Photos of the 2018 Mustang tease the potential for a new Boss 302.
The Ford Mustang received a pretty significant facelift for the 2018 model year. In doing so the iconic pony car ditched the V6 in place of a more-powerful EcoBoost engine, and added a bit more oomph to its 5.0-litre V8 in the form of new port fuel injection and a higher compression ratio. But it’s what Ford didn’t announce that leaves us intrigued.
As pointed out by a particularly savvy Fox News reader, part of a Mustang Boss 302 can be seen clearly hiding in the press photos for the interior of the 2018 Mustang GT. What’s not clear is if whether Ford is hinting that a new Boss 302 could be on the way, or if the Blue Oval decided to use a 2012 Boss 302 just for added effect.
Whatever the case, if a new Boss Mustang is actually on the way, it will be the first time we’ll see the hotter trim since 2013 – and it could even be joined by a revived Bullitt Mustang. The last Boss 302 came with a 444-horsepower V8 – a healthy bump over the 412-horsepower GT at the time – and as much as 380 pound-feet of torque, all paired to a six-speed MT-82 manual gearbox.
For now buyers will have to make do with the top-trim GT. Though Ford hasn’t said how much power the new 5.0 will put out, rumours suggest it could be somewhere in the neighborhood of 470 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, giving it a significant edge over the outgoing model, which is good for 435-horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
As for the potential for a new Boss 302, only time will tell.
Source: Fox News