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2012 Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca

Ford has announced that a unique 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca painted in Grabber Blue will be put on auction at the 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction with proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Next to the unique exterior color, this special Mustang Boss 302 will get distinctive black accents on the roof, mirrors, and spoiler, as well as Citic Dicastal wheels, C-Stripe, and a rear X-brace. The Grabber Blue color will also be utilized on the Recaro seats and grille surround.

The new Mustang Boss 302 is powered by a 5 liter V8 engine that delivers 440 HP and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, and is mated to a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission.

“Like the legendary Parnelli Jones, the Boss Mustang we will be auctioning is truly one-of-a-kind. It is the only 2012 Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca we will ever build,” said Ford’s President of The Americas, Mark Fields. “The winning bidder on this car will not only become part of Mustang history but also will be a pioneer in the next chapter of the Boss legacy. At the same time, he or she will be contributing to a worthy cause, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.”

Updated 01/24/2011: The Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca was indeed auctioned during the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. The muscle drew in an impressive $450,000!

Press release after the jump.

Press release

A racing legend and a race-inspired car will team up to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at the 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz.

A spectacular, one-of-a-kind factory-painted Grabber Blue 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca will be sold to the highest bidder with none other than racing great Parnelli Jones providing commentary from the auction stage with Ford’s Mustang team. Jones won the 1970 Trans-Am season opener in a Boss 302 and the Laguna Seca is named after the track where he won that race. The event will be televised live on SPEED channel.

“I am very excited to see that Ford is carrying on the tradition of the Boss Mustang,” said Jones. “Ford had the right ingredients to bring back this legendary car and it’s a great addition to the Mustang lineup.”

Alongside Jones on the auction stage will be Ford’s President of The Americas Mark Fields and Mustang Chief Engineer Dave Pericak.

“Like the legendary Parnelli Jones, the Boss Mustang we will be auctioning is truly one-of-a-kind. It is the only 2012 Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca we will ever build,” said Fields. “The winning bidder on this car will not only become part of Mustang history but also will be a pioneer in the next chapter of the Boss legacy. At the same time, he or she will be contributing to a worthy cause, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.”

All proceeds from the auction of the car above MSRP will benefit JDRF, a leader in research leading to a cure for Type 1 diabetes. During the past four years, Ford – partnering with Barrett-Jackson – has raised nearly $2.5 million for charity through sales of vehicles at auction.

Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca


“With its combination of hot styling and serious performance, Ford’s Boss Mustang has always been at the top of the list for collectors,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson Company. “Sin Sin ce this Boss Mustang will have a very low production number and be specially built for our 40th anniversary event, the new owner will have a special piece of performance history for their collection. It’s a rare opportunity to support charity while taking home a very desirable modern collectible car.”

This Boss 302 Laguna Seca – a one-of-one production unit – was built specifically for auction at Barrett-Jackson. In addition to the unique Grabber Blue body color, it features:

  • Distinctive black accents on the roof, mirrors and spoiler, Citic Dicastal wheels and C-Stripe
  • Recaro seats with Grabber Blue seat embroidery and Rear X-Brace
  • Grabber Blue grille surround

The Laguna Seca package pares the race-inspired 2012 Boss 302 down to its essential elements, with aggressive suspension, chassis and aerodynamic tuning, creating a ready-for-racing Boss.

The Boss Mustang is set to become the quickest, best-handling, straight-production Mustang ever offered by Ford. In fact, Ford would not green-light Boss Mustang production until track testing confirmed it would top one of the world’s best at the time – the 2010 BMW M3.
The Boss 302 Laguna Seca delivers more than 1.03 g of lateral acceleration, stopping distances shortened by three feet from 60 mph over Boss, 0-60 mph acceleration improvements of one tenth of a second, and an overall expected lap time improvement of one to two seconds versus the standard Boss on a typical road course.

The limited-production Mustang Boss 302 and Laguna Seca will be built at AutoAlliance International Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.




28 comments:

Its like every other Mustang, but ugglier and more expensive for no apparent reason. Same old underpowered 302 and the fact that Ford actually calls that a "functional" splitter is a joke to anyone who ever took aerodynamics in school. Its six inches off the ground! It reminds me of when a 16-year-old kid puts a huge spoiler on his 1995 Civic and doesn’t think he looks ridiculous at all. Ford should put on some spinners and stick-on air vents and really make it look like the clown car it truly is.

Ford mustang performance in racing has many areas of upgrades materials that was develop to become a desirable car.

A very unique and natural in designs.,,I recommend to get some revision of it..to produce the outcome of being the most admirable automobile..

The Boss Mustang is set to become the quickest, best-handling, straight-production Mustang ever offered by Ford..Isn’t it amazing to think that it is still existed and progress..,?..right?..

A simple racing legend and a race-inspired car.,,It is very natural in design maybe it will only recommended for an ordinary people who loves a natural car..

For me.,,such an ordinary car made.,,It is lack of version of a high modern techniques,..I suggest give some attention to convert into another style that will suit for the new modern generation right now..

I can say that.,,distinctive black accents on the roof, mirrors and spoiler, Citic Dicastal wheels and C-Stripe,..brings the concept othis car to looks more better..s

I am very excited to see that Ford is carrying on the tradition of the Boss Mustang..relaxing with a warm eye attention because of its color in design..

Another thing going for the 2+2 interior seater is that it has bodywork made from glass and carbon fiber...

A spectacular and one of kind-inspiring color made to the customer who is choosy and loves the simplicity..,despite of a modern techniques that expanding in an automobile industry right now...

The limited-production Mustang Boss 302 and Laguna Seca will be built at Auto Alliance International Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich

whereas.,,A distinguish unique exterior color, this special Mustang Boss 302 will get distinctive black accents on the roof, mirrors, and spoiler, as well as Citic Dicastal wheels, C-Stripe, and a rear X-brace.

This Boss 302 Laguna Seca – a one-of-one production unit – was built specifically for auction at Barrett-Jackson..A one of a kind!!..,and simple car to use which is very affordable of its cost.

Like the legendary Parnelli Jones, the Boss Mustang we will be auctioning is truly one-of-a-kind. It has its own uniqueness of style and color based on his image..You may see it at photo gallery..

With its combination of hot styling and serious performance, Ford’s Boss Mustang has always been at the top of the list for collectors ..

Impressive, for mustang looks cools in blue, i almost compare it to deep blue sea. this one is more masculine in style. but unfortunately I don’t like the concept because it is only suitable for men.

This car has invented in the last decades ago..
but its such amazing to say that even though it was a low production of number.,the one who is budgeted is have affordable to buy.

The auction itself promises to be entertaining, with Parnelli Jones providing commentary.

A one-of-one Grabber Blue 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca will be one of the standouts of the Barrett-Jackson 40th Annual Collector Car Auction on January 22

I agree. Grabber blue might be a "retro" color, but it’s not the right color for the Mustang off of pages of magazines and in nostalgic writer’s minds.

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