Ford Racing says its time for the new Mustang BOSS 302R
Ford Racing is presenting the 2010 Mustang BOSS 302R, the next-generation racing Mustang, which pays tribute to the legendary Bud Moore Engineering Mustang BOSS 302.The new factory-built race car boasts new 5.0-liter V-8 engine with six-speed manual transmission, roll cage, race seats, safety harness, data acquisition and race dampers/springs, and a Brembo brake and tire package.
Specially designed for track days and road racing in a number of Grand-Am, SCCA and NASA classes, the new Mustang BOSS 302R has a MSRP of $79,000. Equipped with a special Grand-Am Homologation Package (M-FR500-BOSS R1), it will also be ready to compete in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series (formerly known as KONI Challenge). The MSRP of the specially fitted Mustang BOSS 302R1 is $129,000.
"To keep pace with consumer demand, the Ford team has built modern versions of the most iconic performance Mustangs over the years," said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. "From Shelbys to Bullitt, Mach and Cobra Jet, it is now time for BOSS to join the list of America's most coveted Mustangs. The original BOSS 302 was a championship-winning legend and the new Mustang BOSS 302R will carry on the tradition. The Mustang was born to race from the start, and this new Mustang is bred to win."
The Mustang BOSS 302R is a road illegal race-ready vehicle limited to only 50 units. The Grand-Am Homologation Package equipped BOSS 302R features a sealed high-output race engine with an upgraded cooling system, a close-ratio six-speed transmission with integral shifter, a seam-welded body, race suspension/KONI dampers and ABS brake tuning, race performance exhaust and a high-speed balance one-piece driveshaft.
"We expect the BOSS 302R to continue the successful tradition of winning with factory-built production-based race cars from Ford Racing," said Allison. "The FR500C and FR500S road racing Mustangs, and the Mustang FR500CJ (Cobra Jet) for drag racing have proven to be great cars for our customers, helping teams win races and championships. We believe that the BOSS 302R will provide that same sort of competitive product for our customers with the tradition you can only get from Ford Racing."
The 2010 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R deliveries are scheduled for the third quarter of 2010 through the official Ford dealers.