Ford has finally given in to requests to provide more details about the Mustang Boss 302S that it introduced earlier this month.
Based on the same basic set of features as the 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 production car, the 302S adds some highly effective and equally impractical for the street aero, including a very low, deep splitter and a large rear wing. The gearbox is a standard six-speed, while a T2 Torsen limited-slip diff and 3.73 gears send the power to the ground. The car is built to be competitive in several racing series.
Power for the new Ford Mustang Boss 302S comes from a Boss 5.0L 4-valve Ti-VCT V8 that produces 440-hp. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission, which transfers power to the rear-wheels through a T2 Torsen differential and 3.73 gears. The Boss 302S also features 2-way adjustable coil-over dampers and Ford Racing anti-roll bars in both the front and rear.
The Ford Mustang Boss 302s is also a lot lighter in comparison to the street legal version. The factory seam sealer, sound deadener and interior panels of the standard 302 have been removed from the Ford Mustang Boss 302s. The d Mustang Boss 302s also has a reinforced body, a 6 point FIA legal roll cage, a RECARO HANS Pro-Racer lightweight race seat, 6-point safety belt, quick release steering wheel and AIM data acquisition system with GPS. The aerodynamics of the Ford Mustang Boss 302s have been improved by the addition of a fiberglass heat extracting hood, adjustable front splitter and adjustable carbon fiber rear wing.
Production will be limited to an undisclosed amount and pricing starts at $79,000.
FORD RACING'S BOSS 302S READY TO RACE IN ‘11
Dearborn, Mich. - It has been The Year of the Boss. This past year has seen the return of the Mustang BOSS 302R to track at Daytona International Speedway and the unveiling of the 2012 BOSS 302 production Mustang, and now Ford Racing announces the latest addition to its line of turn-key ready to race Mustangs-the BOSS 302S.
Building on the successful race history of the BOSS302, Ford Racing is providing Mustang enthusiasts an affordable way to road race with the introduction of the Mustang BOSS 302S. The limited production BOSS 302S will be the third competition car in Ford Motor Company's history to be built at a Ford production facility and made available for racers to purchase through authorized Ford Racing dealers. The Mustang FR500S was the first race car built on a modern Ford production line followed by the NHRA legal FR500CJ, a.k.a. Cobra Jet.
"Ford Racing is excited to add an additional turn-key ready to race car to our stable, which includes the highly successful FR500C, FR500S, BOSS 302R and Cobra Jet," said Mark Wilson, Engineering Manager Ford Racing. "The enthusiasts who purchase the BOSS 302S will be competitive in both the World Challenge GTS and the NASA American Iron Series. We look forward to adding their names to the BOSS 302's racing history."
The 440-hp Ford Mustang BOSS 302S was developed by Ford Racing engineers, and will be built at Auto Alliance International assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich., the home of the Mustang.
The car is based on the street legal 2012 Mustang BOSS 302. The Mustang BOSS 302S is powered by a Boss 5.0-liter 4-valve Ti-VCT V-8 engine and includes a 6-speed transmission sourced directly from the BOSS 302 parts bin. Power is transferred to the rear wheels, via a T2 Torsen differential and 3.73 gears. The BOSS 302S suspension features two-way adjustable coil-over dampers and Ford Racing anti-roll bars in both the front and rear.
The BOSS 302S uni-body starts as a Mustang body-in-white, to reduce weight, the factory seam sealer, sound deadener and interior panels are deleted prior to body build. In addition to body reinforcement, a 6-point Federation Internationale de L'Automobile legal roll cage is installed for driver safety and chassis rigidity. The interior features a Recaro Head and Neck Support system Pro-Racer lightweight race seat, 6-point safety belt, quick release steering wheel and AiM data acquisition system with Global Positioning System.
BOSS 302S aerodynamic updates include a unique fiberglass heat extracting hood, adjustable front splitter and adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. A retro styled BOSS 302 graphics package is included with each car and mimics the graphics from the original 1969 BOSS 302 program.
Production is scheduled the second quarter of 2011 and orders may be placed at Ford dealers that participate in the Ford Racing Performance Parts program by ordering part number FR500-B302S (performance white paint) or M-FR500-B302SO (orange paint). MSRP for the BOSS 302S is $79,000.00.