Ford has finally given in to requests to provide more details about the Mustang Boss 302S that it introduced earlier this month. This limited production vehicle is positioned between the Boss 302 Laguna Seca and the Boss 302R Grand-Am racer. This is the third motorsport vehicle in Ford’s history to be built at a Ford production site and be offered through Ford’s dealer network.
The vehicle used the street legal 2012 Boss 302 as a starting point. Powering this racer is a Boss 5.0 liter four-valve Ti-VCT V8 engine that develops 440 hp and is coupled to a six-speed transmission. Power is distributed to the rear wheels using a T2 Torsen differential and 3.73 gears.
The racer also features two-way adjustable coil-over dampers and Ford Racing anti-roll bars for both axle. The vehicle starts out as a Mustang body-in-shite that doesn’t use the factory seam sealer, sound deadener and interior panels, in order to reduce weight. The body is reinforced and gets a six point FIA legal roll cage, a Recaro HANS Pro-Racer motorsport seat, six-point safety belt quick release steering wheel and AIM data acquisition system with GPS.
The aerodynamic upgrades include a unique fiberglass heat extracting hood, adjustable front splitter and adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. Each car features a retro styled BOSS 302 set of decals that is based on the graphics from the original 1969 BOSS 302 program.
Auto Alliance International (AAI) assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan will start producing the vehicle in the second quarter of next year. Priced at $79,000, this racer is eligible for the World Challenge GTS and the NASA American Iron Series.