Ford Mustang Boss 302
Ford only offered the Boss 302 for two years, 1969 and 1970. The Boss 302 featured a 302 V8 engine they conservatively rated at 290 HP. However, the real output was closer to the 350 HP mark. The Boss 302 was a model Ford intended to race in Trans-Am championships. Apart from the blackout hood and spoiler, the Boss 302 featured a stiff, track-tuned suspension, a close ratio gearbox and a high revving engine.
The car was light since it lacked any unnecessary luxuries. This made it a perfectly balanced car with great performance and driving dynamics. It was a muscle car, obviously, but its handling characteristics, high revving engine, and overall feel made it a sports car with great racing success.