Ford Mustang Boss 302 

  • built in USA
  • 2012
  • 440 HP 5.0L
  • 146 mph
In addition to all of the performance measurements like 0-60mph, quarter mile, braking and g-forces around the track, the interface also has launch control.
by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)
And surprisingly the system lets you set the launch control all the way up to the 7,500 rpm redline – perfection!
by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford Mustang Boss 302


Mustang Boss 302
4.6 s
GT500 Coupe
3.5 s

Top speed

Mustang Boss 302
146 mph
GT500 Coupe
195 mph


Mustang Boss 302
11 s
GT500 Coupe
7.7 s

1/4 mile

Mustang Boss 302
13.2 s
GT500 Coupe
11.7 s

Data points Key details of the Ford Mustang Boss 302


Mustang Boss 302
440 HP
Camaro Z28
290 HP


Mustang Boss 302
380 ft-lb
GT500 Coupe
511 ft-lb

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Ford Mustang BOSS 302
Engines benefited from smaller valves to improve drivability while horsepower remained the same at 290.

Ford Mustang BOSS 302
To match the performance upgrades designer Larry Shinoda designed the car around black stripes and body pieces; both the trunk and hood were black and C-shaped stripes along with the BOSS 302 were standard equipment on the BOSS 302.
Just five years after the debut of the production Mustang, Semon E. “Bunkie” Knudsen signed off on a high-performance version of the Mustang which customers could have on the streets.

Ford Mustang Boss 302
“We achieved measurable improvements over GT, which was already one of the best-braking cars we’ve ever designed,” explains Clark.
“Since the 2011 Mustang GT exhaust is already so free-flowing – it came in way under our backpressure targets – we already had excellent performance; we were able to tune the exhaust system for a unique sound.

Ford Mustang Boss 302
Boss braking is also up to the challenge, using Brembo four-piston calipers acting on 14-inch vented rotors up front.
Gray also sets off the front grille, mirror caps and rear pedestal spoiler, while Laguna Seca rear badging and unique two-tone gray and silver wheels round out the exterior accents.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Type of car Production car
Year 2012
City mileage 17 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.14 lb/hp
Maximum hp 440 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 380 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM
Weight distribution 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,951 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 146 mph
1/4 mile 13.2 s
0-60mph 4.6 s
0-100mph 11 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.66:1
  2. 2: 2.43:1
  3. 3: 1.69:1
  4. 4: 1.32:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.65:1
Axle ratio 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,580 lb
Width 73.9 in
Height 55.1 in
Length 188.1 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in
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