Ford Racing used the Performance Racing Industry trade show to display the 2013 Mustang Boss 302SX, a one-off track car. The 302SX isn’t destined for production, but instead was designed to demonstrate the potential for turning a factory Mustang Boss 302 into a track car -- using Ford Racing parts, of course.
The car’s heart is a 5.0-liter V-8 engine sourced from the Boss 302R race car. It mates to the six-speed manual transmission from the 302R, along with a limited-slip rear differential. The V-8 also gets upgraded oil and engine coolers, and louder exhausts.
Suspension upgrades start with adjustable coilover struts and springs, a new adjustable front anti-sway bar, adjustable caster/camber plates, and unique tuning for the electric power steering. Those chassis tweaks are complemented by larger brake rotors, race-spec brake pads, stainless-steel brake hoses, and a special racing calibration for the ABS.
The factory interior has been removed; instead, the Boss 302SX receives a six-point roll cage, fire extinguisher system, race seats with seat-point harnesses, and window nets in place of glass. There also are tech bits like a radio system, timing transponder, and data logger on board. The Mustang’s 19-inch wheels are shod in grippy race tires, while the exterior itself scores a new front splitter and adjustable carbon-fiber rear wing.
Although the Boss 302SX won’t be sold from Ford dealerships, an owner could conceivably buy many of the parts on this show car from Ford Racing and install them to replicate the unique Mustang.