Over the years, Ford Motor company has produced some pretty serious machines as they essentially created the American muscle car segment that is thriving with more models and variations then ever before. In the world of muscle cars, most everything can be condensed down to one simple question: How much horsepower?
Luckily for current muscle car enthusiasts Ford has developed many variations of the classic Mustang to keep all sort of buyers happy. Hassett of Wantagh offers Long Island customers the unique opportunity to drive away in a new 2013 Mustang Boss 302 which is powered by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine and has been called a “track car for the road” by automotive experts. Simply put, the Boss 302 is one of the most capable performance vehicles Ford has ever created. Based on the legendary 1970 Mustang Boss 302, today’s modern adaptation still has plenty of spunk featuring 444 horsepower and cutting edge four-piston Brembo brakes.
Popular automotive blog Jalopnik commented that the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 possibly the greatest track day Mustang ever created and commented that the 2013 model simply improves on a good thing by adding “standard HID headlamps and LED-surround taillamps.
As a different animal than the Boss 302 variation, Ford’s Shelby Mustang GT500 was developed in the mid-sixties by Carroll Shelby to be the king of the modified Mustangs and today’s 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 certainly lives up to the legendary name. Commonly known as the most powerful Mustang ever produced in large quantities, the 2013 GT500 cranks out 662 horsepower via a beastly 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine. Impressively this car can go 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds with a quarter mile time of 11.6 seconds at over 125 miles per hour.
Thanks to a specially developed launch control system, Ford engineers have taken every step to help GT500 owners put all that power down on the pavement during track days or drag strip racing. The excitement of owning one of these high powered Mustang variants is the ability to be a daily driver, a super car, and a track car all rolled into one model. Watch the below video for a preview of what the launch control on the 2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 will be like: