Slotted above the Laguna Seca, the 302S is well-prepared for the motorsport business, as the six-point roll cage, six-point harness, and removable steering wheel can attest. The 302S is a turnkey racecar eligible for the SCCA World Challenge GTS and NASA American Iron series.
At $79,000, it’ll be over $30,000 more than the Laguna Seca-edition Boss, but only the 302S will come with barely any interior. The trim panels and sound deadening are sacrificed to shave weight, and the Recaro racing seat wouldn’t be comfortable for long-haul commuter travel anyway. The carbon-fiber decklid rear wing would likely attract a fair amount of attention from the local authorities, so it’s best to stay on the track. Up front resides a 302S-specific ventilated fiberglass hood with the requisite hood pins. And let’s not forget about the adjustable front splitter and tow hook.
Like the Laguna Seca, the 302S will have adjustable suspension, a 3.73 limited-slip rear differential, and the tweaked, normally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 producing 444 horsepower. Production will be limited to just 50 cars and is scheduled to start the second quarter of 2011.
Below, Ford Racing’s YouTube video reveals the 302S was sent to Homestead in Florida for testing. The sights and sounds are at your fingertips. Just play the video below to see the racing Boss dance around the corners and absolutely fly on the high-speed banking (straightaway speeds are well in excess of 100 mph). Gratuitous launch control shots are included too.
Source: Ford Racing (via YouTube)