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2012 Boss Laguna Seca 302 Mustang

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The Trans-Am series of the late 1960s and early 1970s could be considered the golden era of American motorsports. In 2012 Ford brought back from that era a piece of history: the Boss 302.  From the different special models of Boss available(302, 302 laguna seca, 302R, 302S) we choosed the barely street legal 302 Laguna Seca.

It has been the only Mustang since the introduction of the fuel inejction that had a key for the daily driving, and a dedicated key for the track:The TracKey.

So what is the TracKey, you ask? It’s an additional ignition key, distinguished by a special red logo, that activates the control module software that’s installed by the dealer after taking delivery of your car. When starting the engine, this key adjusts variable cam timing, spark maps, engine braking, fuel control and about 400 other performance parameters to provide a complete race car calibration. The car Become a Race Monster. Turn the ignition on with the standard key, and the Boss 302 comes to life in “normal” mode. In this setting, ride quality is relatively smooth, and the cabin doesn’t rumble with the vibration of the engine. The Mustang’s electric steering system has also been reworked, giving the driver a choice of three feedback settings—Comfort, Normal, and Sport. Traction and stability-control systems are reprogrammed to offer a choice of full engagement, no engagement at all, or an intermediate sport mode.

The Boss 302 Laguna Seca has several upgrades, starting from a double exhaust system, dedicated emblems, rear and front splitter, Recaro sport seats, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential (both optional on the standard Boss 302), revised suspension tuning with unique spring and damper rates, a larger rear stabilizer, 3.73 gears, six speed-short-throw stick shift; The 302’s black-painted wheels measure 19 by 9 inches in front and 19 by 9.5 in back; wrapped by 255/40 front and 285/35 rear Pirelli PZeros. The GT’s optional Brembo brakes are upgraded with high-performance pads and unique ABS calibration. The 5.0 liter Coyote is Capable of 444 hp at 7,500 rpm, and 515 Nm of Thorque at 4,250 rpm.

The 2012 Laguna Seca Boss 302 comes in two colors – Black or Ingot Silver – with a red roof and red accents. For 2013, color choices include both School Bus Yellow and Black, both with reflective matte silver stripes.

These are the production Numbers:

2012 – Total: 4,016 (3,249 standard, 767 Laguna Seca)

2013 – Total: 4,273 (3,526 standard, 747 Leguna Seca)

Why we consider it a unicorn? Production numbers, the name and another thing that sent out of production the car in 2013: It was called the “Shelby-killer”. Do you need any other reason?

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