With the introduction of the Mustang Boss 302S, Ford wants to offer enthusiasts an affordable way to road race. Based on the street legal Boss 302, the new racer is Ford’s third competition car to be sold through Ford Racing dealers, after the Mustang FR500S and FR500 CJ “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”.
Developed by Ford Racing engineers, the 302S boasts a 440 hp 5.0-liter V8, coupled to a six-speed transmission of the standard car. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a T2 Torsen differential, while the suspension was beefed up with two-way adjustable coil-over dampers and Ford Racing anti-roll bars. 4-piston Brembo brakes provide stopping power.
As any self-respecting racecar, the Boss 302S comes with a complete aero kit, including a heat extracting fiberglass bonnet, adjustable front splitter and huge carbon fiber rear wing. Every car will come with a graphics package mimicking the original 1969 Boss 302.
The cabin was stripped of any components deemed unnecessary and fitted with a roll cage, race seat with 6-point belt, quick release steering wheel and AIM data acquisition system with GPS.
Built at Ford’s Flat Rock plant in Michigan, the racing-flavored 302S will be available in the second quarter of 2011. MSRP has been set at $79,000.
By Csaba Daradics
Ford Mustang Boss 302S specs
5.0L BossR engine
Engine oil cooler
FR serialized intake badge
Boss 302 fuel system
Upgraded cooling system
5L Boss 6 speed transmission with stock Boss 302 clutch/flywheel
Front: coil over struts
Front lower control arms with extended ball joint and delrin bushing kit
FR adjustable front swaybar
Rear: coil over shocksTubular lower control arms with spherical bearings
EPAS with unique Ford Racing calibration
FIA Spec 6 point roll cage
Lightened FR wiring harness
Switch plate – Start/ignition, aux switches
AIM data aquisition system with GPS
Recaro HANS Pro Racer seat
Fire system with 2 nozzles
Quick release racing steering wheel
Safety system triangle nets
6 point racing harness
Master cut off switch
FR front splitter
Rear adjustable CF wing
Unique fiberglass hood with air extractors
Boss 302S graphics package
F/R tow hooks
Brembo race 4 piston front brake system
2 piece 14″ front rotors
2 piece 12″ rear rotors
PFC racing pads
Brake duct kit
Stainless steel brake lines
FR brake booster assembly
Unique FR ABS calibration