Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - 50 Shades Of Green
It's green, mean, and all-out sexy!
Its swag demands your attention, and its stellar looks keep your eyes glued to its curvature. Yes, it's a 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302. Yes, it's powered by a 2.3L Whipple supercharger. And yes, it makes 565 rwhp. But one thing remains unsuited—it's a lone wolf amongst a stable of Mopars in Cindi Crowe's driveway.
Cindi is the boss of this Boss, and lives in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. She's a newcomer to the Blue Oval world, but it's about time she planted her feet where they belong. Cindi's sort of a got-to-have-it kind of woman, and what better fits her persona than a Gotta Have It Green (GHIG) '13 Boss 302. So why green, you ask? Well ... because, that's why!
It's a bit of a mystery to us as well as Cindi, but she's had a passion for the color green since she was a child.
"I don't know where it came from, but I've always liked the color green," Cindi told us. "The first car I bought was an '07 Dodge Charger Daytona edition in Sublime Green brand new. My husband, Brian, and I also own an '09 Sublime Green Challenger, '10 RS/SS Camaro painted Green with Envy, '09 ACR Viper in Snake Skin Green, a Hills Green 2500 Dodge pickup truck, and now the Boss Mustang. They are all green." So Cindi loves green. But where did it start? And why a Mustang?
According to Cindi, she and her husband collect both old and new muscle cars. It's obvious they have a certain fondness for Mopars, but Cindi wanted the one thing they didn't have—a Mustang.
Jim Frie, marketing coordinator for Cervini's, met the Crowes in 2010 at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. "We built and painted a custom hood for their '09 Challenger in 2010. In 2012, they approached me again about building a Mustang. Originally, Cervini's was interested in building a '13 GTHG Boss 302 to manufacture new parts, but once Cindi heard it was green, she said she would like to purchase it and send it to us to build."
Cindi purchased her new green toy from Lilliston Ford out of Vineland, New Jersey, in July 2012, conveniently located about five miles away from Cervini's headquarters; then it was immediately sent to Cervini's to begin transformation. Cindi and Brian Crowe own and operate Crowe Transportation, a warehousing and transportation servicing company. Every October it holds a charity car show to gather all makes and models for a one-of-a-kind gathering. This was the Boss' scheduled debut date. That left Cervini's only six weeks to get things done.
Outside, Cervini's installed and painted its prototype C-series and Stalker exterior pieces. Included in the C-series are the chin spoiler, side skirts, rear valance, and side exhaust; and the rear has been upgraded with a Stalker rear spoiler. Other prototype pieces include the carbon-fiber quarter-window covers and the upper and lower grilles.
With the exterior looking fresh, it was time to upgrade in the horsepower department. A JLT Performance carbon-fiber CAI helps feed cool air, and as we mentioned earlier, the Boss sports a 2.3L FRPP Whipple supercharger, cranking out 565 rwhp and 542 ft-lb of torque. Exhaust gases flow through American Racing longtube headers and mid-pipe, and tuning was handled thanks to John Lund and SCT software.
With the Boss complete, it was shipped to the Crowe's home, where it eventually made its debut to the public. Afterwards, it was shipped back to Cervini's for official product installation.
"It's not everyday that someone hands you the keys to a brand-new Boss 302 and tells you to have at it," Frie told us. "There were a couple times that Cindi and Brian were on the fence about something, but in the end, they love how everything turned out."
Today the Boss rests nestled between the likes of its green Mopar brethren, only driven on clear and sunny days. Cindi told us she loves her Challenger, but likes the Mustang because it's newer and looks great. It only sports 350 original miles at the moment.
We wish she would drive her Ford a little more often—once she does, she may have a new favorite ride within her muscle car stable, one of the Blue Oval heritage.