If any of you have ever experienced brake failure, you know that split second can scare the crap out of you! Now imagine brake failure in your brand new 2012 Boss at the quarter mile… yeah… now we’re shaking a little. That’s what happened when Motor Trend went to brake test their new bright-yellow Boss 302 Mustang at the track.
They picked up their Boss, went for spirited drives on some of Cali’s curviest, deadliest roads and luckily never had an issue. It was only once they reached the track, got the car to 60mph and hammered the brakes when a connecting pin snapped! Some quick downshifting allowed the driver to maneuver through a gap in the wall at the end of the track. He was safe, the car was untouched, but you know he probably headed straight for the changing room!
Ford quickly picked the car up, haulted production lines and
ripped it apart investigated the problem. No issues in production were found and it is likely that someone had re-installed the brake system incorrectly after it left the plant. I’m glad this was an isolated incident!
This does pose the question, is braking power as important as horsepower? Comment below and tell me what you think!