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The Boss 302 will never be accused of being just another one of Ford's Mustang variants. This one is the real deal. With a willing V8 under the hood and enough go-fast equipment to make good use of the power, the Boss 302 is one of the best domestic sports car offerings on the market.
Despite a huge and always growing list of accolades, critics still find fault with the low grade materials within the cabin, a non-telescoping steering wheel and that old-school live axle, although the Boss 302's performance doesn't seem to suffer.
Despite being just one year old, Ford has treated its Boss 302 to a series of improvements for the 2013 model year. Most visibly, the "hockey stick" graphic has returned and it is genuinely reflective (like it was in 1970). The front grille has been redesigned, and there is a new lower splitter, functional hood vents and standard HID headlamps. In addition, the fog lamp blanks may now be removed to aid brake cooling. The rear fascia has also been revised with a smoked appearance matching the front and there is a new black panel connecting the taillamps. Ford's SYNC in-car connectivity has been added, and it includes Bluetooth connectivity, USB input and emergency assist dialing.
The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 has been available for just a couple of years, so no major revisions are expected until the parent Mustang undergoes a redesign.
The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a two-door coupe with seating for up to four passengers. There are two trim levels: Boss 302 and Boss 302 Laguna Seca.
The Boss 302 boasts a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8. Thanks to special tuning, a high-rpm valvetrain, free-flow exhaust and a host of other race-bred enhancements, the engine is rated at 444 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a traditional six-speed manual gearbox — the sole transmission offering.
Standard equipment includes cloth upholstery, full power accessories, manual air conditioning, 19-inch alloy wheels, a premium audio system and an aerodynamic body kit.
The Rapid Spec 500A, or the standard Boss 302, arrives with adjustable front and rear suspension, Brembo brake calipers, unique quad exhaust and a strut tower brace. The Rapid Spec 501A, or Laguna Seca Package, features a unique red surround on the front grille, 19-inch painted alloy wheels, red graphics, gauge package, Recaro sport seats, brake cooling ducts, limited-slip rear axle, rear-seat delete (with chassis brace), faux gas cap and upgraded suspension. A limited-slip differential and Recaro front seats are optional on the standard Boss 302 model.
The EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Ford Boss 302 have not been released.
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