Ford Mustang Boss 302: first drive
Ford says its 444bhp ’Stang out-handles the best Europe has to offer. True or false? There’s only one way to find out…
Posted: 05 May 2011
Developed over the past two years in plain sight on US race tracks as the Mustang 302R, the 2012 Boss 302 is the modern reincarnation of the 1969 original car which competed in the thunderously competitive Trans-Am series. It won outright in 1970, piloted by racing legend Parnelli Jones, and remained a front-runner for the two next seasons.
That car took a regular Mustang and tuned every part that could make the car go, stop and steer. It still looked pretty standard, but it was anything but underneath its battle-scarred skin. The engine was substantially reworked, the suspension beefed up and the gearbox swapped for a competition-grade Hurst unit.