Not many of us have had the chance to sample the re-invigorated Boss 302 but for those who have, the car has left an indelible mark. But to really sample the potential of this 444 horsepower beast you need the road to do it on.
In motorsports circles, the name Justin Bell probably doesn't need much of an introduction. The son of Derek Bell, he's also a former Le Mans winner and won the FIA GT2 world championship driving for Team ORECA. Since 2009 he's been hosting eBay Motors' "The World's Fastest Car Show" and recently decided to give Ford's new Boss a workout.
Unlike his double victory at St Petersburg in the SCCA World Challenge race earlier this year; this time out the car was a street ready Boss and the venue was greater LA's infamous Mulholland Drive. A winding stretch of two lane black top, which ribbons its way through the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, it's long been a favorite stomping ground for car guys to have a bit of fun.
As a result, in keeping with the Mustang's late '60s theme, Bell decided to don a retro Ford Gulf racing jacket and saddle up. Although the famous thoroughfare is a little broken up in spots today, there's still plenty of opportunity to have some fun.
With the four-way exhaust growling through the corners, the segment almost feels like a sequel to Bullitt, the sound emitting from the Boss 302's tailpipes not entirely different from Frank's Highland Green '68 Fastbacl.
And what did Bell think? Well for one thing, he said that having traction control on the Boss 302 is a bit like "a teeny weeny bikini on Kim Kardashian, in the end it is going to lose the battle." Click below for a retro inspired rip roaring romp.