Per Yahoo cars, if they are to be trusted: 444-HP MUSTANG BOSS 302 LAGUNA SECA, 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds at 114 mph, top speed of 161 mph, 0.96 g of cornering grip, base price of $42,995 (Boss) or $49,990 (Laguna Seca).
Am I green with envy over the color or green with seasickness? A little of both. I’ve owned a 302, back when they pushed out 225 horsepower. This sled almost doubles that:
The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 uses the same 5.0L V8 from the 2011 GT but to achieve the high-rpm horsepower to make it competitive on the track, Ford added a new intake, revised camshafts and a more aggressive control calibration. All that results in 440-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a race inspired short-throw, close-ratio six-speed manual transmission handles gear change duties.
Speaking of Mustangs, some prior-enlisted guys buy belt buckles:
US Navy Mustang Belt Buckle
A friend was encouraging me to get one. No thanks. Too flashy. I like low-key, like that Boss 302 in Gotta Have It Green. Like Vinny, it blends:
My Cousin Vinny, You blend: Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei
Vinny Gambini: “You stick out like a sore thumb around here.” Marisa Tomei as Mona Lisa Vito: “Me? What about you?”
Vinny: “I fit in better than you. At least I’m wearin’ cowboy boots.”
Lisa: “Oh yeah, you blend.”
Blending: The Boss 302 Mustang in Gotta Have It Green