As Fast as a 2022 Mustang GT?

The Ford Mustang has enjoyed a cacophony of special editions over the years, from the Shelby GT350 to the Mach 1 and Bullitt. However, modern Mustang fans might overlook a genuine benchmark in Ford Mustang performance: the Boss 302. The Ford Mustang Boss 302 was more than a pantomimic collection of stripes; it was a real blacktop-bashing muscle car as fast as a 2022 Mustang GT.

What is the Boss 302 package?

The Boss 302 is a special edition Ford Mustang built on the fifth-generation S197 car. First, Ford took one of their beloved 5.0L V8 engines and massaged it with different cylinder heads, a new intake manifold, and higher-lift cams to produce 444 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Pair that with the stiffer springs and thicker stabilizer bar, and Car and Driver says it will smash a sprint to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. “It should be a car that winds up on YouTube doing something illegal,” Ford’s now-CEO Jim Farley said about the 2012 model year.

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