We've been hearing rumblings about a new Boss 302 for a while now, but
nothing confirmed. Well, it now [finally] sounds like the plan is a
go. Motor Trend writes: "...Ford will launch a 21st century Boss
Mustang. And like the storied Boss Mustangs of 1969, it'll be powered
by a rev-happy V-8 of about 5-liters. The new Boss engine is an
alloy-block, naturally aspirated V-8 developing from the current
modular engine architecture. Whisper out of Dearborn is it's good for
at least 390 horsepower, enough to tackle GM's 400-horse LS2. The Boss
interior will be stripped out to keep costs down. But the good news
for drivers is the car will get the impressive Shelby GT500 suspension
I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't offer a vert Boss. The original
was meant to be a track car for the street and convertibles aren't
conducive to good handling due to body flex and additional weight
relative to a coupe.
Since the Shelby GT 500 is way out of my price range, maybe this new
stripped down "Boss 302" will be within reality. Any rumor on price
point yet or is this all still speculation from M/T?
Dreaming in N'awlins...