Bruce Springsteen Isn’t the Only Boss Aug 27, 2011
From the Desk of: David S. Wallens
Here’s a teaser photo from my last trip. I visited Detroit this weekend to see some of Ford’s latest wares, including the Boss 302 Laguna Seca. Holy cow, it’s like a ready-to-go track car: tons of power, real aero and a huge footprint. We’ll post a real review soon, but here’s a teaser:
Handling was spot-on, and mid-corner corrections were a breeze. The tail will definitely come around but, again, it’s easy to control.
The car simply feels way smaller than past Mustangs, too. Where the Shelby GT500 feels gigantic, this one feels so small and nimble—think closer to an RX-8 or M3 vs. so many previous Mustangs. For me, personally, that means being comfortable at the limit. Where some pony cars make you feel like you’re trying to dance while wearing combat boots, the Boss is like a pair of tennis shoes.
Downsides? A few. Sorry, but this one isn’t free. I hear MSRP will be north of $40,000. That’s still less than a new M3. Also, it makes the 2005 Mustang GT, a really good car, feel so puny. I’m also not a fan of the machined aluminum accents on the wheels. I know, a small nitpick, but hey, the car is just that good.
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