Ford Brings Back Mustang Boss

By Antonio Perez
Antonio Perez
Antonio Perez
August 15, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

The new Mustang Boss 302 by Ford Motor Co.  (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)
The new Mustang Boss 302 by Ford Motor Co. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)
No, it’s not Bruce Springsteen. In a throwback to the 1960s icon, Ford Motor Co. has developed a new Mustang Boss 302, a powerful limited-production muscle car meant to augment its brand image among auto enthusiasts.

The Boss, which was unveiled at a press event in Monterey, Calif., last Friday, will be released as a 2012 model and be priced ahead of the current Mustang GT.

The Boss will come with a 5.0 liter V-8 engine producing a whopping 412 horsepower. The decision to build a modern Boss was not entered into lightly," said Derrick Kuzak, a Ford group vice president, in a statement. "The entire team at Ford felt the time was right and with the right ingredients, the world-class 2011 Mustang could support a successful, race-bred, worthy successor to the original Boss 302.”

The original Mustang Boss was developed to compete with rival Chevrolet’s Camaro Z28. No specific pricing details have been announced.