Last year the Mustang received an all-new engine lineup. For 2012, a new track-oriented Boss 302 model--inspired by the 1970 racing legend--joins the 2012 Mustang lineup, offering a higher-output version of the new V8. The serious racing-oriented model includes adjustable front struts and rear shocks, a quad exhaust and a number of additional upgrades and appearance enhancements. Otherwise, the changes for 2012 are relatively minor. The electric power steering system gets a selectable effort feature throughout the entire Mustang lineup and all Premium models get a universal garage-door opener. Three new option packages are offered: a Recaro Sport Seats and Helical Differential package; a Reverse Sensing System and Security package; and an HID Headlamps and Security package. The new Lava Red interior is offered on V6 and GT Premium models. Lava Red Metallic is the new color throughout the Mustang line for 2012, while Sterling Gray Metallic has been discontinued. Competition Orange is a new color exclusive to the Boss 302.
Strong acceleration; excellent convertible; good fuel economy in the V6; iconic shape and style; track-ready Boss 302
Ford's pony car got an all-new, much more powerful engine lineup last year, which complemented the host of improvements, ranging from interior to chassis and refinement that the Mustang had received in the two model years prior. The Mustang remains a very strong performance value, with the power and acceleration of, in some cases, exotics costing much more. Its iconic appearance has been well-maintained, with the interior especially feeling at once both contemporary and nostalgia-inducing. Fuel economy ratings remain impressive, too, EPA ratings of up to 26 mpg for the V8 and 31 for the V6. The Boss 302, Ford says, is the quickest and best-handling regular-production Mustang ever offered.
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