The 2013 Ford Mustang GT is not totally new, but it is completely improved.
Despite not having the race-car-inspired looks of the Laguna Seca, the base Ford Mustang Boss 302 is potent. The same engine is mated to the same gearbox, only the base model has a quieter ride with room for four.
The Boss 302 is the best-handling production Mustang ever, but the most impressive thing about it was its durability—it lapped Laguna Seca for two straight days. Most other production cars wouldn’t have lasted five laps. Its lap time of 1:39.5 sec. should make Porsche 911 GT3 and Nissan GT-R drivers take notice.
This 444-bhp pony dances with Porsches.
With sincere apologies to Chevrolet and Dodge aficionados across the country, the undisputed boss of the pony car ranks is the Ford Mustang.
The production run of the original Boss 302 was short, lasting only a couple of years, but after winning the 1970 Trans-Am championship, it became a national icon.
Now 42 years later, the folks at Ford have decided to resurrect the nameplate, creating the most agile Mustang ever, one that can go head to head with the best sports cars in the world, and that includes the likes of the BMW M3 and Porsche 911.