Ready for World Challenge GTS: Ford Mustang Boss 302S Debuts at PRI

ORLANDO, Fla. – Ford has unveiled a new Boss 302S Mustang at the Performance Racing Industry trade show (Dec. 9-11, 2010) in Orlando, Fla. The new turn-key race-prepped 302S is set for competition in the fast-growing World Challenge GTS class.

With the production of Ford’s FR500S Mustang ending, and the Mustang Challenge race series also wrapping up, Ford has answered demand for customer-turn-key cars with the Boss 302S. The car can be ordered through the Ford Racing catalog.

“We are excited that Ford has worked to build a version of the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang for the World Challenge GTS class.” said TC Kline, World Challenge Competition Director. “The Ford Racing Division is offering 25 of these special edition race cars, all with special serial numbers at a price of $79,000.00. Ford Racing has informed us that all 25 cars are sold, so we look for an expanded field in GTS in 2011.”

“Ford Racing is excited to add an additional turn-key ready to race car to our stable which includes the highly successful FR500C, FR500S, BOSS 302R and Cobra Jet,” said Mark Wilson, Engineering Manager Ford Racing. “The enthusiasts who purchase the BOSS 302S will be competitive in both the World Challenge GTS and the NASA American Iron Series. We look forward to adding their names to the BOSS 302′s racing history.”

The 2010 World Challenge season saw a resurgence in Mustang participation, with drivers and teams from the former Ford Racing Mustang Challenge coming to compete in Sports Car Wars in the new GTS class. All of those teams and drivers are expected back for 2011 in GTS, along with veteran driver Paul Brown, who will pilot a new Boss 302S.

The Mustang will come with the same 5.0L V8 from the Boss 302R with a factory 6-speed transmission, supported by a stock clutch and flywheel. Other race equip items include a 6-point cage, adjustable suspension, and a race interior including seats and a quick-release steering wheel.

The exterior of the car sports a fiberglass hood with heat extractors along with a front splitter and rear adjustable wing. Production is scheduled the second quarter of 2011 and orders are now being taken at Ford dealers that participate in the Ford Racing Performance Parts program by ordering part number FR500-B302S (performance white paint) or M-FR500-B302SO (orange paint).

The 2011 World Challenge season begins with races one and two of Sports Car Wars at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IZOD IndyCar weekend, March 25-27. The World Challenge is North America’s top production car-based racing championship. Divided into three separate categories (World Challenge GT, World Challenge GTS, and World Challenge Touring Car), each race features a thrilling standing start, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world class drivers. World Challenge features cars from the world’s most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, World Challenge races at North America’s premier road and temporary street courses. For more information about World Challenge, visit www.world-challenge.com.

source www.world-challenge.com

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