Photos: Tiger Racing


Last year, Ford celebrated the 40th anniversary of its memorable 1970 Trans Am victory. How does a car company celebrate a special anniversary? With a special car. That car was the Boss 302R, a race-bred Mustang designed only for track use. Alas, their performance wasn’t all that great in this year’s Grand Am series, with the older FR500C the the Boss was supposed to replace. consistently placing ahead of them.

Just ahead of the Performance Racing Industry Show, we have come across some spy pictures of a new Boss Mustang, the Boss 302 “S.”

There pictures show a car that, at first glance, appears to be the Boss 302R, at least from the front. Yet it is missing the two fog lights present on the Boss 302R, and it has black hood louvers. What we’ve got here is a real mystery….until you go check out Ford Racing’s page for the 2012 Boss 302 “S”.

From what we can tell, the Boss 302 “S” is a purpose-built race car designed for use outside of the Grand Am series – the Boss 302R was built to compete in the 2010 Grand Am series. The Boss 302S though is built to compete in other series, and includes a bevy of enhancements to the car. It shares the same Boss R engine as the 302R, as well as an upgraded fuel and cooling system. It will use 3:73 gears, a torsion differential, and coil-over struts with extended ball joint lower control arms.

Like the Boss 302R, it gets a six-point FIA-spec rollcage, a lightened wiring harness, a rear-adjustable carbon fiber wing, a fiberglass hood with air extractors, Brembo brakes with huge rotors and so much more. The whole list of enhancements is below for the 302S, and the list is, well, huge. The cost is going to be $79,900 for this race-ready Mustang, though we’ll have to wait for official word from Ford to find out exactly what races the 302S is destined for.

Specifications:

Engine
5.0L BossR engine
Engine oil cooler
FR serialized intake badge
Boss 302 fuel system
Upgraded cooling system

Driveline
5L Boss 6 speed transmission with stock Boss 302 clutch/flywheel
Torsen Diff
3.73 gears
FR1 Muffler

Chassis
Front: coil over struts
Front lower control arms with extended ball joint and delrin bushing kit
FR adjustable front swaybar
Caster/Camber plates
Rear: coil over shocksTubular lower control arms with spherical bearings
FR Swaybar
EPAS with unique Ford Racing calibration
FIA Spec 6 point roll cage

Electrical
Lightened FR wiring harness
AMB Transponder
Switch plate – Start/ignition, aux switches

Interior
AIM data aquisition system with GPS
Recaro HANS Pro Racer seat
Fire system with 2 nozzles
Quick release racing steering wheel
Window net
Safety system triangle nets
6 point racing harness
Master cut off switch

Exterior
FR front splitter
Rear adjustable CF wing
Unique fiberglass hood with air extractors
Hood pins
18X9.5″ wheels
Boss 302S graphics package
F/R tow hooks

Brakes
Brembo race 4 piston front brake system
2 piece 14″ front rotors
2 piece 12″ rear rotors
PFC racing pads
Brake duct kit
Stainless steel brake lines
FR brake booster assembly
Unique FR ABS calibration