Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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Its ultra-aggressive appearance may at first elicit a get out of the way response should you see this 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition on the road, but immediately thereafter, youll almost certainly want to move in closer for a good look. Its an attention getter for sure and, considering there were only about 750 of its kind made in the first place, not only do you not see many of them on the road, but its collectability is undeniable. From all perspectives, this Mustang cuts a very special appearance. The aggressive air dam and grille encircled with red sit in front of a distinctive contoured hood - looking ultra-sharp - while the inverse C-stripes on its sides tie in perfectly with the roof above and spoiler in back. Despite the obvious temptation this street machine presents to get out on the road for some seriously inspired driving, it hasnt logged many miles at all - fewer than 9000 of them, in fact, and the exterior carries just the fresh, unspoiled look that comes along with it. Its deep black paint is in very strong condition offering a great, wet-looking shine, and those accenting decals look just as they did when this 12 first set rubber to road. As far as stance goes, its also a winner - its nice and low, but not so low as to bring hassles during every day driving, with an incline thats just right. Poke your head into the cabin, and youll see further evidence that this is no ordinary Mustang. A pair of sharp looking Recaro racing buckets sit in place with nicely embroidered Boss 302 emblems on their backrests, while in back the red steel of an X brace added for structural rigidity is plainly visible. The entire interior looks to have been treated with respect, so not only does the special edition seating not show much in the way of wear, but the dash area is also as fresh as it could be, with an unblemished pad running across the top and a collection of gauges sitting in the instrument cluster that are joined by an additional trio sitting dead center. This factory-modded Mustang is well-appointed for everyday driving as well - those Recaros are surprisingly comfortable and, in addition to the air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control youd expect given its year, it also features an AM/FM/CD player with iPod connectivity, as well as an anti-theft device to help ensure it never leaves your possession unintended. Driver and passenger side airbags provide an added measure of safety. 302/5.0 engines have come to be closely associated with Mustangs over the years - the first one was lowered into an engine compartment about 50 years ago - but the 5.0-liter Coyote engine on display here is truly special. Enhanced with ported heads and revised camshafts, its good for a full 444 horsepower - more than enough to propel this modern-day muscle car forward like a rocket. The powerplant is still at its best - another great byproduct of this Mustangs lightly travelled status. It teams with a 6-speed manual transmission thats geared to extract every bit of power and sounds great as it vocalizes into its quad exhaust system with an unmistakable growl. By virtue of its special edition configuration, the 19 wheels painted to match the exterior accents are show-stoppers and feature Pirelli tires. Just as youd expect from a well taken care of, lightly traveled gem like this, the undercarriage is in top form. Combining outstanding looks and power with bona fide collectability, this 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition is a definite must see . Call today!
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