Ford Offers Boss 302 as a Crate Motor

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by Patrick Rall

The 2012 Mustang Boss 302 is awesome – awesome like free lap
dance night at your local gentleman’s club. But with extremely limited
quantities only a few lucky, connected, and wealthy people will get
their hands on one.  However, thanks to the offering of the new Boss 302
crate motor, Mustang owners can build a Boss 302 of their very own.

The 444 horsepower Boss 302 crate motor (part number M-6007-M50B)
carries an MSRP of $11,999, so it is substantially more expensive than
the standard 5.0L Coyote crate motor that costs just $6,999. But the Boss
motor is more than just 32 extra horsepower.  Ford has squeezed some
extra power by means of adding a revised composite intake manifold with
shortened runners, with the top of the intake bearing the Boss 302
logo.  That intake feeds a set of high strength aluminum cylinder heads
with fully CNC-machined ports and chambers for great high RPM airflow
and low end torque. It’s also fitted with Sodium-filled exhaust valves for
improved heat dissipation.  Forged aluminum pistons and upgraded forged
connecting rods make the bottom end of the Boss 302 crate motor stronger
for the abuse of racing and a 8.5 quart oil pan with revised baffling
offers improved oil control under hard cornering.

The Boss 302 crate motor includes a manual transmission engine
harness and flywheel to help with the ease of installation, but the
general vehicle harness and PCM are not included.  If you want it to
look just like the actual Boss 302 Mustang engines, you will need to
also invest in Ford blue coil pack covers for roughly $90 (Ford part
#M-6P067-M50B).

It should be noted that the Boss 302 crate engine is only a small
part of the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302, so to build an accurate clone of the
best handling Mustang ever you will also need to purchase an advanced
suspension package, a Brembo brake setup, the Boss-unique grille and
front fascia with integrated splitter, the Boss-specific 19″ wheels
wrapped in high performance tires, the innovative high performance quad
tip exhaust system with quick-access cutouts for the race track and the
interior and exterior badging and/or striping.

While the new Boss 302 crate motor offers people a chance to build
their own Boss 302 Mustang clone, Ford has stated that like the whole
car, the Boss 302 crate engine will also be in short supply, so if you
want to get your hands on one you had better head over to the Ford
Racing website
and make your purchase soon!

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