Leno Hosts the Boss of All Mustangs

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After getting jiggy with the Japanese, Leno returns home and back behind the wheel of a modern American muscle classic.

The American talkshow host we like to call the Denim Chin recently left his garage in LA for a trip to Japan to drive a handful of rare Nipponese sportscars. Now that he's back Stateside, though, he was evidently hungry for some good old American muscle, so he called up Ford and had them bring over the new Mustang Boss 302. The tricked-out pony-car packs a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 good for 444 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, channeled through a short-throw six-speed shifter and competition-spec clutch.

In scoping out the Boss, Leno was joined by the Mustang program's chief engineer Dave Pericak, who took him through the finer points of the hardcore Stang before letting him take it out for a spin, and of course his customary burnout. Check out the action in the video clip below and see why Jay is happy to be home again.

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