Since entering the racing world earlier this year, the Boss 302R has now earned its first win. The Multimatic Motorsports team and drivers Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster, raced the Boss to victory Saturday at the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, which took place at the Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
“This is a pretty special victory,” said Scott Maxwell. “Certainly there is a special legacy in racing the Boss 302R and the amazing job that Parnelli Jones did winning the championship in the Boss.” Jones’ 1970 Trans-Am championship winner served as the inspiration for Multimatic’s 302R.
Ford Racing has been developing the 302R for over a year and the win should give more credibility to the street-version of the Mustang Boss 302, which Ford says will benefit from lessons learned from the race version. The street-going 302 is due out this spring and will come with a 444-horsepower V8 engine, adjustable shocks and quad exhausts. A Laguna Seca package adds an aggressive front air splitter and race-compound tires.
The $40,995 starting price is definitely more wallet-friendly than the 2012 Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake package set to debut at the New York Auto Show. Although the Boss may not have as much ultimate horsepower as its Shelby-massaged brethren, it is arguably the more capable and track-proven of the pair.
Source: Ford, Multimatic Motorsports