Ford Motor Company
August 9, 2011

I drove the Boss 302 for the better part of two weeks and don’t even remember turning on the radio (okay, maybe I did crank my iPod). It turns heads and makes you feel like you own the road. With it’s tunable steering, adjustable dampers, throaty pipes, and grippy brakes, the Boss is oh-so racy, but oh-so civilized. The Boss is definitely back—and I want one now!

Run Summary
Run 60-foot ET/MPH
1. 1.814 12.421/110.87
2. 1.759 12.079/113.93
3. 1.760 12.172/113.40
4. 1.733 12.084/114.03
5. 1.768 12.214/114.06
Notes: All runs were made using a stock ’12 Boss 302 with 275/40R-17-inch M/T ET Street Radial tires. We cooled the engine between runs using fans, but ran with the engine at operating temperature since it made the most power on our dyno in this trim. Driving technique consisted of a short Second-gear burnout and while slipping the clutch slightly on launch, as opposed to completely dumping the clutch. We powershifted each time, keeping the throttle wide open during all upshifts and crossing the finish line in Fourth gear.—Ed.
Run 1 4,000-rpm launch, bogged slightly, missed Fourth gear
Run 2 4,800-rpm launch, slipped clutch slightly, very minor wheel spin, powershifted all gears at 7,400 rpm
Run 3 5,000-rpm launch, short-shifted at about 7,100 rpm
Run 4 5,000-rpm launch, same as run 2
Run 5 Same technique, but far worse weather conditions with 100-percent humidity

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