Mac
        Good thing they didn't rely on your tastes to sell them. The 2012's are pretty much sold out. And the ones that haven't are marked up to 60k from what I've seen.
      kingrat001
      • 3 Years Ago
      While I'm not a Mustang lover, if they would change the wheels to something better (almost anything with 5 spokes would be a huge improvement), and change the front end, and the tail lights back to the last type, I would be tempted. It's still a solid second place in looks behind the Challenger, and light years ahead of the Camaro, which I would be embarrassed to own/drive/be seen in. As a former 2 time owner, it makes me sad every time I see one.
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cars like this shouldn't have options. They should be all or nothing package deals. If your excuse for not buying one was "I would buy it if I could get one without Sync", you were never going to buy it anyway.
        LazyLemming
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Making11s
        Why? I hate that to buy the V8 that costs 3 grand more, I have to include Navigation, leather heated 14 direction seats, fancy paint stripes, blue-tooth sync, fancy track key bullshit, and upteen other non performance related items at an addition 5k. Dear Manufacturers of sporty cars. Please give us the option to take the base model with the bigger engine and the minimum other necessary modifications to make it work.
      ALafya
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ford needs to work harder on Fusion and Escape replacements first.
      X
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really come to love the mustang again. When the Camaro came out it over shadowed the Stang. Now the grounds are evening out. Have to say thought that the Camaro really has the looks,but the Camaro biggest weapon over the Mustang is the Marketing Team, Chevy has spend tons of Money advertising and promotions on Camaro from Movie's to music videos.
      paulinator66
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, Autoblog hasn't posted anything about the Mustang in a long time. Being an owner of a 2008 Vapor GT Convertible that is interested in possibly upgrading to a Boss next time, I was hoping something was in the works. I guess not much though.
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