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76Watch Chevy's Camaro 1LE lap VIR in 2:58:34

There are two draws in the pony-car competition bracket: brawn-über-alles pits the 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 against the 650-hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, while the track-day killers set the 426-hp Camaro 1LE against the 444-hp Mustang Boss 302. And all of them are eventually tested in anger at Virginia International Raceway, which could one day become our own Nürburgring based on the cars that have set times there.

922012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

The Pony Car's Best Ambassador

40Hennessey supercharges Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

Having a drag strip behind your office would be both a wonderful play thing and an unyielding distraction. Hennessey Performance Design has such a delightful strip of attention-destroying asphalt at its disposal, and it uses this quarter-mile test track to examine the straight-line acceleration of its latest products. The most recent vehicle to run down this stretch is the Hennessey-tuned Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca.

104Ford Mustang Boss 302 is back for 2012! [w/video]

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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