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 |  Dec 08 2011, 3:00 AM

Ford is thinking about adding a mid-range track car to their Boss 302S and 302R lineup. They quietly debuted a concept called the 302SX at the recent Performance Racing Industry trade show in Orlando, FL.

Don’t let their modest unveiling fool you, this car is something to talk about. It borrows aspects of the new Cobra Jet drag car and the Boss 302R race car. With that step comes a jump from the standard 444 horsepower to more than 500 out of a built 5.0-liter V8.

It also means a slew of improved parts like the six-speed transmission out of the 302R.  Upgraded exhaust,oil and fuel systems offer the engine help while a fully adjustable coilover suspension, adjustable front and rear sway bars, camber/caster plates, Brembo brakes and racing slicks deliver track-gripping performance.

The interior is also trimmed back including lightweight seats, and a quick release steering wheel. Proving that this is a serious track machine, as if that isn’t enough, Ford is also tossing in a system to record lap times.

The 302SX is a concept for the time being but Ford says it’s testing the market to see if releasing this latest iteration is worth their while.

 |  Dec 01 2010, 9:25 AM

Ahead of a planned debut at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show, specs on a new track-ready Mustang have been released, as have a selection of photos. The new Ford Mustang Boss 302S track car will sit between the new Boss 302 street car and the 302R Grand-Am race car.

While the 302R is designed specifically to meet with Grand-Am specs, the 302S will be open to a wider range of competition series, including many in the SCCA and NASA.

In fact, the photo above is the first such picture of a Boss 302S model, build by Tiger Racing of Covina, CA. Driven by Paul Brown, it will compete in the SCCA World Challenge GTS class.

Specs for the Boss 302S include the Boss 302R engine and factory 6-speed manual transmission with the stock clutch and flywheel. It will be available to order complete with a 6-point roll cage, adjustable suspension, quick-release steering wheel and Recaro seats.

Other items include Brembo brakes, a front splitter, adjustable carbon fiber rear spoiler, an aggressive fiberglass hood with air extractors and 18×9.5-inch wheels.

Ford will offer just 50 versions of this car at a price of $79,000.

Hit the links below for more photos or to order, plus get all the specs after the jump.

[Source: MustangsDaily & FordRacing]

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