When Ford revived the Mustang’s Boss 302 moniker for 2012, it was far more than a throwback sticker and wheel package. The Boss 302 is a dedicated track car with manually adjustable shock absorbers, limited options and side pipes with available adjustable loudness inserts. We’ll miss those side pipes, and the rest of the Boss 302: A Ford representative confirmed to Jalopnik that the 2013 model marks the end of a planned two-year production run.
Like the original Mustang Boss 302 built in 1969 and 1970, the current generation spans two model years, 2012 and 2013. For 2013, the 444-horsepower Boss 302 receives the same visual updates as other ’13 Mustang models, plus the standard voice-activated Sync multimedia system, which was unavailable on the 2012 version. For 2013, it also gains a 4.2-inch LCD screen with Track Apps to track g-forces and times for braking, quarter-mile acceleration and zero-to-60-mph runs.
Rest in peace, Boss 302. We look forward to a fitting replacement in the future.