In a new video released by Ford Performance, two Mustangs separated by over four decades are pitted against each other in a spirited track test. Tyler Hinker, a lifelong Mustang fanatic, drives a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang and a 2015 Mustang with EcoBoost to see what forty-five years of innovation and advancement has in store for new Mustang owners.
The Boss 302 Mustang was one of the most iconic and sought-after Mustang variants to ever hit the streets, and for very good reason. It was designed with the purpose of maintaining Ford’s lead in the pony car segment that was being threatened by the recent release of the Chevrolet Camaro. The Boss Mustang’s designer, Larry Shinoda, was a former GM employee who played a large part in creating the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. The Boss 302 was powered by a 5.0L V8 engine that delivered 290 horsepower and 290 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2015 Ford Mustang with EcoBoost is a clear indicator of how far Ford’s design and engineering has come in forty-five years. Its 2.3L EcoBoost engine is only a four-cylinder engine, with less than half the displacement of the Boss 302’s V8. Due in no small part to the twin-scroll turbocharger, the EcoBoost Mustang boasts 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque! The result is an efficient, powerful and nimble fastback pony car that looks great and drives even better.
The Boss 302 is a difficult car to come by these days, for obvious reasons. Only about 7,000 were ever produced, and it can certainly be considered a collector’s item. The EcoBoost Mustang is thrilling to drive, and it brought back the classic fastback look that Mustang fans had been missing in recent models. Tyler Hinkler’s desert track run and his reaction after driving the 2015 Mustang will be all the testimonial you should need to go out and test drive one at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, TX. We’ve got a ton of these attractive and efficient sports cars in stock at Prestige Ford, and we know you’ll be hooked as soon as you rev it up. The 2015 Mustang lineup was the recipient of the Vincentric Best Value for Sports Cars award earlier this year as well, making it a great choice for hitting the track and commuting around Dallas-Fort Worth alike. Visit Prestige Ford today and step inside the heir to a legend.