The Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca is powered by the standard 440 HP 5.0L V8 Boss 302 engine but has some optimizations and tuning done to deliver power to the ground more efficiently. Some of those optimizations are: front brake ducts (shorter stopping distance), better handling (1.03g of later acceleration), 19″ alloy racing wheels with R-compund ultra-high performance tires, and some cool exterior enhancements.
It’s named to commemorate the first-place Boss 302 finish at the 1970 Trans-Am series opener. Boss Laguna Seca builds on the bumper-to-bumper improvements found on the standard Boss while further stiffening the chassis and installing an aerodynamics package carried over almost in its entirety from the Ford Racing Boss 302R.
Interior car eliminate the rear seats, instead adding a cross-car X-brace that couples the structure between the rear wheels. Standard Recaro front seats were designed by Ford SVT in cooperation with Recaro for high performance Mustang models, and are shared between the Boss and GT500.
The final touch for a proper race car was to add the proper wheels and tires: Laguna Seca models use lightweight 19-inch alloy racing wheels in staggered widths: 9 inches in front, 10 inches in the rear. R-compound ultra-high-performance tires, 255/40ZR-19 in the front, 285/35ZR-19 in the rear, maintain contact with the pavement. Laguna Seca models receive Ford Racing front brake ducts that force outside air directly onto the 14-inch vented front rotors, helping to eliminate brake fade and ensure hard, repeatable late braking on the track.
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca styling evokes racing, a bright red C-stripe offsets either Black or Ingot Silver paint, and is complemented by a red roof panel. Red also sets off the front grille, mirror caps and rear pedestal spoiler, while Laguna Seca rear badging and unique two-tone red and silver wheels complete the transformation.
The large rear spoiler is sized to exactly complement the effect provided by the front splitter and underbody aero treatments, with the combination adding as much as 90 pounds of downforce at