A look inside the 2012 Mustang Boss 302’s 444 horsepower V8
With 444 horsepower on tap the 2012 Mustang Boss 302’s V8 is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced. To achieve this was no easy feat, and Ford has done significant upgrades compared to the 5.0L engine in the standard Mustang GT. A unique runners-in-the-box air intake allows for additional air flow, and a fortified valve train allows the engine to run to a 7500 rpm redline. Many of the internal components have been strengthened as well, such as the pistons, connecting rods and the crankshaft.
To give you a better look at exactly how Ford created the Boss 302 engine, we’ve put together a series of photos from a cutout of the engine showing all of the upgraded components.
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