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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is the muscle car you can dream of

Muscle Car of The Week's final car for 2017 is a legend

Ford wanted a competitor for the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, and so the Mustang Boss 302 was born. But that was not all. 

Ford needed to make the Mustang legal for competition in the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am racing series (winning the 1970 season), so it mass-produced a number of cars that looked the same as the track car but were completely street legal. The Mustang Boss 302 was, in every respect, better than a normal Mustang, though.

First of all, the chassis was lighter. The car had a custom (5-liter) V8 developing 290 hp, better front and rear suspensions, better brakes, F60x15 tires, better steering and a design to die for.

It was one of the most European-like sports cars, with a stiff suspension and a firm approach in the bends. It also did the quarter-mile in 14.9 seconds at 93.4 mph, so it wasn't just a good-looking  Mustang. Here's everything you need to know about this legend, courtesy of Muscle Car of the Week and a mint-condition 302 from The Brothers Collection.

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