Some people may have expected this, but a certain Mustang model won’t be returning to the order list for the 2014 model year. This Mustang was brought back to life in 2012 to pay tribute to the ultra popular classic born in 1969, the original Boss 302. Production ended after the 1970 model year, giving it only a two year run. That’s right, there’s not going to be a 2014 Boss 302! Just like the classic version, the plan was to limit the modern Boss 302 to only two years as well. Sad news for the hordes of people out there hoping for their shot at owning a brand new 2014 Boss 302.
The modern 444-hp beast has been extremely popular all over the world, seen at drag strips, car shows and events everywhere. The heart is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote putting out 380 ft. lbs. of torque. There’s no denying that the stock exhaust note is aggressive alone and it looks ridiculously badass straight out of the gate! And who can resist that old-school hockey stick styling with that aggressive stance on an S-197 Mustang? Opt for a Boss 302 Laguna Seca and you have a powerhouse with only a few mods, placing this Mustang into the “track-only” category. It accelerates from 0 – 60 in approximately 4.0 seconds and gets a ¼ mile time of about 12.4 seconds at 115 miles per hour. Pardon us for not mentioning earlier that this thing is a BEAST straight from the factory.
With the Boss disappearing, it may sadden a few enthusiasts. While the Shelby GT500 is no joke with its incredible 662 horses, the Boss has been considered a more balanced car all around by many, including Jay Leno. The Boss 302 was hailed the 5th best ride via MotorTrend’s 2011 Best Driver’s Car competition, beating out the Z06 Corvette in the process. The magazine had nothing but compliments about the car that they’ve labeled “the best Mustang ever built.” Clearly, this Mustang has upheld the BOSS legacy with flying colors.
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