Black w/Black interior, 302/444hp. 6-spd. manual transmission.
Born out of the Coyote 5.0 liter engine, the modified version used in the Boss 302 Mustangs is known as the “Roadrunner.” An additional 32 horsepower was squeezed out by using a new, unique intake manifold, revised camshaft, and revised cylinder heads, among other tweaks. There’s no supercharger on this naturally-aspirated engine as there is on the blown GT500. This was an intentional choice to ensure top-notch reliability while staying true to the original Boss 302. The engine is DOHC with 32 valves with sequential multi-port fuel injection. It requires 91 octane fuel or higher.
With stickier tires and tighter handling, the Boss 302 is ready to help you put that power down to the road in a controllable manner. Most drivers will find that the Boss 302 offers vastly improved cornering and that it keeps the back end more planted through hard turns. The electronic steering is re-tuned for enhanced feedback and turn-in. The suspension is manually adjustable on all four tires, with five different settings of firmness. From the dealer, the tire firmness is set to a more comfortable “2,” leaving room to crank up the level to “5” for full track use. The car is also slightly lowered from the height of the base Mustang GT.
To add even more allure while keeping you safe on the street and hot on the track, the Boss 302 comes with two different keys. One is a standard silver key, the other is the red track key, the “TracKey.” The TracKey changes some 300 parameters of engine calibration to optimize the set-up for track use. You’ll get TracMode powertrain race calibration and two-stage launch control.
It wouldn’t be a Mustang without a great exhaust note, and the Boss 302 doubles down on making sure you’re always enamored with the sound. In a so-called “surround sound exhaust” format, the Boss 302 actually features a quad exhaust system. There are two rear outlets in the usual positions, plus dual side outlets behind each side skirt. This brings that sound even closer to the driver and provides an amazing aural experience.
Known technically as the 500A equipment group, the Boss 302 trim is undoubtedly a variant that was designed for spirited use on the track. While there are enough creature comforts to make it a livable daily driver, there’s nothing luxurious about the cabin. The Recaro seats are 4-way manually adjustable, but you do get power windows, locks, and mirrors. Dark aluminum trim on the instrument panel and a unique gauge cluster further differentiate the Boss 302 from more run-of-the-mill Mustangs. Also unique to the Boss 302 is the black 8-ball-style shift knob on the short throw shifter.
This very sinister example has been collector owned since new and has only managed to rack up a bit over 1,200 carefully driven miles! And the miles reflect the condition, which is just about showroom! It comes with books, manuals, keys etc. And it happens to be a thrill to drive!
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