Specifications of a 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302.
Engine and Transmission
Performance is what you want and the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 delivers it in spades. This model is outfitted with a 5.0-liter (302 cubic foot) V-8 engine that bangs out 444 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 380 foot-pounds of stroke at 4,500 rpm. This double overhead cam engine is paired with a short-throw, close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission for optimum shifting capabilities.
Other features that enhance the Boss 302’s driving characteristics include a limited slip 3.73 rear axle that makes use of carbon fiber clutch plates, with optional Torsen differential available. This model features firmer coil springs and suspension bushings at all four corners, a larger diameter rear stabilizer bar, manually adjustable shocks and struts, 19-inch racing wheels set within Pirelli P Zero summer tires, and 14-inch vented font rotors with Brembo 4-piston calipers. A front splitter and a rear spoiler are standard.
Like all current Mustang models, the Boss sits on a 107.1-inch wheelbase and is 188.5 inches long, 73.9 inches wide and 55.8 inches tall. You get 81.0 cubic feet of passenger volume and enjoy a 13.4 cubic foot trunk.
Unlike most other Mustangs, the Boss 302 seats two adults as Ford removed its rear seat. That’s good because all other ‘Stangs make the rear seat a torture test for everyone except your small children.
Along with its bright yellow paint scheme you can choose a Boss Laguna Seca model that offers sterling gray accents. Its reflective graphics package is a first for a modern production car. When an oncoming car’s headlights hit the stripes they come to life.
Inside, the Boss features heated Recaro seats with gray logos built right in. Hands-free connectivity is a must and Ford SYNC offers voice-activated calling via any Bluetooth-connected mobile phone. You can control the USB-connected digital music player by voice too, enabling you to keep your hands on the wheel and stick at all times.
The cabin offers a soft, one-piece instrument panel with two oversized analog dials that flank a digital driver’s information center. An available Shaker audio system with HD radio features six speakers and two subwoofers. Manual air-conditioning is standard.
Convenience features include a pair of covered upholders, map pockets, two power points, a locking console with full armrest and storage, illuminated sun visors with storage, scuff plates, and bright clutch, brake and accelerator pedals.
Photos courtesy of the Ford Motor Company.