Soon, the new 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302 will be hitting showrooms and we all know racing is the DNA of the Boss 302. The 6th-gen version of the pony car isn’t particularly wasting time hitting the track, according to Ford Racing, the 1st Q will see it rolling a new “road-race-prepared Mustang”, which in most probable scenarios will ultimately become the Ford Mustang Boss 302 for 2018. That said, the vehicle isn’t coming with a cheap price tag, but then again, racing has never been cheap. Besides, for about $90,000, the automobile giant will be ready to provide you with a factory-built, turn-key racing car that will be more than ready to take on plenty of racing series such as NASA and SCCA including the PWC (Pirelli World Challenge). The vehicle is built in Flat Rock, MI on the exact assembly line as the production-ready Mustang, but dissimilar to that of last year’s Ford Mustang. The Boss 302 is only sold with a serial number (no VIN) and will not be street legal. No details have been diverged to the public about the 302S, but we shouldn’t expect too many changes done on the car’s racing goodies. So, below is what we should expect from the 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302 racing brute.
Exterior Changes & Colors – 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Dissimilar to the Boss 302R that completed in the IMSA CTSCC (Continental SportsCar Challenge) with a mostly stock appearance, the Boss 302S is more of a classic car appearance with numerous performance-enhancing features, which include unique fiberglass hood, adjustable front splitter, adjustable rear carbon-fiber wing, and BBS racing wheels swathed in Pirelli rubber. We all remember the previous Boss 302S was provided in limited paint colors which included Grabber Blue, Performance White, and Satin Black. But the variants had a black-painted roof. For now, it doesn’t really matter what the automobile giant has done to this vehicle’s styling, because it is obviously based on the Shelby GT350R. However, what you can take to the bank is that the 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is certainly going to be offered in an n amazing body.
2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Interior Photos
Whenever building a race car, the interior always proves to be easy: just tearing everything out except for the steering wheel and instrument cluster, and adding tons of safety equipment and features. In our case, the 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302, you should expect a HANS-enabled Recaro race seats fitted with a 6-point racing harness and an FIA-spec, too.
Also, there is the 6-point roll cage tied together with Mustang’s factory unibody components. The model the 2018 version is replacing also came with a quick-release steering wheel, a window net, a two nozzle fire suppression system, and a safety net (inclined to the right side of the driver’s seat).
Engine Specs For the New 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Living up to its name, the new 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302 will most probably come with Ford’s 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 engine together with a high-capacity radiator made from aluminum. The said engine will mate to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission system that sends power to the RWD through the Torsen rear differential with 3.73 gearing. The previous Ford Mustang Boss 302 also came with unique Ford Racing tuning for the electric power steering, adjustable suspension and improved front brakes that include a 4-piston Brembo calipers clamping 2-piece 14” rotors, which are kept cool with spindle-mounted cooling ducts. Rear brakes consisted of Mustang’s factory 11.8” rotors and single-piston caliper, and the factory fuel tank is also carried over to the track as well.
Price & Release Date – 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Though lacking the crucial info about the 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302, what we know for sure is the price tag it will feature upon its official release. The Boss 302 will come with an MSRP of $89,995 for the base model. Also, we expect the units to be limited to a certain production number, most likely 50 units. The vehicle, according to a very reliable source, the vehicle should be ready for showrooms appearance before the fall of this year. Some of the potential competitors to the 2018 Ford Mustang Boss 302 include Chevrolet Camaro and Porsche Cayman.