Driven: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Joe Lorio
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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Base price: $41,105
As tested: $43,100

Standard Equipment:
5.0-liter 444-hp V-8 engine
6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
3.73:1 limited-slip rear axle
19-inch painted premium wheels
Quad-pipe exhaust system with side and rear outlets
Manually adjustable shocks and struts
AM/FM stereo with CD player
Power windows and door locks
Manual air-conditioning
Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel
14-inch vented front rotors with Brembo four-piston calipers
Front and rear spoilers

Options on this vehicle:
Recaro sport seats and Torsen helical differential - $1995

Key options not on vehicle:
Laguna Seca package - $6995

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy)
17 / 26 mpg

Engine:
5.0L V-8
Horsepower: 444 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque: 380 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

Drive:
Rear -wheel

Transmission:
6-speed manual

Curb weight: 3632 lb

Wheels/tires:
19 x 9 in front, 19 x 9.5 in rear wheels
255/40ZR19 front, 285/35ZR19 rear Pirelli P Zero tires

Competitors:
BMW M3
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Corvette
Dodge Challenger SRT8

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Just like in '69, when the Shelby got heavy, the Boss 302 is the real track car...closer to the spirit of the original Shelby GT 350.

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