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Old 8/13/10, 10:55 AM
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I just read the press release on the revised engine for the Boss. Wow! I'm glad to see that Ford went thru the trouble of making sure this engine will live for the full durability cycle simulating race-track conditions. There is a lot more to this engine than just a new intake manifold and 28 additional HP. Now we will have to see what kind of real-world numbers these engines produce. We all know that the 412 rating on the GT engine was understated (375-390 whp) which equates to 430-450 at the crank assuming 15% driveline loss. Even Shaun's car with just a tune and CAI is now seeing 430 at the wheels which is 495 at the crank!
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Originally Posted by 4x4xFord View Post
Love the Laguna Seca specs, hate the painted wheels/grill/roof/spoiler. Those are bad enough to kill the LS as an option. The stiffer chassis would almost sway me to buy now, but the paint makes it a non-starter.
The red roof panel is a bit too much, but the red stripes and other red accents on black look good, IMHO.
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Really disappointed in the colors, their should have been some Grabber colors on them.
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BOSS 302, Race Red, Torsen and Recaros, at MSRP, and I would buy it this afternoon.

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It seems kind of odd they didn't go all white. The Boss 302r red car even had a white spoiler along with the white roof, stripes and hood. I would have to say black on the roof in either stripe color would have been preferable. I have to say I am shocked this isn't offered in Grabber Blue. It would have been a natural color. That said I think Race Red and black stripes will work the best from a retro perspective. I would have preferred the fogs in the grill since they were obviously going for the 69 look here.

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On a separate note, the Ford media release said something about the Recaro seats that seems interesting...

"Standard Recaro front seats were designed by Ford SVT in cooperation with Recaro for high performance Mustang models, and are shared between the Boss and GT500."

Adding Recaros to the 2012 GT500?
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From the spec sheets:
Trans ratios currently listed as same as 5.0 - but mentioned to be close ratio in the press release
Weight of BOSS 302 - 3631 lbs
Weight of BOSS 302 LS - 3636 lbs - weight put to better use though.
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I was sorta hoping it would already have a lower stance...1mm in the rear, LOL. I guess the price/availability is the only question now.
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Originally Posted by LateralG View Post
BOSS 302, Race Red, Torsen and Recaros, at MSRP, and I would buy it this afternoon.

Ditto.

EDIT: Nah, I'd have to have the orange.

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Wait, are the stripes painted?! No way...
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Originally Posted by PTRocks View Post
From the spec sheets:
Trans ratios currently listed as same as 5.0 - but mentioned to be close ratio in the press release
Weight of BOSS 302 - 3631 lbs
Weight of BOSS 302 LS - 3636 lbs - weight put to better use though.
When will we find out pricing and production # estimates?

Jeff - you out there? This is what I will be ordering from you all instead of my vert!! MSRP I hope or maybe less
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Can I convince my wife I need a Bullitt and a Boss?

I love my Bullitt, but I'd really like a Boss too! Comp Orange or Yellow Blaze I think. Trouble is how to convince my significant other. Hmmmmmm!
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waiting for this was alot like waiting for the GT350 unveiling except with the exact opposite result! I am stunned, thank you Ford.
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :h ail:
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Look at that splitter, ****!

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that sound! I just keep playing it over and over. 5 seconds of bliss
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