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2012 FORD BOSS 302 MUSTANG ' LAGUNA SECA' EDITION

The First Generation Boss 302

The original Boss 302 Mustang was designed by Larry Shinoda, a former General Motors employee. The car featured a reflective "c-stripe", fake air scoops in the rear quarter panel fenders of the regular production 1969 Mustangs were eliminated on the Boss 302, (only), and a black horizontal rear window shade and a blackout hood were both options. It was one of the first production models with a front spoiler and rear deck wing. The name "Boss" came about when Shinoda was asked what project he was working on, he answered "the boss's car" because the project was a secret. Also Shinoda had called it the "Boss" as an homage to the new President of Ford Semon "Bunkie" Knudson who had attracted Shinoda over from GM's Chevrolet Division.

Changes for the 1970 model year included side "hockey stick" stripes which started along the top of the hood, along with the 1970 grille which replaced the 4 headlights with two vents in the outside position while retaining dual headlights inside the grille. The dual exhaust system was redesigned, along with the competition suspension and a Hurst shifter. The intake valves were slightly smaller, and cast aluminum valve covers replaced chrome. With a suggested price of $3,720, a total of 7,013 were sold.

The SCCA Trans-Am series became very popular in the late 1960s, especially after the birth of the "Pony Car". It was almost a type of "stock-car" racing and was usually held on road courses. Race cars were limited in maximum engine displacement to 5 liters (305 cubic inches). In an effort to be competitive, most of the Detroit car manufacturers produced some impressive variables of their "pony cars" lineups in both road and track trim. For homologation purposes they were equipped with high-performing variants of their "small" 300-inch class V8 engines in order to make as much power as possible.

The Boss 302 program was part of the effort by the Ford Motor Company to win the coveted SCCA Trans-Am Championship in 1969 and 1970. Penske Camaros had pretty much cleaned the clock of the competition in 1968 and 1969. Team Penske switched to AMC Javelin the following year so the Boss 302's direct competition in the 1970 series were the AAR Cudas, the Pontiac Firebird, the Team Chaparral Camaros, and the Penske AMC Javelins. The Ford entry for 1969 and 1970 was the Boss 302 Mustang. The factory effort was headed up by Bud Moore, who fielded two cars in the 1970 season. He clearly won the Championship that year. The Bud Moore Mustangs edged out Team Penske's Javelins, and lead Penske driver Mark Donohue lost out to Bud Moore driver Parnelli Jones. He became the 'Carroll Shelby' for Ford..

Second Generation (2012–2013)

Ford took thier time reviving the Boss 302 nameplate for 2012. Perhaps, it was the reception at the 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction to The First 2012 Boss 302 Mustang Laguna Seca Edition. It sold for an amazing $450,000 with the proceeds going to the Junvenile Diabetes Foundation. The only Blue Laguna Seca caused such a commotion, there is no surprise Ford would decide to add it to their line-up.  It was built on the 2-door- 2+2 Sports Coupe format (actually a 5th generation Mustang) and carried the 5.0 Liter V8 6 speed manual transmission with a 107" wheelbase (188.1" length), and a curb weight of 3621 lbs. This revived nameplate took the Standard 5.0 V8 and ;enhanced it' with an upgraded intake system, forged rotating assembly, CNC ported heads, revised camshafts and high flow "runners in the box" intake taken from Ford's 302R racecar. It produces 444+ horsepower – 32 hp over the standard GT’s 412 hp. Though the engine loses about 10 lb·ft). of torque at peak when compared to the standard GT. It is rated at 380 lb·ft and comes with a Six-Speed MT-82 Manual Transmission. A solid rear axle with 3.73:1 differential uses carbon fiber plates in its Limited Slip Differential or the optional Torsen Differential. The quad exhaust system was created with two standard Mustang GT outlets and two side pipes that exit on either side of the rear crossover. The side pipes send the exhaust through metal "Attenuation" discs to create an appealing 'growling' exhaust sound. The discs are removable and include a spacer plate sized to match aftermarket exhaust dump valves.

The Boss 302 takes the Mustang GT’s suspension and adds higher-rate coil springs, stiffer bushings, and a much large diameter rear stabilizer bar. The body is lowered 11 mm (0.433 in) up front and just 1 mm (0.039 in) in the rear to give it a more raked stance designed to recall the original. The shock absorbers are actually manually adjustable at the shock tower by using a flat head screwdriver. The standard Mustang traction control system and electronic stability control programs have been altered with a new intermediate 'Sport Mode' designed to allow for more flexibility on the track. The Aero Package ( spoilers, splitters, etc.) is almost entirely copied from the Boss 302R race car. The 19-inch-alloy racing wheels are 9-inches wide up front and 9.5-inches out back and come fitted with 255/40-19 (front) and 285/35-19 (rear) Pirelli P-Zero tires. The last thing you're likely to see if you race against one is the map of the Laguna Race Track on the Rear badge... :-)

The Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition is actually a further Performance Boosted version of the Boss 302. Additions include Recaro Sport Seats, a Torsen Limited Slip Rear Differential (both optional on the standard Boss 302), revised Suspension Tuning with uniqueSpring and Samper rates, and a Larger Rear Stabilizer. The Laguna Seca model loses its rear seats, which are replaced by a Coss-Car X-Brace to increase structural rigidity approximately 10%. It rides on 19x9-inch front (255/40-19) and 19x10 inch rear (285/35-19) Llight-weight Alloy Wheels with R-compound Ultra High-Performance Tires. Ford Racing Front Brake Ducts help cool the brakes. Each Laguna Seca Model comes with a RED KEY that activates the Computer Performance to Race Track Level. This can only be done at the FORD Dealership.

The 2012 Laguna Seca Boss 302 came in two colors – Black (626) or Ingot Silver (159)– with a red roof and red accents. For 2013, color choices included both 'School Bus Yellow' and 'Black', both with reflective matte silver stripes. Both carry a more aggressive front splitter and a larger rear spoiler increase downforce for high speed track use. It was revealed Ford supposidely produced 750 Laguna Seca versions for both 2012 and 2013 years (1500 total). In actuality, it was 787 for 2012. These woukld be considered the Last & best of the Straight-Axle Mustangs, yet the FIRST re-use of the coveted "Boss 302" nomenclature by Ford. Used 'Laguna' Sales (Auction & Private Retail) have proven The First Issue will always be worth more * Manheim Auction sales. 

The limited-edition Laguna Seca is designed to bridge the gap between the Boss 302 and the Boss 302R. Since Ford was intially lax in revealing any serious details from the testings performed on the 'new' Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca , Sport-Auto Magazine took it upon themselves to run a performance test on the car at Hockenheim. The results were more than impressive: The Laguna Seca had better braking then the Porsche 991, was faster then the Aston Martin DBS, Audi R8, Ferrari California and BMW M3 ! So, it's definetley a Road Rocket.

Our car is equipped as follows:

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 A GREAT 'FUTURE COLLECTIBLE'    1 OF 787 BUILT
 ONE OF 626 IN BLACK & RED- LOADED WITH THE OPTIONS
BLACK 'RECARO' SEATS IN ALCANTRA SUEDE
REAR SEAT 'DELETE' WITH X-TORSION BRACE
MT-82 6-SPEED  TRANSMISSION
3:73 REAR W/ 'TORSEN' HELICAL LIMITED SLIP DIFF.
STAGGERED SIZE RED PAINTED WHEELS / 'R' COMPOUND TIRES
SIDE STRIPES / LAGUNA LOGO'S & SPEC. GAS CAP
BOSS 302 PACKAGE W/ 'RUNNER IN THE BOX' INTAKE
AIR CONDITIONING AND PREMIUM SOUND STEREO /CD
'JOB 1' PACKAGE / RED ACCENT STRIPES/ SPEC.GAUGES
5.0 L 4V DOHC ENGINE 444+ HP / 7,500 RPM / HI-LIFT CAMS
BREMBO 4W DISC BRAKES & LOWER DIFFUSER 'SPLITTER' SPOILER
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:

FORD RACING OIL COOLER         FORD TRANSMISSION AIR SCOOP
 BOSS 'PACKAGE': CAR COVER WITH SPECIAL R. SPOILER (558)
SPECIAL ORDER FORD 'RACING SHIFTER' & BOSS SHIFT BALL

~ RED KEY ACTIVATED ~

2,026 ORIGINAL MILES ~ #LS121 ~ NEVER 'TRACKED'
                                            PERSONALLY SIGNED BY
'PARNELLI JONES' RACE DRIVER
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                                                                                            ALL RESEARCH DONE THROUGH FORD MOTOR CO. RESOURCES, 'SPORT-AUTO' MAGAZINE, FORD SHOWROOM BROCHURES. AND INTERNET SITES.Ford produced 3250 standard Boss 302 models and 750 Laguna Seca models for 2012 as well for 2013 (8000 total).

Laguna Seca edition has map of track on rear badge

The Boss 302 a Seca Boss 302 is still powered by the same 440 horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 found in the Boss 302 but engineer’s decided to concentrate their focus on how to move this beast around a track quicker than anything in its class including the BMW M3. Ford engineer’s started with weight reduction by removing the rear seats and than in its place they added a  cross-car X-brace that stiffens the rear chassis by as much as 10 percent.  Also on the inside Recaro seats built by Ford SVT are standard plus an Alcantara wrapped race steering wheel provides the driver unmatched grip for any situation they may encounter on the track.

In the wheels and tires department the Laguna Seca package uses lightweight 19-inch alloy racing wheels with an R-compound ultra-high-performance tire.

Other enhancements over the standard Boss 302 include higher rate springs, larger rear stabilizer bar, aggressive front splitter and larger rear spoiler which can add as much as 90 pounds of downforce at 140 mph.


The limited edition Laguna Seca Boss 302 is still powered by the same 440 horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 found in the Boss 302 but engineer’s decided to concentrate their focus on how to move this beast around a track quicker than anything in its class including the BMW M3. Ford engineer’s started with weight reduction by removing the rear seats and than in its place they added a  cross-car X-brace that stiffens the rear chassis by as much as 10 percent.  Also on the inside Recaro seats built by Ford SVT are standard plus an Alcantara wrapped race steering wheel provides the driver unmatched grip for any situation they may encounter on the track.

In the wheels and tires department the Laguna Seca package uses lightweight 19-inch alloy racing wheels with an R-compound ultra-high-performance tire.

Other enhancements over the standard Boss 302 include higher rate springs, larger rear stabilizer bar, aggressive front splitter and larger rear spoiler which can add as much as 90 pounds of downforce at 140 mph.