Boss gets booted from 2014 Ford Mustang lineup
Last of fifth-generation pony car gets few changes.
The track-ready Boss 302 package for the Ford Mustang will not be on the options list for the 2014 model, according to the order guide sent to Ford dealers.
The 2014 Ford Mustang will be the last of the fifth generation of the car. A redesign for the 2015 model is expected to arrive in early 2014, using a new rear-drive platform that includes an independent rear suspension and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option.
The dealer order guide was posted on the Internet by fan Web site Mustangs Daily. The fact that dealers have the order guide now is a sign that the 2014 Mustang will go on sale in early 2013. For the past few years Ford has given each model year of the Mustang an early sales start.
According to the order guide, there are few changes for the 2014 Mustang — not surprising given that it's the last of the current-generation car.
Both the 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 and the 420-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 will continue in the 2014 model.
A new appearance package, order code FP6, will combine painted outside mirror caps, a painted decklid spoiler, rear side window louvers and 18-inch black-painted wheels. Another package, FP8, will replace those 18s with 19-inch wheels.
Two new colors, Oxford white and Ruby Red metallic, will replace Red Candy metallic, High Performance white and School Bus yellow.
The GT500 will get heated front seats as standard equipment, though not on the Recaros.
The GT/CS California Special appearance package -- which we weren't even sure Ford was still offering until we checked -- will be on the options list for the 2014 model.
Check out the ordering guide for the 2014 Mustangs, from Mustangs Daily.
-- Jake Lingeman
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the boss no longer the boss? the article did not give a explanation as to why the boss just may be ousted!?
wasn't the GT500 the shelby stang?
"...independent rear suspension " this is what the mustang always lacked, a much needed improvement, way to go blue oval!!!
Not another 4 banger mustang!! Even if it includes a turbo/intercooler/exhaust and chip, I doubt it will be any match for an STi or Evo X. If they want to try their luck in the performance 4 banger market, they should bring back ford Probe, and make that as the 4 banger sport car option, and leave the mustang the way it is.
Only a dual charger- super/turbo combo would even be a viable option for anyone that would want a mustang over the forementioned autos, and I doubt Ford wants to cover that kind of setup under warranty.
Why I'm not in charge...
I would make the V8 a twin turbo, put huge exhaust pipes in the center of the car, make the seats out of the best leather I could find, replace hood, and other body parts with carbon fiber, and sell it 70k, install an ABS kill switch, make traction control optionial (which i think is technically illegal these days) .
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