Video: Jay Leno Takes Out The ’13 Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Mr. Jay Leno is almost as known for his love of fine automobiles as he is the man of late night television. Being close friends with Carroll Shelby, you can bet that the Mustang holds a soft spot. Just recently Leno got an up close and personal look at the 2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca, the top of the line track-ready Boss when Dave Pericak, chief engineer for the Ford Mustang, stops by for a little visit.
He even says he’d rather the Boss 302 model than the almighty 662 horsepower ’13 Shelby GT500. He calls it a more “balanced” car, the complete package. The Boss 302 Laguna Seca Mustang is capable of 444 horsepower out of its naturally aspirated 5.0 V8 engine. More than 200 hp less than the ZL1-eating Shelby. The Boss 302 has four cams and four valves per cylinder.
The Boss has three modes to choose from: Comfort, Standard, or Sport. Pick your choice at which mode you’d like but let’s be honest, that beast isn’t coming off of Sport mode. Mr. Leno was not afraid to say that this Mustang is a legitimate sports car, going on to say that the days are over where people could snicker at that. And he’s no stranger to Mustangs being old friends with the late Carroll Shelby and owning a few ‘Stangs of his own. By the sounds of it, it’s a possibility he could make room for one more.
So, do you agree with Jay Leno and Autoblog? Would you rather the Boss 302 LS over the ’13 Shelby GT500?