The Ford Performance Racing School is cleaning house.
As the factory's official driving academy, the Ford Performance Racing School has access to a wide array of performance- and track-tuned machinery from Dearborn. But that also means it needs to make room from time to time for new equipment. And that need has created a rare opportunity for a select few to get their hands on a well-equipped (but probably well-worn) pony racer.
According to Motor Authority, the school sent out an email to its "graduates" with an exclusive offer to acquire one of fourteen Boss 302 FRS Mustangs from its motor pool.
The track-tuned pony cars are based on the fifth-generation Mustang – specifically the Boss 302, which was offered in 2012-13 with a 5.0-liter V8 tuned to deliver 444 horsepower and 308 lb-ft of torque (32 more horses but 10 fewer lb-ft compared to the Mustang GT on which it was based) and a slew of other performance enhancements besides.
The racing school's cars were closer to the 302R racer that competed in the National Auto Sport Association's Super Touring class, "fully race prepared" with additional equipment like a Tremec T56 Magnum XL transmission, adjustable coil-over suspension, 18-inch Forgeline alloys coated in BFGoodrich racing slicks, and Brembo brakes.
They also feature fill giant rear wings and stripped out cockpits with FIA-spec roll cage, Recaro buckets, OMP Superquadro steering wheel, and MoTec C125 dash display.
The fleet has likely been driven a lot, and driven hard, in the past six or seven years, and the price ostensibly reflects their condition. The Ford Performance Racing School is asking $45,000 for each of the fourteen it's selling, which is about the price of a new 2020 Mustang GT with the Level 2 performance package. It'd cost you a fair bit more, though, to fit all the track upgrades the school applied to its Boss 302s.
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