6. Ford Mustang Boss 302 $42,200
Some think that Muscle cars are all about street-dominance, but Ford‘s Mustang Boss 302 model proves that American muscle can dominate on the track too. An upgraded engine means that the Boss 302 puts out 24-hp more than the normal Mustang GT, the total power summed up at 444 horses. This isn’t just a simple package for the Mustang to bump up its specs though, the Boss 302 gets some help from the 302R Mustang Racecar that runs in the World Challenge series.
The Boss 302 is so performance oriented that it comes with a 3.31 Limited Slip rear-axle ratio, and has an optional Helical Differential with 3.73:1 axle ratio. For those wanting the full track experience in the Mustang, there’s a package that makes the Boss 302 even more talented called the Laguna Seca package. This track-tested package gives a one-second improvement over the normal 302 on the legendary Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca racetrack. That extra second costs $6,995 and leaves no option unchecked.
Even without the fully spec’d out Laguna Seca package the Boss 302 comes standard with Brembo brakes, and front splitter and rear spoilers. The race-horse also has a stiffer suspension setup, perfect for the track, but not so nice on the road.
Our review of the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a great read for those interested in the track-focused pony-car.