The Car Coach: Mustang Boss
The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca is all about power and good looks. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.
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Model - 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
MPG - 15 city/ 26 hwy mpg.
Engine - 5.0L, V-8 444 hp.
Transmissions: 6-speed manual
Price - $42,200
Test vehicle: $49,990
Crash Test Rating: 4 star
Warranty: 3 year / 36,000 miles
The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca was born in 1969. For the first time in 42 years, a road racing legend returns. The exterior looks every bit as lean and mean as its predecessor, backed with a 444-hp beast under the hood.
The Boss 302, inspired by its history, offers the following features:
•Unique suspension tuning, including fully adjustable shock absorbers, which make it possible to optimize the suspension to individual racetracks
•Quad exhausts surround you in that unmistakable growl
•Boss 302 brake system is engineered to improve stopping on the road and track by using Brembo brakes which gives it equal stopping and going power.
The 2013 Mustang Boss 302 with Laguna Seca Package adds speedy elements such as race-compound tires, an aggressive front air splitter and rear pedestal spoiler, standard Torsen differential and Recaro seats, additional track gauges, and even deletes the rear seat and adds a rear cross-brace to save weight and add torsional rigidity.
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•Power - power - power
•Great sounding exhaust
•Optional race key
•Rough ride - hey, it's a sportscar!
•Rear visibility is limited
•Tight back seats
The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca is an impressive sports car that will fill your need for speed and make you smile whenever you drive away.