Just because it’s Gaia-friendly, doesn’t mean the 2015 Ecoboost Mustang is any less of a road monster. Need proof? Check out this video where Tyler Hinker, a die-hard muscle car maniac hits the track in a ’15… and the classic 1970 Boss 302. You’ll never guess the result.

First off, why’s it called the Boss? No, it’s not named after a certain Jersey rocker (nice try, though). The boss in this case is Bunkie Knudsen, the designer Larry Shinoda’s boss, who brought Shinoda with him to Ford in 1968. 

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Raw ‘70s Power and the Boss 302 

It’s also the boss because of its V8 engine, competition suspension, and in this particularly vibrant instance, a kickass paint job. Plus, even back then, you could load it up with deluxe leather (read: OG) interior to match that outer beauty on the inside. And then of course there’s that V8 engine that pretty much embodies the Mustang muscle that’s made the line so famous.

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Ecoboost® in the ’15 Mustang 

The 2015 Ecoboost® has a four-cylinder engine, but still gives you the torque you know a Mustang will always deliver. While the 70s Mustang punches up the power in classic fashion, the 2015 Ecoboost® engine finds a way to give you more hp in half the cylinders (a fact that’s even true over some 21st century Mustangs like the 2005). Basically, Ecoboost® let’s you have your torque and afford it too, even with today’s gas prices. Go ahead and rev to your heart’s content. 


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