Packing a 5.0l V8 engine borrowed from a 2011 Mustang GT, the car is capable of developing 440 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to some clever adjustments brought to the intake system, the race-inspired clutch and transmission.
To handle the increased power in the Boss (the GT version packs 412 horsepower), Ford's engineering team fitted the Boss with higher-rate coil springs on all four corners, stiffer suspension bushings and a larger-diameter rear stabilizer.
The vehicle rides 11 millimeters lower at the front and 1 millimeter lower at the rear compared to the GT version. The stability and handling of the model is further enhanced by the adjustable shocks and struts.
Mechanical tweaks are not however all the elements which will set the Boss apart from its GT cousin. Even all the exterior enhancements, eye-pleasing as they might be, hide the need to create a more aerodynamic, track-worthy vehicle.
Each Boss will come with a unique fascia and grille with blocked-off fog lamp openings and lower splitter and will be equipped with either a black or white roof panel. The car will be made available in Competition Orange, Performance White, Kona Blue Metallic, Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat Metallic and Race Red.
The Boss sits on lightweight 19-inch black alloy racing wheels in 9 inches in front and 9.5 inches in the rear. Shoed in Pirelli PZero summer tires, the wheels hide Brembo four-piston front calipers with vented brake shields and unique Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) tuning.
On the interior, Boss brings a unique steering wheel covered in Alcantara suede, Recaro seats, dark metallic instrument panel finish, black pool-cue shifter ball and “Powered by Ford” door sill plates.
Although pricing or release date for the model have not yet been announced, Ford also let slip news of a limited edition of the Boss 302, dubbed Laguna Seca. It will feature increased body stiffness, a firmer chassis set-up and an aerodynamics package taken from the Ford Racing Boss 302R.