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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

For those who have more disposable income and less of a social conscience, Ford has something to offer in the way of the Mustang. Hell, it also provides the base model V6 307 horsepower and is capable of 30 mpg on the highway, but in reality we are here - the Mustang V6 is suffering crippling stigma, a girl car. Like the Mazda MX-5, can in competition, as long as you like, but most people buy with an XY chromosome is not logical.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

I was lucky, the Ford Shelby GT500 last year, the top dog, 550 hp supercharged V8 with Mustang, Brembo brakes and a bright red paint with white racing stripes. It was great, and I said the last great muscle car. I was wrong. Ford had something up his sleeve.
While the big dogs of journalism automotive learned a long time to spend with the main circuits variables (Laguna Seca), which was limited to one day - less than 24 hours in the real world - and decided to eat in a series of five hours and unit of energy drinks as much as possible before the car had to be returned.


2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

The Mustang Boss 302 is actually up to 110 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque Shelby, the nature of their 5.0L V8, only 440 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque (5.0 V8 engine model uses a similar movement, but with different internal share is limited to 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque). For many geeks with little experience behind the wheel of the gap between the head and Shelby is scared, but in the real world, the drive that is 302.
The difference in weight between the two is not sharp, with the head, weighing 189 pounds less than the Shelby, but the way in which state power-down the head much more attractive, with its gentle rise and constant 7500 rpm redline with an array of NASCAR as a glorious soundtrack of the cabin (and some friends assured me, a deafening noise from the outside).

Shelby with 550 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque load, the effort, in fact, the force put on the ground - the throttle in third, and cash back and forth like a spring break revelers drunk, as wheel drive encryption. With the boss, not a little drama on the back is short for bad rapid acceleration from 3.73 to 60 mph, while the optional limited slip differential that provides traction. The Boss 302 is a 6-speed manual transmission is easy to handle, even better than the Shelby is that it requires much effort.

Interior stripped and not in a good way.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
 
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

When the Shelby does not prevail in the interior, where a complete set of features such as a touch screen navigation system Ford SYNC with a Shaker 1000 audio system, leather interior and black plastic bean receives less. The Boss 302 is very Spartan, who can live, but may be hateful to those who can actually afford this car. The optional Recaro seats deserve a mention for the comfortable and extremely useful, and come with holes for the straps, although appearing in a rear seat is not fixed, like a bad idea. This is a $ 1,995 option, and is combined with a limited slip differential come. This is not a bad price, but in a vehicle, an LSD like this should be the norm.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

The stereo is a real piece of shit that does not fit the base of the party, and let's be honest here - a large part of the whole track experience muscle car-loud while driving on the main road. Ford to kill him, sort of halfway in a car that made over $ 40,000 it cost?
The exterior is the exact opposite of the closing of the cabin. Until there is a new grille and fascia with integrated separator. On the back are two huge rear exhaust. In addition to receiving the Boss GT 302 is covered with the top leadership and a rear wing and if he is paired with custom graphics and wheels 100 percent of the dishwasher door, that is.A track car you can live with.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Details aside, the boss is incredibly easy to live in everyday situations. The trunk is quite roomy, the ride quality is excellent, but survived the worst of the patches (which actually became the collapse adjustable shocks are the total stiffness), the seats are comfortable and the clutch is easy to use. Driving in urban areas in rush hour traffic exhausts us no more than driving a family sedan, though its physical weight and less than optimum visibility to the rear lane changes and developed a control bit more complicated than they are in a Taurus.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Another interesting feature if you want your boss to do every day driving, passenger airbag configuration, with Comfort, Normal and Sport mode, support for different environments. We could not see to want to go with a cruise for two on the road, but each with a boss to stick it in the sport and keep it that way.
 
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Have Given the publicity surrounding all muscle cars, the expectations of management is the key to a car like the 302 head debuted the new Camaro could muster, with all praises and hallelujahs to the motoring press, but proved a failure, while the Challenger was a good, but the vehicle dynamically wrong. The Boss 302 can deliver on its promises, a more focused, refined than the Mustang "weekend toy" typical state, higher performance cars (not to mention the issues of track-day special) are generally exceeded .

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

It is unfortunate that the time spent with the boss was so limited, not what time of the alleged use of the capacity of the box, 4-piston Brembo brakes (the stop is very good for the panic of three digits to dig working hours) and the possibility that the wind out of the 5.0L V8 to the wide range that are exploring all 7500 rpm We look forward to a good weekend trip with the boss, but now it's safe to say that the head of the real deal, the peak of the muscle car which can also give the reason foreign competitors awake at night.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
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