2012 Ford Boss 302 Mustang
UPDATE: Ford has officially announced that is
will produce a limited edition 2012 Ford Boss 302 Mustang. The Boss
302 Mustang will be incorporate a refined race oriented suspension,
increased horsepower near 450hp and use unique Boss Mustang exterior
and interior styling. The 2012 Boss 302 Mustang will honor its race
bred heritage while meeting modern standards for performance. The
Mustang "Bad Boy" is back! Read
more in the Ford press release about the Boss 302 Mustang.
Recently, Ford has made a tradition of bringing back iconic Mustang
models such as the Shelby, GT500, Mach 1, and Bullitt models. Ford
has suggested that in 2012 it will bring back the Boss 302 model
to the pony car lineup. Although little specific information is
known it is thought the car will host a naturally aspirated motor
and have the light weight of a V6 mustang.
The Boss Mustang was originally created by Larry Shinoda and was
offered during 1969/70 in the Boss
302 and Boss 429 models.
Both were designed to dominate road racing. They have emerged as
some of the most valued and cherished of all Mustang models. Whether
the new Boss Mustang is a simple additional trim package or a completely
specialized model has not been released by Ford. Regardless, it
is expected the 2012 Boss Mustang will feature
more horsepower, rally styled rims, upgraded suspension, hood scoop,
and a heritage themed styling package.
Texas based Reed
Speed Performance and Accesories is offering a heritage themed
2010 Mustang that may offer some clues to what a 2012 Boss Mustang
may look like: