The brilliant Laguna Seca Package found its way back on the order sheet for 2013; however its appearance was toned down and sported a more mature, less garish appearance. As with the previous year color choices were restricted to two and while Black came back Ingot Silver was dropped in favor of the eye popping School Bus Yellow. With this and other styling changes and restrained trim, the 2013 Laguna Seca looked mean and purposeful, more suitable to its mission as a weekend track terror.
A new hockey stick graphic featuring reflective stripes was added to the new Boss, calling back the 1970 Boss 302. 2013 Boss 302 and Boss Laguna Seca models feature new School Bus Yellow paint, honoring Parnelli Jones’ 1970 Trans-Am championship car prepared by Bud Moore.
Boss Laguna Seca 302 has new Sterling Gray accents and will be available in vintage School Bus Yellow and black paint offerings, complemented by hockey stick stripes and gray interior rear cross-brace. Gray also sets off the front grille, mirror caps and rear pedestal spoiler, while Laguna Seca rear badging and unique two-tone gray and silver wheels round out the exterior accents. Unlike the previous model, the roof will not feature colored accents.
2013 Boss Laguna Seca 302 cars were available in either Black or School Bus Yellow and 2013 also saw the addition of tire mobility kit and black side mirrors. Like the other Mustangs, HID headlamps and LED-surround taillamps became standard. Also added were an updated grille and splitter, plus new functional hood extractors. The grille is noticeably changed on 2013 models, curving upwards in the middle noticeably. Some detractors regard this as a more “bulbous” look and prefer the 2012. However, the “fog lamp deletes” (the blank circles of where the rally-style fog lights would usually be) on the 2013 model are removable. Taking them off can open up the grille to get even more air flow.
In all respects the “regular” Boss 302 was an epic sports car, easily the best overall Mustang Ford had ever made to that point. At the time though the team at Ford felt that the Boss 302 could be developed even further so they set out to do just that and delivered the Laguna Seca Package. Aimed at racers more interested in on-track performance than creature comforts, the Boss 302 Laguna Seca has increased body stiffness, a firmer chassis set-up and an aerodynamics package carried over almost in its entirety from the Ford Racing Boss 302R.
Named after the famed track where a Boss 302 won the first race of the 1970 Trans-Am season, the Laguna Seca was designed to be the ultimate track car. Improving on the Boss 302’s already formidable performance, the Laguna Seca was shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa R compound competition performance tires mounted on unique red-painted machined aluminum wheels that were sized 19×10-inches at the rear. At the rear the Laguna Seca was fitted with even stiffer springs, larger stabilizer bar and the Torsen helical limited-slip rear differential was included. A chassis stiffening rear redcross X-brace was installed in place of the rear seat and the front brakes received huge cooling ducts to keep temperatures getting too high during track duty. Rounding out the mechanical changes was a transmission oil cooler scoop.
For 2013 the Boss 302 kept the sporting the styling changes that benefitted all Mustangs across the line. Mechanically the car remained unchanged as there was little reason for engineers to fiddle with the Boss’s near perfect package. Any changes to the Boss 302 for 2013 revolved around the esthetics of the car. Along with the front and rear end styling refinements found on Mustang GT’s the standard Boss 302 wore new low-gloss black reflective hood and hockey stick side graphics that were inspired by the 1970 Boss 302. The roof was now finished in the same colour as the rest of the car and the rear spoiler was painted in a low-gloss black to match the striping package. Colors on the standard Boss 302 were Performance White, School Bus Yellow, Race Red, Grabber Blue and the funky Gotta Have It Green Metallic Tri-Coat. Inside little had changed.
Equipment Group 501A Laguna Seca Package
5.0 L TI-VCT 444 HP engine
6 speed manual transmission
3.73:1 limited slip TOSEN helical gear differential $1,995 with Recaro front seats
19×9 Front and 19×10 rear red painted aluminum wheels
Power sideview mirrors with integrated blind spot mirrors
Stainless steel Bright rolled dual exhaust tips
Unique rear springs and larger stabilizer bar
Front brake cooling ducts
Front air splitter (uninstalled)
Body color matching side view mirrors with integrated blind spot mirrors
Pirelli P Zero CORSA R compound competition performance tires
Gauge pack with oil pressure, water temperature and dynamic performance gauge
rear seat delete with red cross “X” car brace
Sport cloth bucket seats with Red BOSS 302 embroidered logo