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2012 Mustang Boss offers up Jekyll & Hyde with 2 keys

Prospective owners who eventually take the reins of the new 2012 Mustang Boss will be further surprised at the latest pet feature unveiled by Ford today.  The pony car will be offered in twin-key fashion; one key, adorned with a black Boss logo & another key in a racing red hue (the TracKey) which turns the Mustang Boss 302 into a tarmac-ripping beast.  This project was spearheaded by the Mustang engineering team, Ford Racing, and TracKey, adding a complete powertrain control module (PCM) program to be activated solely by the turn of a specific key.  Over 200 engine management settings are adjusted, increasing torque, engaging two-stage launch control, and summary aggressive performance in order to tackle the track.

So just how does the magic happen?  Keep reading to get a view from behind the curtain in the Ford Press Release.

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The 5.0 Mustang is Back!

The 5.0-liter 32-valve V-8 412HP 390TQ

The 5.0-liter 32-valve V-8 412HP 390TQ

In case you’ve been under a rock since 1996, when the 5.0-liter V-8 dropped from the Ford Mustang power plant offerings in favor of the 4.6-liter modular power plant, there’s a certain note of news humming about.  That’s right–the 5.0 Mustang is back!  Hey, better late than never, right?  Well, Ford’s made sure the entrance is sure to be a memorable one with the recent update to the S197 platform’s looks, feel, and refinement.  Add to the 5.0 liters of sweet sounding harmony over 400hp & 390tq, a new variable camshaft timing system, and balanced & pressurized oil systems for a smoother torque curve, and you’ve got yourself a Mustang of the future, today.

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The Ford Boss 302R Mustang

Ford Racing is introducing the BOSS 302R

Ford Racing introduces the BOSS 302R

That’s right, Ford Mustang fans–the BOSS is back!  Many aftermarket players have sought to capitalize upon the classic Ford moniker with tributes paying homage to the original.  Somehow, some way, the attempts at achieving the magic have been all but completely satisfying.  To quote Mr. Clarkson…”Until now.”

Ford Racing just took us forward with a glance back at the magical past that was the BOSS 302 Mustang.  The Mustang BOSS 302R is a complete factory-built race car, prepped for time trials in any imaginable circuit.  Boy Racers beware; your wallets are about to take a trip down a path often feared taken.  The BOSS 302R brings back 5.0 liters of American V-8 muscle and crams all those ponies into a tightly-knit, track-capable Ford Mustang.  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Ford Press Release.

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