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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 president of the Americas for FoMoCo, dropped a pretty big hint at this year's 2010 Ford Dealer Show.
Fields was speaking about the special-edition Mustangs in the company's recent past, including the Bullit, Mach 1 and C/S, and said that while he couldn't tell the crowd what was coming down the pike, he could give everyone a small hint. Supposedly a 1970 Boss 302 purred across the stage behind him as he finished speaking.
Back in the day, if you were one of the Ford faithful and wanted to tango with the big-bad Camaro bruisers, you ordered up a Boss 302. The car came with special V8 that featured a set of healthy Cleveland heads, a four-speed manual gear box and a competition-bred suspension. If we're very, very lucky, we can expect a similar build program to crop up on the new generation.
[Source: Mustang Heaven]