The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 to debut at the 2011 LA Auto Show

Even though the modern Boss 302 Mustang is less than a year old, Ford Motor Company has refreshed the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 and Boss 302 Laguna Seca with a refreshed exterior design featuring a paint scheme and graphics to pay homage to the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 that Parnelli Jones’ piloted to a Trans Am series championship.

“Everything we did for 2013 is consistent with and links directly back to our 1970 heritage. The reflective stripes and hockey stick graphic in particular mean something to Mustang enthusiasts,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Last year, we proved the car had what it takes to perform, and this year we focused on enhancing its eye-catching looks and celebrating its history.”

The biggest changes to the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 are the key exterior features that have been redesigned including the new GT500-inspired front fascia, new HID projection headlights with LED accent bars, a vent hood, bright LED taillights, body colored lower cladding, and foglight delete panels that can be removed for extra cooling during long periods of track time.

The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is mechanically identical to the 2012 Boss, starting with a Boss 302 5.0 Liter V8 that produces 444 horsepower and 380lb-ft of torque. This power is channeled to the rear wheels by means of a close ratio 6-speed manual transmission fitted with a race inspired clutch with a set of heavy duty 3.73 gears helping to put the power to the wheels. Ford also offers Torsen limited-slip differential for those who want more control out of their high performance Mustang is available for an additional charge. The Boss 302 also carries over the race tuned, fully adjustable suspension so the 2013 Boss is just as capable as the current models with a fresh new look. The handling capacities are continued with a high performance Brembo braking package featuring four-piston calipers clamping down on 14-inch vented rotors up front while out back, standard Mustang GT brakes are upgraded with a Boss-specific high friction brake pad.

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New for 2013, the Ford Mustang Boss 302 features a unique hockey stick graphic that runs along the side of the car with the Boss 302 integrated into the upper fender area of the stripe. Ford has also added a thick stripe that runs down the center of the new hood that the Boss shares the heat-extracting hood with the 2013 Mustang GT. Finally, the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca features a new and unique School Bus Yellow paint with reflective Sterling Gray accents.

Other 2011 LA Auto Show News:
Chevy Reveals Full Details on Camaro ZL1 Including Price
Details of 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 - World's Most Powerful Production V8
The 2013 Ford Mustang gets a new look, the 2013 Mustang GT gets more power
BMW to debut i3 and i8 concepts at LA Auto Show

Comments

Looking forwards to the 2011 LA Auto Show, this is one of the few special cars that am particularly looking forward to see. The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 has seen good changes from its previous version and I particularly like the front fascia.