Ford chose the very appropriate Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show to debut the all new 2013 Mustang Boss 302S race car. Siting mid-way between the Laguna Seca model and the Boss 302R race car (a purpose built machine designed to compete in the Grand Am Series), the 302S is a slightly less aggressive track machine designed for duty in the SCCA’s World Challenge and NASA’s American Iron series.
Essentially a replacement for the FR500S, the Boss 302S gets a 440-hp version of the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 mated to a stock transmission, clutch and flywheel. Along with a special aero kit with big front splitter, vented hood and absolutely massive rear spoiler, the car gets typical race prepped goodies like a six-point roll cage, Recaro seats, an adjustable suspension and Brembo brakes.
Pricing for the new race car is a rather reasonable $79,000 – not bad for a package that, at the right hands, can be a competitor in World Challenge.
GALLERY: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S
Official release after the jump:
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.’
“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.
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.
For more information on Ford Racing Performance Parts, please visit: www.fordracingparts.com
Engine 5.0L BossR engine Engine oil cooler FR serialized intake badge Boss 302 fuel system Upgraded cooling system
Driveline 5L Boss 6 speed transmission with stock Boss 302 clutch/flywheel Torsen Diff 3.73 gears FR1 Muffler
Chassis Front: coil over struts Front lower control arms with extended ball joint and delrin bushing kit FR adjustable front swaybar Caster/Camber plates Rear: coil over shocksTubular lower control arms with spherical bearings FR Swaybar EPAS with unique Ford Racing calibration FIA Spec 6 point roll cage
Electrical Lightened FR wiring harness AMB Transponder Switch plate – Start/ignition, aux switches
Interior AIM data aquisition system with GPS Recaro HANS Pro Racer seat Fire system with 2 nozzles Quick release racing steering wheel Window net Safety system triangle nets 6 point racing harness Master cut off switch
Exterior FR front splitter Rear adjustable CF wing Unique fiberglass hood with air extractors Hood pins 18X9.5″ wheels Boss 302S graphics package F/R tow hooks
Brakes Brembo race 4 piston front brake system 2 piece 14″ front rotors 2 piece 12″ rear rotors PFC racing pads Brake duct kit Stainless steel brake lines FR brake booster assembly Unique FR ABS calibration