We all know one of the best Ford Mustang rebirths of legend in the past year has been the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang…hands down. The return of the infamous Ford 5.0-liter V8 power plant has done more for the Mustang brand than simply power the 2012 Mustang GT with a 5-oh, it has redefined a new sense of world-class quality within the Ford vehicle lineup.
Ford the 2012 year, Wards Auto has named the Ford Mustang Boss 302 V8 engine as one of the 10 best in contention. After capping 2011 with honors, the Ford 5.0 redux has once again shown its blue blood takes the cake in the categories of excellence, refinement, quality, and most importantly to us, power with reliability. What’s more, the Mustang’s 5.0 V8 was the largest displacement engine in the top 10 and the sole v-banked 8-cylinder to receive notoriety. Even more interesting? The 5.0 is amongst good company on the top 10 list, with other makes like Audi and BMW padding up the additional awards.
The selection of the 10 best didn’t come easily for the editors at Wards–they spent the better part of 4th quarter 2011 tooling around in 36 different vehicles which made the cut, rating each one of them on power, technology, economy, noise, vibration, and refinement. No instrumental gauging was performed; this was a pure test of spirit, form, and fashion.
If you are curious to see the 5.0-liter Boss 302′s competition, hit the Wards link and be sure to tune into the 1/11/2012 ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show to get a complete dosage of awesome.
Source: Ward’sCategories: 2012 Mustang, 2013 Mustang, Ford