Video: Fifth Gear Takes BOSS 302 to Laguna Seca

For all the similarities between Europe and the United States, there stand plenty of major differences. The perception many Europeans have of us Americans is that of overweight cowboys who drive cars that can’t turn, but can go really fast in a straight
line. And while we may not all wear cowboy hats or be overweight, for the longest time our cars really couldn’t handle the corners like those European lightweights.

But times, and perceptions, are changing. Less-famed British motoring show Fifth Gear recently took the BOSS 302 to Laguna Seca, where host Vicki Butler-Henderson piled on the praise.

The British automotive press can be incredibly scathing, and whereas Top Gear is more entertainment-oriented, Fifth Gear is ‘just-the-facts-ma’am.’ However, hostess Vicki Butler-Henderson can hardly contain her excitement at getting behind the wheel of the BOSS 302, and the more time she spends with the car, the better she seems to like it.

The praise is sometimes unexpected, such as when Vicki says that the Mustang just “purrs along” and compliments the interior at highway speeds, saying it’s “unbelievably quiet.” And that’s all before she gets to the track, although she does mention having to fill up every 150 miles – probably from stomping that gas pedal with regular frequency. How does it feel on the track? “It’s all brawn,” says Vicki. We think that says it all right there.

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Chris Demorro

Christopher DeMorro is a freelance writer and journalist from Connecticut with two passions in life; writing and anything with an engine.
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