Mustang Boss 302 Buyers Get ‘Attacked’
If you’re one of the lucky Ford Mustang Boss 302 buyers, get ready to burn some vacation time. Included with the purchase of every Boss 302 Mustang is something that Ford is calling the “Boss Track Attack” program. Held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, the Track Attack consists of a welcome reception and dinner followed by a day filled with instruction and flogging of cars in the Utah desert. The best part? Ford is even supplying the Boss 302 and GT Mustangs, so you get to use up their tires, brakes and gas, not your own. If there’s a down side, it’s that owners are responsible for getting themselves to and from Tooele, Utah, for the event.
Just in case you needed a reminder, the Boss 302 Mustang is the “track ready” Mustang model that slots in about the Mustang GT but below the Shelby GT500. Compared to the Mustang GT, the Boss 302 gets a heavy-duty clutch, a short throw shifter, re-tuned traction and stability control, revised steering, stiffer springs and beefier sway bars. The engine gets a boost to 440 horsepower, and the exhaust can be routed out the back (via a conventional dual exhaust setup) or out the low-restriction side pipes for track duty. The Boss 302 also gets a more aggressive exterior, special paint and a track-centric interior.
Ford is only building a limited number of Boss 302 Mustangs, which start at $41,000, and most dealers will be allocated no more than one. Expect heavy and painful price gouging from dealers, fueled by “investors” who’ll sadly never drive the car the way the Ford engineers meant it to be driven.