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
The engine exhales through a system designed to offer the least restriction and maximum trademark muscle-car noise. The innovation here is a couple of extra exhaust vents that exit just behind the front wheels, which supplement the two main exhaust tubes. As rich and loud as the standard noise is, there are a couple of easily removable baffle plates which could be - and obviously this is only a suggestion - knocked out to make it even louder.
In the chassis department, the tweaks continue in the form of a larger-diameter rear stabiliser bar - the largest ever fitted on a production Mustang - higher-rate springs and stiffer bushings. All the dampers are also five-stage adjustable, requiring nothing more technical than a screwdriver to fiddle with them. The live rear axle (more on that later) features a shorter 3.73 final drive, and a limited-slip diff is standard.