Ford unveils the Mustang Boss 302SX Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 9, 2011

Ford is considering a plan to add a mid-range track car to the Boss 302S and 302R lineup. A concept dubbed the 302SX was recently debuted at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Orlando, Florida. The car makes use of features found on the new Cobra Jet drag car and the Boss 302R race car. Its power is enhanced from 444hp (which is standard) to over 500hp due to the use of a built 5.0-liter V8.

In addition, it received several modified parts such as the six-speed transmission used on the 302R. The engine gets help from the updated exhaust, oil and fuel systems. Its performance is truly outstanding from the use of a fully adjustable coilover suspension, adjustable front and rear sway bars, camber/caster plates, Brembo brakes and racing slicks.

Its interior uses lightweight seats to cut back on its weight a bit. It also comes with a quick release steering wheel. Ford has put in a system to record lap times. For now, the 302SX stays as a concept but Ford admits that it is currently testing the market to gauge if this model is worthy to be released.

The new BOSS 302 has redefined Mustang’s performance capability. As Mark Field has said it, the GT’s track performance has just proven Ford’s commitment to its followers. The Ford President of “The Americas” also said that the latest Mustang GT was enhanced for this purpose.

In fact, once you get your hands on the new 2012 model, you’re in for one of a kind experience. The new Ford Mustang Boss 302 is built to excel with its improved braking, handling and acceleration. The car impresses with its top speed and maintains its balance as well as its standards for safety, noise-level quality and emission levels.

Ford Mustang’s Chief Engineer Dave Pericak said that the Ford team wants to come up with something unique such as a street legal racecar. And that type of car must appeal to car enthusiasts who want to have their own factory-made Mustang. The Boss 302 for one is not the type of sports car where you can have the parts ordered from a brochure. In other words, all its components are designed specifically to bring out your best driving potentials.

Mark Harrison led in the development of the V8 engine. He made sure that the new Boss gets to boast an incredible performance with its 412 hp 5.0L powertrain. Harrison also equipped the 2011 GT with new intakes to achieve its high-rpm hp on the racetracks. Meanwhile, the re-engineered cam shafts delivers a much more powerful grind with the same Ti-VCT mechanism found on the Mustang GT. Though it can yield up to 440hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, nonetheless it also has the low end torque intended for city driving.

The clutch is now equipped with the upgraded friction materials as well as the 6-speed manual transmission unit with short throw, close ratio gear change. Other than that, the new GT can deliver a powerful 3.73 rear axle ratio. For better torque handling, it has its new carbon fibre plates installed along the limited slip differential system. There is also the optional Recaro for the front seats and Torsen differential for outstanding power and control.

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