The Ford Mustang began life as a race car and will continue that life through the new 2010 Mustang BOSS 302R. Forty years after the first Mustang BOSS made its debut and became a road racing legend, the BOSS is back and ready for the races. Built with a new 5.0-liter V8 engine and completely race ready, the Mustang BOSS 302R is ready to hit the track right out of the box.
The new Mustang BOSS 302R is factory built and is made for off-road-driving only. Made specifically for road racing and the race track, the car is loaded with race-ready goodies that are needed for competitive racing. For the base model, a roll cage, safety harness, race seats, Brembo brake and tire package, race dampers/springs and a six-speed manual transmission matched to the new 5.0-liter four-valve engine are at the top of the list for racing enthusiasts.
A special Grand-Am Homologation Package has been built to compete in the Grand-Am Continental Tire sports car Challenge series. This package includes a sealed high-output race engine and upgraded cooling system, seam-welded body, race suspension and KONI dampers, ABS brake tuning, high-speed balance one-piece driveshaft, close-ratio six-speed transmission with integral shifter and a race performance exhaust. Five of the specially built BOSS 302Rs are going to be delivered to their owners and ready to race by the season-opening date of January 29, 2010. The price for these cars is $129,000.
The director of Ford North America Motorsports, Jamie Allison, has said, 'To keep pace with consumer demand, the Ford team has built modern versions of the most iconic performance Mustangs over the years. From Shelby's to Bullitt, Mach and Cobra Jet, it is now time for BOSS to join the list of America's most coveted Mustangs. The original BOSS 302 was a championship-winning legend and the new Mustang BOSS 302R will carry on the tradition. The Mustang was born to race from the start, and this new Mustang is bred to win.'?
Factory-built production-based race cars from Ford have won championships and racing competitions, including three Triple Crown championships for the driver, team and manufacturer's title including back-to-back wins in 2008 and 2009 and the FIA GT4 competition driver's championships in 2007 and 2008.
You can order a BOSS through a Ford dealership with an expected starting MSRP of $79,000, although your chances of actually getting one are low. Only a total of 50 2010 Mustang BOSS 302Rs will be built by Ford. They are expected to be ready for delivery near the third quarter of 2010.