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  • 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 first drive
  • By Jeremy Sinek for MSN Autos
    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 first drive.
    Laguna Seca, Calif. - With almost 50 years to draw from, you'd think Ford would have already recycled its entire inventory of iconic Mustang nameplates. Shelby, Bullitt, Cobra, KR, CS, Mach 1 - they've all been done and redone.
    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 first drive.
    Except this one. The Boss 302 decals now being pasted to a limited run of 2012 Mustangs represent the first reprise of that label since the 1969 original.
    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 first drive.
    Now, as then, Boss 302 means "a race car with a licence plate," says Ford. Virtually every system has been honed and buffed to transform the already-athletic Mustang GT into a track star.
    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 first drive.
    And that's just the "base" Boss. A Laguna Seca version takes the track talents to a higher level still.
    Also making its debut is TracKey - an available dual-personality powertrain-control module that lets owners choose between street or track settings, depending which ignition key they use.
    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 first drive.
    In track mode, TracKey even fakes the loping idle of a race engine.
    For all its ultimateness, the Boss 302 still isn't the fastest Mustang in a straight line. That remains the Shelby GT500, with its 550-hp supercharged V8. The Boss's 5.0-litre V8 makes only 444 hp.
    But with less weight to haul around than the Shelby, plus sinewier suspension and fortified brakes, the Boss is promised to be "one bad-ass factory race car designed for street-legal use."
    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 first drive.


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