2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S

DEARBORN, Mich., – December 9, 2010 – It has been ‘The Year of the Boss.’ This past year has seen the return of the Mustang BOSS 302R to track at Daytona and the unveiling of the 2012 BOSS 302 production Mustang, and now Ford Racing announces the latest addition to its line of turn-key ready to race Mustangs – the BOSS 302S.

Building on the successful race history of the BOSS302, Ford Racing is providing Mustang enthusiasts an affordable way to road race with the introduction of the Mustang BOSS 302S.

The limited production BOSS 302S will be the third competition car in Ford Motor Company’s history to be built at a Ford production facility and made available for racers to purchase through authorized Ford Racing dealers. The Mustang FR500S was the first race car built on a modern Ford production line followed by the NHRA legal FR500CJ, a.k.a. ‘Cobra Jet.’

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S

“Ford Racing is excited to add an additional turn-key ready to race car to our stable, which includes the highly successful FR500C, FR500S, BOSS 302R and Cobra Jet,” said Mark Wilson, Engineering Manager Ford Racing. “The enthusiasts who purchase the BOSS 302S will be competitive in both the World Challenge GTS and the NASA American Iron Series. We look forward to adding their names to the BOSS 302’s racing history.”

The 440-hp Ford Mustang BOSS 302S was developed by Ford Racing engineers, and will be built at Auto Alliance International (AAI) assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, the home of the Mustang. It is based on the street legal 2012 Mustang BOSS 302. The Mustang BOSS 302S is powered by a Boss 5.0-liter 4-valve Ti-VCT V-8 engine and includes a 6-speed transmission sourced directly from the BOSS 302 parts bin. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a T2 Torsen differential and 3.73 gears. The BOSS 302S suspension features two-way adjustable coil-over dampers and Ford Racing anti-roll bars in both the front and rear.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S

The BOSS 302S uni-body starts as a Mustang body-in-white, to reduce weight, the factory seam sealer, sound deadener and interior panels are deleted prior to body build. In addition to body reinforcement, a 6 point FIA legal roll cage is installed for driver safety and chassis rigidity. The interior features a RECARO HANS Pro-Racer lightweight race seat, 6-point safety belt, quick release steering wheel and AIM data acquisition system with GPS.

BOSS 302S aerodynamic updates include a unique fiberglass heat extracting hood, adjustable front splitter and adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. A “retro” styled BOSS 302 graphics package is included with each car and mimics the graphics from the original 1969 BOSS 302 program.

Production is scheduled the second quarter of 2011 and orders are now being taken at Ford dealers that participate in the Ford Racing Performance Parts program by ordering part number FR500-B302S (performance white paint) or M-FR500-B302SO (orange paint). MSRP for the BOSS 302S is $79,000.00.

Story by Ford Motor Company

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In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atFlat Rock, Michigan, USA
price $$ 79,000
engine90º V8
positionFront, Longitudinal
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedInjection
displacement4951 cc / 302.13 in³
bore92.2 mm / 3.63 in
stroke92.7 mm / 3.65 in
power328.1 kw / 440 bhp
specific output88.87 bhp per litre
bhp/weight270.77 bhp per tonne
torque515.2 nm / 380 ft lbs
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeWide-Spoke Aluminum
front brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Flating Calipers
f brake size36 x 355 mm / 1.4 x 14.0 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/Single-Piston Flating Calipers
r brake size19 x 300 mm / 0.7 x 11.8 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18 x 9.5 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18 x 9.5 in
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionLive Axle w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1625 kg / 3580 lbs
weight distro54.7 % / 45 %
wheelbase2720.3 mm / 107.1 in
length4777.7 mm / 188.1 in
width1877.1 mm / 73.9 in
height1399.5 mm / 55.1 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
final drive3.73:1
top speed~234.91 kph / 146 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.6 seconds
0 – 100 mph~11.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.2 seconds
fuel econ epa15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
city fuel econ epa13.84 L/100 km or 17 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa9.05 L/100 km or 26 mpg-us
fuel capacity60 litres or 15.84 gal.