Decoded: 1=USA; ZV=Ford; B=Airbags + Seatbelts; P8U=Mustang Boss 302 Coupe; 2=Check digit; C=2012; 5=Flat Rock, MI assembly, 199915=99,915 2012 Mustang scheduled for production at Flat Rock.
Engine: 4951cc DOHC 32-V V8
Port Fuel-Injection/444 bhp
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Power-Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Odometer: 945 miles
Celebration of Legendary "Boss" Mustang
Awesome Power and Appearance
Practically New Performance Car
The Model - When the new generation of the Boss 302 was on the drawing board, the American auto-industry was in a major tailspin. While other car makers were in Washington D.C. pleading for a bailout, Ford was busy coming up with an even more potent version of their production Mustang GT. Rated at 412 HP, the GT was plenty powerful and had received high marks from the automotive press. However, when the Boss 302 showed up, it sported 32 more horses and was hailed as a motoring miracle. Special cylinder heads with strong alloy were port altered for maximum efficiency. A totally different intake manifold was developed with runners that looked like vintage velocity stacks, combined with higher lift cams, larger valves, and race-spec bearings. Also, the baffled oil pan was set to hold 8 ½ -quarts of synthetic oil. The blending of this engine's power to the transmission, rear axle and suspension was seamless, with acceleration resulting in 0-to-60 times of under 4.4 seconds! More powerful than a Camaro SS, better handling in some opinions than the Shelby machines, the Boss 302 was the perfect tribute to the fore-bearer that had been produced to qualify those machines for Trans-Am competition.
The Car - There was no mistaking the Boss 302 from other run-of-the-mill Mustangs. Like the original, its unique exterior décor set these cars apart, as if the running gear didn't do that. Produced for just two years, a total of 3,249 Boss 302 Mustangs were produced for 2012. This example that has barely had break-in miles put on the clock, is finished in Black with the distinctive red markings. Fitted with the Recaro Boss 302 leather and suede bucket seats emblazoned with the car's logo. The rest of the interior is pretty much down to business with the factory AM-FM-CD player, climate control and steering wheel fitted with numerous remote-controls. The engine roars to life with ease, only a few miles have been put on this car, but the entire engine-drivetrain, suspension, handling and even the Torsen differential combine to make this machine a dream to drive. Just 612 Boss 302's received the Black-Red treatment, which includes the red anodized alloy wheels which still wears the factory Pirelli tires.