The Ford Mustang Boss 302 is all about performance, and for 2013, a nod to heritage comes standard with new paint options and design details.
A new hockey stick graphic featuring reflective stripes is added to the latest Boss, calling back the 1970 Boss 302. The 2013 model also features new School Bus Yellow paint on Boss 302 and Boss Laguna Seca models, honoring the Parnelli Jones 1970 Trans-Am championship car prepared by Bud Moore.
“Everything we did for 2013 is consistent with and links directly back to our 1970 heritage. The reflective stripes and hockey stick graphic in particular mean something to Mustang enthusiasts,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Last year, we proved the car had what it takes to perform, and this year we focused on enhancing its eye-catching looks and celebrating its history.”
Boss’s reflective stripes come to life when lights hit them, similar to how they did in 1970 when they were first used on the Mustang Boss 302. The new stripe also follows the classic hockey stick motif by going over the fender and extending down the body panel.
The Boss Laguna Seca has new Sterling Gray accents for 2013 and will be available in the vintage School Bus Yellow and black paint offerings, complemented by hockey stick stripes and gray interior rear cross-brace. Gray also sets off the front grille, mirror caps and rear pedestal spoiler, while Laguna Seca rear badging and unique two-tone gray and silver wheels round out the exterior accents. Unlike the previous model, the roof will not feature colored accents.
Similar to the redesigned base Mustang lineup, the front end offers a more powerful design with a more prominent grille. A more powerful splitter and functional hood extractors also add to that appearance. Boss Mustang also has new signature lighting, with standard HID headlamps and LED-surround taillamps.
The 2013 Boss also offers a unique functional design feature in the grille with removable covers where fog lamps would be. The covers can be easily removed with a screwdriver for improved cooling on track days.
Additionally, the rear end features a high-gloss black panel that connects both taillamps. The taillamps deliver a smoked appearance that matches up with the sinister look in front.
The 2013 Mustang Boss includes Ford SYNC®, the voice-activated in-car connectivity system, as a standard feature. With the base SYNC package, customers enjoy the core hands-free features and services that have quickly established SYNC as a must-have technology, with more than 76 percent of current SYNC users saying they would recommend the system to other customers.