2012 Mustang Boss 302 Offered with Racing TracKey
We are talking about two keys, a black one and a red one. If the driver uses the first, he will receive 444 hp with a street engine setup, while the second key will bring out the motorsport animal in the ‘Stang Boss.
"From an engine management standpoint, we've done just about everything possible to give TracKey users a full race car experience," explains Jeff Seaman, Mustang powertrain engineer. "It's not for use on the street. For example, the deceleration is set up to preserve the brakes, and the throttle response is very aggressive. A skilled driver on a closed course will really appreciate the benefits."
Co-developed by Mustang Engineers and Ford Racing, Trackey offers a second set of powertrain control module (PCM) software, which can be activated by a special key. When the driver uses the red key, over 200 parameters of the vehicle's 5.0 liter V8 are modified, turning the stock vehicle in a competition-ready vehicles.
The adjustment affects the variable cam timing, spark maps, engine braking, fuel control and other parameters. Trackday enthusiasts also get a two-stage launch control.
"Anything that could possibly affect all-out performance is deleted from the TracKey calibration," said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. "Throttle limiting and torque management and any daily driveability enhancements are removed and replaced with a pure Ford Racing competition calibration."
In addition to that, Ford announced that it will allow customers to enjoy a complimentary track day at Miller Motorsports Park (Tooele, UT), in order for them to test their new American automotive dream.
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