Javelin MegaDork
Nov. 7, 2012 4:36 p.m.

Ford is actually sticking to their guns and only making the Boss 302 for a limited time (11, 12, 13). Get one now before it's gone.

(You know, or wait for the all-new Mustang in 2015, rumored to be released in April of 14...)

mad_machine MegaDork
Nov. 7, 2012 4:37 p.m.

they must not have sold that well

Keith Tanner MegaDork
Nov. 7, 2012 4:40 p.m.

If the 2015 Mustang is to be released in April of 2014, I'll bet there won't be a 2014 Mustang. So this isn't really news - "when we stop making this model, we'll stop making this version of this model!"

Knurled SuperDork
Nov. 7, 2012 4:45 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: If the 2015 Mustang is to be released in April of 2014, I'll bet there won't be a 2014 Mustang.

Ford made MY1996 and MY1997 F-150s and Escorts at the same time in calendar year 1996. Meaning, they produced the new design starting in January or so while still making the old model until September.

Nov. 7, 2012 5:10 p.m.

Meh, doesn't surprise me. Keeps the special collector's models special since they weren't mass produced for a number of years.

Now, you'll be seeing them on late model used car lots going for more than original sticker because now it's a "collector's item"

Javelin MegaDork
Nov. 7, 2012 5:22 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: If the 2015 Mustang is to be released in April of 2014, I'll bet there won't be a 2014 Mustang. So this isn't really news - "when we stop making this model, we'll stop making this version of this model!"

Got the news from the early release of the 2014 Mustang order guide, Keith, so yes, 14 models will happen. That said, it's nothing but replacing two paint colors (white and red) with two paint colors (white and red), and dropping the Boss 302. A short-production year (like the 2010) is entirely plausible.

mrhappy HalfDork
Nov. 7, 2012 5:35 p.m.

Have they shown the actual 2015 model yet?

Keith Tanner MegaDork
Nov. 7, 2012 5:36 p.m.

In 2012?

Okay, so Ford doesn't think like Mazda or Chevy. Still, discontinuing the halo model for a short model year isn't a big shock.

GameboyRMH PowerDork
Nov. 8, 2012 8:35 a.m.

I wonder how many suckers will overpay for this model because they think the replacement engine won't be better...

singleslammer HalfDork
Nov. 8, 2012 9:10 a.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH:

If history tells us anything, at the very least it will be AS GOOD as the current Boss engine or more likely, way way better, IE 440 HP with 30mpg or something of that nature. Frankly, I think we are getting way too much power. Can someone send Ford a Lotus book and explain who Colin Chapman is?

tuna55 UberDork
Nov. 8, 2012 9:21 a.m.
singleslammer wrote: In reply to GameboyRMH: If history tells us anything, at the very least it will be AS GOOD as the current Boss engine or more likely, way way better, IE 440 HP with 30mpg or something of that nature. Frankly, I think we are getting way too much power. Can someone send Ford a Lotus book and explain who Colin Chapman is?

I don't know, the 5.0 was better than the 4.6 replacing it for a while.

singleslammer HalfDork
Nov. 8, 2012 9:27 a.m.

Touche! However, If we consider Ford's motor recent (Mods, Colonge-Duratec-Cyclone, 1.9-Zetec-Duratec) motors this has been true for at least 15 years. Hope they continue.

z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
Nov. 8, 2012 11:35 a.m.
singleslammer wrote: In reply to GameboyRMH: If history tells us anything, at the very least it will be AS GOOD as the current Boss engine or more likely, way way better, IE 440 HP with 30mpg or something of that nature. Frankly, I think we are getting way too much power. Can someone send Ford a Lotus book and explain who Colin Chapman is?

I'm already growing numb to the 420hp in the Mustang.

I'd like to do a Steeda intake and tune, but that $700 would be better spent on more prep for the Miata for next year.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
Nov. 8, 2012 11:43 a.m.

I'm growing numb to the 400 whp in the Targa car, what's your point?

z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
Nov. 8, 2012 11:55 a.m.

He said we are getting way too much power.

And I vehemently disagree!

Cotton Dork
Nov. 8, 2012 12:11 p.m.

In reply to z31maniac:

me too...over 170HP on my streetbike and I want more lol.

tuna55 UberDork
Nov. 8, 2012 12:15 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: I'm growing numb to the 400 whp in the Targa car, what's your point?

You can switch with the 120 or whatever in my PT Cruiser for a few months and then we can switch back. I'll be doing you a favor, really.

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