Ford Mustang Boss 302 Brought Back To Life

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And you can choose between two engines.

Back in 2018, Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations was given official license from Ford and Shelby American to build continuation versions of the Ford Mustang Boss 302, Boss 429, and Mach 1. Classic Recreations has already shown off its 815 horsepower Boss 429 and 1,000-hp Mach 1 but now the shop has revealed a slightly more modest vehicle based on the 1969-1970 Mustang Boss 302.

The build process begins with a real 1969 or 1970 Mustang, which is then restored back to a factory-fresh condition. The Classic Recreations team then goes about upgrading the car with a slew of high-performance upgrades. Buyers are even given a choice between two different engines: one modern, and one old-school.

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The more modern option is a 5.0-liter (302 cubic-inch) Generation 3 Coyote crate engine producing 490 hp. For more of a classic flavor, Classic Recreations will also offer a 363 cubic-inch Ford Performance Boss crate engine with 507 hp. This engine sounds intriguing, though having a 362 cubic-inch engine in a car that was named for its 302 cubic-inch engine seems a bit disingenuous. It's not called the Boss 362, after all.

Anyway, no matter which engine you choose, the recreation Mustang Boss 302 sends its power through a Tremec manual transmission paired to a nine-inch rear differential with Posi-Traction. Performance is enhanced via Holley fuel Injection, a Vaporworx fuel pump, and a BeCool aluminum crossflow radiator while sound from the two V8s can be heard through a MagnaFlow performance exhaust with dual mufflers

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To aid with handling, the recreation Mustang ditches its original coil and leaf spring suspension for an adjustable coilover package. Rack and pinion steering, tubular upper and lower control arms, oversized sway bars, and four-link rear suspension further improve the handling dynamics. All four American Racing Magnum 500 wheels come wrapped in Michelin high-performance Z-rated tires with four-piston Wilwood calipers paired with 12-inch rotors.

This particular example is finished in a two-tone grey and black color scheme but Classic Recreations says it will offer a full palette of iconic Ford paint colors. Pricing will vary depending on how customers wish for their car to be finished. Classic Recreations says the Boss 302 can leave its shop as a period-correct recreation or as a resto-mod based on the original.

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