2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
The Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition was an even more race inspired package than the normal production Boss. It featured a rear seat delete that included a cross brace, Recaro sport seats, Torsen limited slip differential, revised suspension tuning, a bigger rear stabilizer bar, a specific Laguna Seca edition badging and wheels, and a huge splitter! This and Ford's TracKey, a special key available to buyers of the 2012/13 Mustang Boss 302 that, when used, switches the dual-path powertrain control module (PCM) from streetable pony car to 444 HP track-ready stallion. Yes, the future is now. Each 12/13 Boss 302 will come with an all-black key that will start your car just like any ol' Mustang. However, if buyers wanted to get the Boss at its full potential, the RED TracKey is the answer! TracKey will give you a second set of PCM software parameters which alters more than 200 engine management systems, turning the Boss 302 into a Track Beast, increasing low-end torque and the car also received a two-stage launch control similar to that used on the Cobra Jet cars. The crazy thing is that if you want to go back to stock, all you have to do is start the car with the black key and the Boss goes back to the tame (if that even can be used) factory engine settings.
As the song goes: "Quite right, you're bloody well right" and this car meets and exceeds those expectations. Draped in black paint the straight steel panels are minding their gaps very well. The car throws back to the humble beginnings with the hockey stick cove in the door and rear quarter and a mirroring hockey stick silver graphic, starting on the front quarter, and dropping downward toward the rocker and then heading rearward. Also, it makes use of a wide racing stripe also in stick on silver, which runs from grille too windscreen on the hood. Up front a blacked-out grille with vertical red, white, and blue with prancing steed overlay in chrome is flanked by iconic shaped retro headlights sealed under clear plastic, and below is a large splitter style spoiler. On the rear is a small spoiler in silver, and the use of triple taillights, again a tip of the Mustang hat to the past. On all 4 corners we see 19-inch wheels wrapped in polished aluminum with painted black inserts, and low profile 255/40ZR19's upfront, and 285/35ZR19's on back.
Dark Charcoal suede high back bucket seats courtesy Recaro are flanking a nifty center console racing forward, housing a few storage areas and the small black knobbed shifter. On the dash we note more retro with dual deep circular gauges, with digital LED displays, again mimicking the first versions of this pony car. A suede wrapped steering wheel with the fixin's for radio, cell phone, and cruise control embedded within it to touch while eyes on the racetrack. Black carpet floods the floors and is absolutely pristine, as is headliner. The rear seats have been removed for weight, and now just a curved carpeted area with trunk through "pet door" access for those longer items. By the way the trunk is all clean and excellently covered with the correct felting in gray and black wool.
Under the hood is nestled a clean 302ci V8 with Airaid Parnelli Jones cold air intake and EFI, an MT-82 6 speed manual transmission is strapped to the rear, and way back we note a Torsen Limited Slip 8.8 inch 3.73 geared axle. In factory trim this set up produces a tire blistering 444hp, this car however goes above and beyond. The red track key no longer is functional in this configuration as it has a custom tune courtesy of the gentlemen at Bama Performance & American Muscle which gives a perfect blend of performance and drivability and comes with lifetime tunes and reflashing at no cost. We'll touch more on this in a bit...
All clean and green (actually black) underneath with power disc brakes all around in particular Brembo 4 piston front brakes. Independent coil springs for the front suspension and 3 link with a panhard bar for the rear. Dual exhaust with 2 out back and 2 out the sides are seen.
We dared not go too far, but the test track harkened, and we answered its call. My cohort and I strapped in to the perfectly supportive Recaros, engaged our seatbelts and brought the Boss to life. Key choice is no longer a deciding factor in this car, with the Bama Perfomance tune installed, the red track key is now just a key. Performance fully exceeded expectation in acceleration, handling and braking. While we don't have a stock Boss in our every expanding inventory to compare this hopped up model to we can say that after a brief conversation with the consignor we have been enlightened to the fact that with the current tune this car's performance is a blend of black key and red key performance. A perfect homologation!
With a mere 6,285 miles on her clock, it is still virtually new. Total Boss 302 that shows the competition who's really BOSS. Great retro graphics and the Recaro Interior is so sweet, it will leave a great taste in your mouth, and a small bruise on your butt! For the purists out there, the car can be returned to its original 2 Key configuration with a quick phone call to Ford Performance. Now that my friends is Boss!
1ZV-Auto Alliance International, Ford Passenger Car
B-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
P8C-Boss 302 Coupe
U-5.0L V8 444hp (Boss 302)
5-AAI: Flat Rock, MI Assy Plant
268730-Sequential Unit Number
EXT PNT UA-Black
INT TR MW-Black Cloth, Recaro Seating
AXLE BB-Ford 8.8" 3.73 Gears
TR X-MT82 6 Speed Manual
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