While this isn’t a car that will run the Ring better than the Porsche 911 Turbo, it will, however, smoke that and almost anything else it encounters on the drag strip. It’s built for straight line speed and acceleration, and that’s just fine with us. Just 2,000 units of the Ford Mustang Boss 302 were ever sold. That makes this V8 muscle car a pretty rare high-performance machine. Drawing its value from both the heritage special edition models and its high-performance nature, the Boss 302 is one of the best modern iterations of a classical, V8 powered American Muscle car.
Back in 2012, Ford revived the Boss 302 monicker for their high-performance variants of the Ford Mustang. The Boss 302 featured an enhanced Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Liter V8 engine, referred to within Ford’s development teams as the Road Runner engine. For this model, the engine was heavily upgraded, with items such as, but not limited to, a forged rotating assembly, CNC ported heads, a set of revised camshafts and a high flow “runners in the box” intake taken from the 302R racecar.
In the Boss 302, the 5.0 Liter V8 engine produces 444 horsepower – 32 hp (24 kW) over the standard GT’s 412 hp (307 kW). On the other hand, the engine loses about 10 lb⋅ft (14 N⋅m) of torque at peak power – when compared to the standard GT. In the Boss 302, the engine is rated at 380 lb⋅ft (515 N⋅m). The vehicle comes with a six-speed MT-82 manual transmission, featuring a solid rear axle with 3.73:1 differential which uses carbon fiber plates in its limited slip differential or an optional Torsen differential. In turn, this allows for both improved handling and traction in various high-performance situations.
Straight speed performance wise, the Ford Mustang Boss 302 will do the 60 mph sprint in 4.2 seconds, do a quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds at 114 mph, where it’ll achieve a top speed of 161 mph, produce 0.96 g of cornering grip, and all that with a car that featured a base price of just $42,995. No wonder these are so popular.
On the other hand, even this impressive performance wasn’t enough for this owner. The vehicle, thanks to a TVS Supercharger with nitrous, running on E85 gas, makes sure this Mustang delivers a whopping 900 wheel horsepower. Just to bit things into perspective, a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 makes almost 200 horsepower less. A Ferrari 488 GTB makes due with 670 horsepower. Even the new Corvette ZR1 – a supercar in every right – delivers “just” 755 horsepower. This amount of firepower in the engine bay makes sure this Ford Mustang will not be taken lightly on the drag strip.
After the performance modding was done and done right, it was time to upgrade its stance. This is done thanks to an upgrade in the wheel department.
This particular Grabber Blue Ford Mustang Boss 302 features a set of CCW Classic wheels. These custom-made forged wheels are a perfect fit for this high-performance machine. The wheels come sized 19×9 in the front and 18×10.5 in the rear. Featuring a Matte Black finish and Exposed Hardware, the wheels accommodate those big brake calipers and huge, road legal Nitto NT05R drag track tires perfectly. Now this Ford Mustang Boss 302 will not only go fast down the drag strip, it will look good in doing so. Check out the complete detailed media gallery right below.