Reports have begun to surface that Ford will take it to the streets, “it” being the brute-force 2011 Mustang Boss 302R. You remember the Boss 302R. We told you about it last December.
The $79,000 limited edition racer was aimed at numerous Grand-Am, SCCA and NASA classes. The base model claimed a 5.0-liter four-valve engine and a six-speed manual transmission, with a roll cage, race seats, safety harness, data acquisition and race dampers/springs, and a Brembo brake and tire package included in the deal.
Ford said just 50 Boss 302R units would be built, but lately a couple of sites have been reporting a change of plans. 4wheelsnews.com said Ford executive vice-president Mark Fields spilled the beans.
At a recent dealer conference, Fields told his audience, “We did the Bullitt, we did a Mach 1, we did the C/S. I can’t tell you what the next special edition Mustang will be, but I can give you a hint.”
Then a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang drove across the stage. “Is that a subtle enough hint?” Fields asked. Could be, could be. Or it could be we’ll see a version of the 302R before much longer.