The next time you're at a bar and some Eurotrash drunkard starts bad-mouthing the Mustang Boss 302 as a "crude, unbalanced American gas guzzler," take a deep breath and politely inform him that the Boss 302 a well-balanced sports car capable of lapping one of the world's great racetracks faster than many European sports cars. Then you can punch him in the teeth.
Germany's Sport Auto brought what we imagine may be Europe's only Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca to the famed Hockenheimring, where test driver Christian Gebhardt proceeded to rip off a hot lap of the H-ring's short course in one minute and 13.2 seconds—two-tenths faster than the Audi R8 4.2 quattro, three-tenths faster than the Ferrari California and the Aston Martin DBS, and a whole second faster than the M3 coupe with Competition Package.
As if that wasn't enough all-American humiliation for the Continentals, the Boss 302 Laguna Seca also outbrakes a carbon ceramic brake-equipped 991-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S down to a stop from 62 and 124 miles per hour. But at its core, it's still a Mustang, and it'll do a burnout that will make you stand up and salute.