New Book, ‘Boss Mustang: The Return of the Baddest Mustang of All Time’


A new Ford Mustang book has been made available for pre-order from, ‘Boss Mustang: The Return of the Baddest Mustang of All Time’.  The 160 page hardcover book published by Motorbooks is dedicated to the return of the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 which Ford resurrected for a second go around.  Not many details have been released about the book but we do know the author is Donald Farr, longtime Mustang Monthly Magazine staff member and author of Mustang Boss 302: Ford’s Trans-Am Ponycar along with co-writing How to Restore Your Mustang with Mustang Monthly founder Larry Dobbs.  The book can be pre-ordered at for $19.80 and should be shipping sometime in late August.

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Product Description:

Of the legendary names in the history of the Ford Mustang, one stands apart: BOSS. Originally created to homologate the new Boss 302 engine and option package for SCCA Trans-Am racing, the Mustang Boss 302 debuted for the 1969 model year and was built in limited numbers for the street. Designed by the legendary Larry Shinoda, the Boss cars were easily distinguished from their less potent stablemates by their race-bred powerplants, standard spoilers, and bold graphics.

With no small amount of fanfare today, Ford is paying homage to its performance past with the reintroduction of the 5.0-liter V-8 in the Mustang GT. Though no longer the iron-block, pushrod Windsor engine of yore, Ford’s newest iteration of a DOHC, modular V-8 is the most potent base Mustang GT motor yet, topping 400 horsepower.

For the 2012 model year, Ford is at long last reviving the most revered of all Mustang models: BOSS. With a new racing counterpart and a modern street version that makes more than 440 horsepower, the Boss is truly back!

  1. The Boss 302 appears to be a great model, except for two caveats that will keep many of them off the streets. First, the limited production run will inflate the price and limit availability. Second, many 18-40 year olds will be ashamed to be seen driving in the available color schemes, which will favor older collectors buying and storing cars for future auctions. I hope someday Ford will see fit to offer a ‘stealth’ Boss 302 for those of us who like to drive cars with speed but without gaudy paint.

  2. I love mustangs. My first car was a 1970 Fastback and I’m lucky I didn’t have a higher HP on it like the Boss 302. I like the colors that are available, and would likely ruin my no speeding tickets record with one.

    But I’ve entered the Win the Mustangs sweepstakes has two Boss 302 Mustangs they are giving away that are amazing! I’d prefer the 2012 Boss 302 but you also win the restored 1969 Boss 302 from Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes.

  3. …The Boss 302 Mustang was a high performance variant produced in 1969 and 1970. It was produced for the while the Mustang which was produced the same years was built around a larger engine. .Boss 302 engine with the shaker hood scoop…The Camaro Mustang rivalry had begun in 1967 with the introduction of the Camaro by .

  4. .Ford has yet to release official production numbers for the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 but the information has been possibly leaked by an unlikely source. In the books description details are given about how long the Boss 302 will be produced and how many will be built .For the 2012 model year Ford is at long last reviving the most revered of all Mustang models. As with the first iteration the new Boss Mustang will be built for two model years only and just 4 000 cars will be produced each year 3 500 street cars and 500 R race cars..If this is to believed only 8000 Boss 302 Mustangs will be built for 2012 and 2013 1000 of those being R models.

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