Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
LAGUNA SECA BOSS, #MP0005, 53K MILES, PRICED TO MOVE, LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE
One drive in this 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition will have you convinced that these are the glory years of pony car performance. Not even the original Boss could claim to be so perfectly engineered by the factory for track performance, yet at the same time so civilized that you can drive it every day. If you want a future collectable, forget the porky GT500 and take this Boss home instead.
Any American with a pulse will recognize this Mustang instantly. The shape is so full of vintage Ford DNA that could pass a paternity test with Steve McQueen's '67 fastback, and the Boss 302 decals are dead-ringers for Larry Shinoda's original design. The car comes by its credentials honestly, and with the Laguna Seca package, it looks like it just stepped off the race track and hasn't yet peeled off its racing suit. A deep chin splitter is probably great for pinning the car to the pavement at speed, but you should use care around town to keep from scuffing it. The black paint is worlds better than you'd expect from a production car, suggesting that maybe Ford recognizes that these cars will be icons for decades to come. This is one of the rare Boss 302s that has actually been driven, but thanks to a very careful owner, it still looks very, very good despite the mileage. Forget low-mileage garage queens, this one is dialed-in and ready to rock at a discounted price!
If you had any concerns that this car wasn't the real deal, one glance at those heavily bolstered Recaro seats with provisions for 5-point harnesses should dispel them instantly. Ford promotes the car as track ready, and after adding those aforementioned harnesses, you're ready to rock. The steering wheel is wrapped in grippy leather, the shifter knob is exactly the right size for your palm, and the gauges tell you exactly what you need to know, when you need to know it. The rest of the interior is standard Mustang, which is to say, pretty darned good all around, and while the original Boss was stripped down to fighting weight, this one includes A/C, power windows, cruise control, a tilt column, and a kickin' sound system that can actually compete with the bellowing exhaust. Oh, and one other thing: the Laguna Seca is strictly a 2-seater, with the back seat jettisoned for weight savings and the opening reinforced with a cross brace to sharpen handling. This car also includes a built-in harness bar for the 5-point belts; you know, just in case.
The Boss 302 comes by its name honestly, with a 5.0 liter DOHC V8 living under the hood. With 444 horsepower on tap, it rips savagely through the quarter mile in about twelve-and-a-half seconds, completely destroying anything built in the '60s. They dressed it up for show, but the combat-ready gear is hidden, in the form of adjustable shocks, special springs and sway bars, and massive disc brakes at all four corners that can take the punishment of hot lap after hot lap. The 6-speed manual shifts crisply, feeding a Torsen limited slip and 3.73 gears, so it digs out of corners like it's attached to a giant recoiling rubber band. With a tunable exhaust, you'll find yourself looking for excuses to pull it through the gears, and special alloy wheels with contrasting red inserts and grippy BFGoodrich radials round out the package.
The hottest Mustang in years, the Boss was refreshing. It's a sure-fire collectable that's already commanding a substantial premium. Or you could just take this one home today. Call now!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 5.0 Liter Coyote V8
- Transmission Type
- 6 Speed Manual
- Body Or Basic Color
- 53,120 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Racing Bucket Seats
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console