Following in the footsteps of the traditional Boss 302, the 302S takes the standard Boss platform to a whole new level. When it comes to price and performance, this track-only build by Ford Racing is a balance between the Boss 302 Laguna Seca and the all-out Boss 302R race car. With tons of suspension upgrades separating it from the Laguna Seca, this 302 is bound to dominate racetracks during the 2013 race season.
This turn-key race car is going to set you back a mere $85,000 – not that much when you consider the performance parts and amount of detail that went into building one of these monsters. Good luck getting you hands on one, though. Ford only plans to build 50 of the Boss 302S in 2013, all of which are being assembled just outside Detroit by Watson Engineering. With the soon-to-be discontinued Boss 302 already in high demand, I’d be surprised if Ford doesn’t reach their build limit in very short order.
Not Your Typical Boss 302
Built for road-racing, the 302S comes equipped with a full roll cage, fire suppression system, safety net, cutoff switch and a suspension that includes fully adjustable coil overs, as well as a host of other high-tech components. Racing hobbyists will be happy to hear the Boss 302S was assembled with NASA American Iron, ST2 and World Challenge GTS standards and regulations in mind. Approved to compete in both the American Iron and World Challenge GTS classes, the 302S will compete with the likes of Chevy’s Camaro, BMW’s M3 and the Porsche 997.
If you’re looking for an in-depth detailing of what the 302S is packing, check out Ford Racing for a parts list, as well as information on how to order one. While I would stop short of calling this an “investment Mustang,” with a build limit of 50 units I’m sure we’ll be seeing the 2013 Boss 302S popping up at auctions quite consistently.
Ford’s comparison of the Boss 302R and 302S also reveals some striking similarities that also help justify the high price tag of the 302S.
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