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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

The Pony Car's Best Ambassador Despite extolling their many carnal virtues for years, we know that there's still a sizable group of enthusiasts who have never managed to wrap their heads around the idea of owning a pony car. We've heard all the excuses before, from complaints about refinement, Jurassic underpinnings and muscle-straining inputs to shopworn stereotypes about the people who drive them. Thing is, if we're being honest, many of these same notions have troubled us as well – even those of us who have triumphed over our prejudices and actually bought one of the things. ... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.0L V8
Power:
444 HP / 380 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$43,100 (as tested)
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