2014 Ford Racing BOSS 302S Build Is Underway At Watson Racing

smallIMG_7998Ford Racing‘s BOSS 302S is one of those factory-built racecars we’ve come to know and love. On the opposite side of the spectrum from the Cobra Jet, the BOSS 302S is designed to kill it in the twisties and provide road racers with a scienced-out combination that can immediately take them to the winner’s circle – if they can drive it there.

Since its reintroduction in 2011, the BOSS 302S has won the World Challenge GTS Manufacturers Championship, the World Challenge GTS Driver’s Championship, the World Challenge GTS Team Championship, and the NASA American Iron Championship, along with the NASA ST2 Championship. That’s a heady list of accomplishments in three years. 

For 2014, you can get a BOSS 302S in one of three colors – Oxford White, Grabber Blue, and Satin Black (which is a $5,995 option). Other options include the dealer-delivered BBS wheel package ($2,410), seam welding for strength ($4,500), and a Recaro XL driver’s seat ($700).

Included under the hood with the $89,995 sales price are the 5.0L TiVCT engine complete with race calibration, the BOSS 302 fuel system, an upgraded cooling system, and engine oil cooler. Each car is serialized with a sweet Ford Racing badge on the intake manifold. A Tremec TR-6060 six-speed transmission equipped with a cooling pump to provide better on-track durability. 3.73 gears roll on a Torsen T2R differential, and Ford Racing mufflers also reside under the car.

The chassis has been treated to a ton of improvements, including Dynamic 3-way adjustable coil-over dampers at all four corners, road-race-spec front lower control arms with Delrin bushings and extended ball joints, an adjustable front swaybar, caster/camber plates, tubular rear lower control arms, and an FIA-spec six-point roll cage. 

Road racing, much like drag racing, requires the driver to be able to interpret a ton of data to improve the car’s performance, and to that end Ford Racing has included an AIM data acquisition system with on-board GPS. Typical race gear like a window net, 6-point harness, fire system, and master cutoff switch are also onboard. 

The car also includes monster Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels and tires, a front splitter, carbon-fiber rear wing, and more. Currently Watson Racing is in the middle of the 50-unit build – and Ford Racing was kind enough to show us a couple of photos of the process. Enjoy!

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