Dave Pericak, chief engineer behind the Ford Mustang, recently stopped by Jay Leno's Garage to give the TV personality a personal tour of the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca. It's no secret that Leno has a soft spot for Ford products. He owns a boatload of high-performance Blue Oval machines, including a Ford GT and a wicked Shogun. So, what does he think of the new Boss? Leno seems impressed with the machine, especially when it comes to the balance of horsepower and overall performance, calling the Boss 302 Laguna Seca the most sports car of all the Mustang variants.

Leno even goes so far as to say he'd rather have this machine over the 662-horsepower Shelby GT500. Having driven both, we're inclined to agree with the comic. You can take a look at the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage below.



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      4gasem
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm just like Leno... Minus being STUPID rich. I like ALL cars. He's a CAR guy... Many people claim to be a car person, but they're really a badge person. I don't care what it is. If it's fast, cool looking, or just odd, I'm all over it.
        L14t
        • 2 Years Ago
        @4gasem
        I have to agree with you on the car/badge people. They claim to know a lot about cars ( like the new 300 mph lambo, and how late 90's/early 00's V6 mustangs are the best). Amd how they like all trucks except Chevy because they fall apart after 100,000 miles and Ford and Ram have better engines and transmission.
        miketim1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @4gasem
        amen
        fefifofum
        • 2 Years Ago
        @4gasem
        Yup.
        4gasem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @4gasem
        Oh and I find this car BAD ASS! Really a damn nice car for the money.
      johnb
      • 2 Years Ago
      This and a matching Raptor and my garage will be complete. Ford's got all the nice toys right now.
      Number23
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a comp orange 2012 Boss 302 and I'm signed up for the 11/4 SCCA PDX at Road Atlanta. Can't wait!
      Dick Long
      • 2 Years Ago
      God that sounds so much like it should be running the streets of San Francisco chasing a bad ass charger!
        Danrar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dick Long
        Except it's a Charger, so it wouldn't be much of a chase.
      Ashton Martin
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really don't think Jay changes his oil.
      roy
      • 2 Years Ago
      The BOSS Mustang ROCKS
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Ben Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      the front end on the retro Mustangs will always have that "not finished" look to me. Its getting late in production but they still havent figured out a way to fill in the grill. Putting a vertical shaped logo in a wide horizontal area looks dumb and unfinished. Its called filling the space!
        Robin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Lee
        I've seen the same thing, except that I like it. I think it's a deliberate styling choice. On the lower-end Mustangs, they put a plastic grille in there and don't have a deep front air dam, it looks pretty and fine. But on the high-performance models, there is something of a genuine racecar look to it (where they aren't trying to make it pretty, they're trying to get airflow to the engine) that I think really works. It looks like it has some gaping holes to let the big V8 breathe -- I know it's not necessarily genuine (and must be an aerodynamic nightmare), but that's the look I think they're looking for.
        Sir Duke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Lee
        Well they could always strap a carousel pony to the grid. Current Mustang is as finished a design as any mustang of any generation ever had. The car that Jay Leno just drove is the most cohesive mustang design ever. The interior is still a bit blah. However, externally that car is one of the best looking cars in the world today.
        Phillip Becker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Lee
        Fill the space.... like Maserati? Aston Martin? Audi? (other than that god awful license plate strip). yeah, all these designers must be crazy not filling all their spaces. Not like the silly cars dont need air to breath either. that would be ridiculous!
      skiaholic85
      • 2 Years Ago
      Definitely one of Leno's best episodes. He was no where near as obnoxious as he's been previously.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Time to turn my GT into a cloned BOSS lol
      Gubbins
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that is a Mustang I'd pay good $$ for..even with that godawful interior. Please Ford, for that kind of lolly couldn't you improve that cheap-looking IP?
        Chris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gubbins
        How's its interior "godawful"? With its classy look, Recaro seats, I would say it suits this car well. It combines purpose with class. I don't even consider the interior of my 2006 GT Premium that bad, and the new interior that came with the model year 2010 is quite an improvement.
          Gubbins
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Chris
          The Recaros are fine--it's the cheap IP that drags it down, in addition to the Rubbermaid door panels. The instrument cluster, in an attempt to look "retro" is nearly unreadable with tiny tach/speedo markings and tacky surrounds. A more modern gauge setup would suit the car better. Like I said (assuming you read my post) I'd still buy it--but I'd like some improvements for a car costing >$47K.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm still holding out for Ford to do a DOHC version of the 6.2L and call it whatever the hell they want. I would chose a Boss over a GT500, and a 500hp+ NA Boss sounds even better!
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