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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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    2012 Mustang Boss 302 to come with special key for race calibration, free track day
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    As if the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 wasn't tempting enough with 440 horsepower and killer good looks, Ford is throwing in a few extra goodies to make it that much more desirable. First off, the Blue Oval announced today that owners of the new Boss 302 will receive a dual set of keys, one of which, 'TracKey,' activates a secondary PCM race tune that alters ...

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    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 dealer allocation will be limited, determined by sales and lottery
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    Ford has yet to announce production numbers for the 2012 Mustang Boss 302, but you can bet that the car will be in high demand no matter how many are produced. The automaker has declared its new special edition Pony Car as the best-handling Mustang ever built, and fully expects its loyal customers to be eagerly awaiting the car's arrival next year. With ...

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    Video: Trans-Am race cars battle it out at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion
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    One of our favorite events from the Monterey car week earlier this month was watching the field of 44 Trans-Am race cars tear it up at the Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The sights and sounds of classic Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers battling it out on the track just like they did in the late '60s and early '70s was something we'll ...

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    Video: Jay Leno gets exclusive look at Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
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    Sure, Jay Leno has some pretty varied taste when it comes to cars, but the apple of his eye is likely his '66 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. He's owned the car for the better part of a quarter of a century, and it routinely comes up when he speaks about the essence of a good-driving car. It's fitting, then, that Leno was on hand for the debut of the 2012 ...

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    Ford releases additional photos of Mustang Boss 302, triggers additional drooling
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    Perhaps the biggest news to come out of this year's Monterey action is the revival of the Mustang Boss 302 for 2012. It's a hardcore version of the already well-liked Mustang GT – the hot new 5.0-liter V8 has been given more power, and performance mods like an upgraded clutch, adjustable suspension, short-throw shifter and improved brakes are all ...

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    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302: First live photos!
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    The 2012 Mustang Boss 302 was unveiled this morning at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and we were at the track bright and early to see it take a lap around the famous race course. Due to some early morning rain, the lap actually never happened (we weren't told and were up at the corkscrew for about an hour waiting in the rain), but we managed to make it down ...

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    Ford Mustang Boss 302 is back for 2012! [w/video]
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    UPDATE: Check out the first live photos of the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302. The car that Mustang fans have been hoping Ford would build for a very, very long time is finally here: the 2012 Boss 302. Dave Pericak, the Mustang chief engineer says it all. "Boss is a hallowed word around here, and we couldn't put that name on a new Mustang until we were ...

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    Ford unveiling Boss Mustang on August 13th?
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    With all-new powertrains debuting in the 2011 Ford Mustang, you knew it was just a matter of time before a new limited-edition model was introduced. Well, it looks like that time may be next week. As you all know very well by now, the 2011 Mustang GT has the new Ford 5.0 V8 underhood. Since the new race version (above) wears the Boss 302R moniker, a new ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Ex-Gurney 1969 Shelby Trans Am Mustang Boss 302
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    Here's your chance to lay your hands on a piece of muscle car history. One of Dan Gurney's 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 racecars is up for bid on eBay Motors with a chilly Buy it Now price of $1.1 million. The car campaigned in a number of race series, but the biggest feather in its cap is that it helped Ford secure the silver in the 1969 Trans-Am ...

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    Ford more than hints at new street-legal Boss Mustang
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    Is it time for the Boss to come back to the Mustang stable? According to the Pony-obsessed crew over at Mustang Heaven it is. The site reports that with the return of the mighty 5.0-liter V8, Ford is seriously considering bringing the hi-po Boss 302 version back to the streets. And what evidence do they have to bank on? Evidently, Mark Fields, the ...

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    New Ford Racing Mustang Boss 302R is potential personified
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    In addition to the new 5.0 2011 Mustang GT, Ford's also selling a new Boss 302R race car. If you haven't been paying attention, Ford's previous generation FR500C racer has been racking up victory after victory. Besides winning a race two days after the first FR500C was sold (you buy 'em at a Ford parts counter), the FR500C then went on to win three ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Rare '69 DeTomaso Mangusta packs pedigree, Gurney engine
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    American muscle. Italian design. Cadillac Allanté notwithstanding, that right there is a recipe for success. And few were ever as capable of straddling that divide with one foot in each of the best of both worlds as De Tomaso. Like modern-day Pagani, De Tomaso was founded by an Argentinean based in Modena, and the small automaker created some of ...

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    6.2L Boss V8 found under hood of 2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson
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    It pays to have friends who pay attention. We got a call this morning from Mike Levine at Pickuptrucks.com who told us we were sitting on something big and didn't even know it. He pointed us to our gallery of live, high-res images of the 2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson from last week's 2009 Chicago Auto Show and said, "Look at the engine." Our images of ...

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    REPORT: 2011 Ford F-150 to share new V8 with Mustang, also get EcoBoost V6
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    PickupTrucks.com is reporting that by the end of 2010, Ford will alter the three engine options that currently make up the engine choices in the F-150. What is coming in time for the 2011 model year will be a new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and a 5.0-liter V8 code-named "Coyote."Subbing the V6 EcoBoost for the V8 is about providing the same power with more ...

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    DARPA driverless vehicles to race at Grand Prix of Long Beach
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the DARPA Urban Grand Challenge It was the GM-powered Carnegie Mellon team that took first prize at the DARPA Urban Grand Challenge last year. Now the team will be sending its entrant, nicknamed "Boss," to the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the weekend of April 19 - 20. There, in front of cheering ...

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    Melbourne 2008: New FPV lineup shows the Blue Oval does badass, too
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    Click image for a hi-res gallery of the turbocharged FPV F6Despite how it might seem, all the action at the Melbourne motor show is not happening over at the Holden and HSV stands. Dearborn's Australian outpost put on its brass knuckles too and is teasing Melbourne showgoers with Ford Performance Vehcie's latest, greatest muscle. The arrival of the new FG ...

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    Australians get 404 hp/398 lb-ft FPV Cobra
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    Click image for photo gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Ford_hearts_Australia_404hp_FPV_Cobra_sedan_and_ute_announced'; While we wait for Ford to let the SVT gang loose on one of the Oval's US-market sedans, it's business as usual in Australia, where the awesome can't be stopped, and the current-gen FPV Falcon isn't going away quietly. ...

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    Want a new Bullitt or BOSS Mustang? Go to Japan.
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Want_a_new_Bullitt_or_BOSS_Mustang_Go_to_Japan'; While everyone waits patiently (or for some folks, impatiently) for Ford to release the new Bullitt Mustang, Blue Flame, a Japanese firm that imports and distributes Mustangs over yonder, has taken the initiative to offer its very own Bullitt package. And it looks ...

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    Toyota's F1-san calls it quits
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    Any way you look at it, Toyota's foray into Formula 1 has not yielded positive results. Despite throwing unprecedented amounts of money at the effort, their F1 team has not produced the kind of results to which the automotive giant has become accustomed. So they've apparently decided that it was time for a change in management. Tsutomu Tomita, who saw the ...

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    New Mustang to debut at Barrett-Jackson Auction March 31
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    Barrett-Jackson and Mustangs seem to go hand-in-hand, especially special edition Mustangs. We just told you about the one-off Roush BlackJack Mustang convertible that will be going across the block, and there was the pair of bitchin' OCC Eleanor GT500 E Mustangs that set Westworld rockin' in January, only to be topped by the pair of black Bosses a little ...

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