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Ford44 03-09-2009 02:17 PM

2009 Mustang Boss - TRUTH REVEALED
2009 Mustang Boss

The car the never happened, but almost was.

This is a short article detailing a Mustang that Ford did not build. Since, I no longer work for Ford Motor Company I feel that I can reveal the truth. It was originally designed to be a limited edition 2009 model (in many ways, similar to the successful 2008 Bullitt). Many details about the car have been spread out across the internet, but most are still missing key elements. These details were kept in close confidence to designers and engineers at Ford Motor Company. I have read too many incorrect versions that I have decided to post what Ford was going to build. Most of these modifications are rather simple, but remember this was going to be a last year model (as the next Mustang was already underway). The biggest change for this car was supposedly the new 5.0L (302ci) V8 that Ford Racing now sells. However, because production costs were deemed too high and the fuel mileage too low by Ford- the idea was quickly axed. Yet, Ford still liked the idea of a new Boss and continued design plans. Below is the last list from trusted sources (since the next model is now available). As a fellow car builder, I will never tell anyone how to build their own car. I only ask that if you decide to use the list below, that you complete the entire conversion.

Each car was going to start off as Mustang GT premium model, 4.6L, 5 speed manual transmission. I can imagine that Ford would also have made a 5 speed automatic version, but I cannot confirm this. The car was going to be marketed as a street friendly, road race car (using a manual transmission).

1. Side Emblem Delete (factory upgrade)
2. GT grill with lights (p/n 5R3Z8200BAB)
3. GT Styling Pack: Front Chin Spoiler and Rear Trim Panel (deletes fake
rear gas cap) (p/n M-2784-M)
4. GT Rear Spoiler (satin/semi-gloss black) (p/n 5R3Z6344210AAL)
5. Hood Scoop *CHANGED* I discovered that Ford was, in fact, designing a factory shaker hood system (read my post on page 2 for more details). (p/n M-16612-SHK59)
6. Boss Graphics Pack (hood stripe, side stripes with 'BOSS' lettering on the highest edge) (gloss black)

NOTE: HOOD: The hood stripe was fairly wide (approx. 24") with thin pinstripes, and ran the entire length of the hood. SIDES: These started very close to the top of the fenders; were an L shape that ran down and back, ending very closely to the rear quarter marker lights. They also featured a small pinstripe. HOWEVER, the side stripes did NOT connect to the hood stripe- they ran only up to the edge of the fender); strangely, very similar to the Parnelli Jones edition by Saleen

7. Ford Racing 18 inch black 5 spoke wheels (p/n M-1007-S1885B)

NOTE: For vehicles with 16" wheels from the factory: -installing 17" x 8" wheels, use steering stop 4R3Z-3932-BA; installing 18" x 8.5" or 18" x 9.5" wheels, use steering stop 6R3Z-3932-CA. For vehicles with 17" wheels from the factory: -installing 18" x 8.5" or 18" x 9.5" wheels, use steering stop 6R3Z-3932-CA

8. Special Edition Suspension Package (Springs- front: 6R33-5310-GA, rear: 5R33-5560-AC, Dampers- front: 8R33-18045-JB, rear: 8R33-18080-JB, SVT anti-roll bars {p/n? GT500})
9. Special Edition 8.8 Axle Assembly (3.73 gears, Traction-Lok differential) (p/n M-4001-A373) (factory upgrade)

NOTE: Alternatively, you can install a Ford Racing 3.73 gear set (p/n M-4209-F373N) and Traction-Lok differential (p/n M-4204-F318) to your existing 8.8 inch 31 spline rear axle.

10. Ford Racing Performance Mufflers (p/n M-5230-GTA)

blike 03-09-2009 02:25 PM

cool, too bad this never came into reality. what chin spoiler is that?

hammeron 03-09-2009 02:30 PM

thanks Ford44 for setting the record
straight. it would have been nice to see
some of these on the road.

Ford44 03-09-2009 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by blike (Post 6010492)
cool, too bad this never came into reality. what chin spoiler is that?

Currently, Ford actually uses it on the FR500S race car. Besides that model- I don't know.

MELLOWYELLOW06 03-09-2009 02:36 PM

Thanks for the info. Im sure we will see this put out to compete with a Camaro. Maybe that is their strategy, but whatever it is, us p-ons :) will just have to wait.

Ford44 03-09-2009 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by blike (Post 6010492)
cool, too bad this never came into reality. what chin spoiler is that?

The only vehicle that I know using the chin spoiler- is the FR500S.

Ford44 03-09-2009 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by MELLOWYELLOW06 (Post 6010520)
Thanks for the info. Im sure we will see this put out to compete with a Camaro. Maybe that is their strategy, but whatever it is, us p-ons :) will just have to wait.

Your welcome guys.

I cannot positively confirm a Boss edition for 2010+, but I can tell you that Ford was still thinking about it last time I talked to them.

Branomano06GT 03-09-2009 02:45 PM

I am thinking that they are using it as a "Secret Weapon" as in... if they release another American Muscle car to compete with the Mustang GT that is faster stock and close in price or something they will drop the Boss right in the middle of the GT and GT500 as a Trim line to help compete but maybe it's just that nothing has come along to cause them to unleash it yet.... just my opinion... or maybe I am an idiot and they just don't have the exact thing they want for it yet..... design/plan wise... only the future will tell. Thanks for this though!

SikO7GT 03-09-2009 02:56 PM

I think they will release a boss in 2010 or 2011 once the new camaro is out in the streets to see what the real street numbers are in so that they can compete with it with the 5.0 L then everyone will be coming back to the mustang once it gets comparable numbers with better gas mileage (hopefully) with a much smaller engine!!

deekum1627 03-09-2009 03:20 PM

thanks for the info man i wish they would of came out with it

sugarandopium 03-09-2009 03:35 PM

If you don't mind me asking.....

Is the turbo 6 going to happen in '11?

Ford44 03-09-2009 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by sugarandopium (Post 6010666)
If you don't mind me asking.....

Is the turbo 6 going to happen in '11?

I honestly do not know. The new 3.5L V6 twin turbo engine is actually destined for the new Taurus SHO ($38k). I really think it depends on the release of the 5.0L V8. Ford would not install a more powerful V6 in the base model, without first dropping in a 5.0L V8 into the GT. However, I would not be surprised if the GT keeps the 4.6L for a few more years- with slightly more power.

Ford44 04-19-2009 10:48 PM

I have a small update to the list. I was talking with a kind gentleman who was dealing with Ford during the time that G.A.S. (Galpin Auto Sports) was designing the "BOSS" car. He told me that everything I have said was right on with the plans he was also given, EXCEPT for the fact that Ford was actually designing a factory shaker hood scoop system. It is very similar to the one like the SN95 Mach 1, and that's available online for the S197.

Two other options that you will notice on the G.A.S. "BOSS" car, are the pedestal rear spoiler and the quarter window cover. Ford did also discuss these modifications, but I cannot confirm the neither would have been a factory option (window- possible safety issue, spoiler- retooling/dealing with the manufacturer). If anyone would like to know the manufacturers of these parts- please send me a message. I cannot list them here for a number of reasons.

I apologize if I seem a little bit long with this post. I just spent some time with Parnelli Jones today, and had a great time talking with him.

Thanks for listening.

S281 E 04-20-2009 03:12 PM

Thanks for posting the info.

Ford44 06-10-2009 12:10 PM

Alright, this will be the last update as I have exhausted all my resources regarding this matter.

Please note, that there was a small change to the graphics package.

8178A 06-10-2009 01:36 PM

The Shadrach Mustang folks have a Boss option with a real Boss Hemi engine.

americaniron 06-10-2009 03:17 PM

Nice info, thanks. Hopefully they will decide to return the boss namesake in the near future. It would be a great car to fit between the GT500, and the GT. I'm sure it will be something for them to consider if sales begin to lag, or they need to counter the Dodge/ Chevy competition.

Mr.Bape 06-10-2009 03:55 PM

This wouldn't happen to be the one you're talking about, is it?

Starts on page 33.

Cal26Stang 06-10-2009 04:21 PM

excellent story man, thanks for setting the story straight.

1morepart 06-10-2009 05:43 PM

it appears,FORD, is one of the only auto companies that has NOT asked for a bailout! reading what the OP wrote, makes sense. Ford did not have the gas mileage it wanted, and probably did the best thing by not releasing it. so, our tax dollars go to GM.....
the economy will predict when/where the new motor will arrive, not us!

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