Anyone remember the evocative Ford Mustang Boss 429 that was introduced in 1969? It’s currently dubbed as one of the most valued and rarest classic muscle cars to date, and famed US-based company Classic Recreations will be unveiling a reborn version of the Mustang Boss at the SEMA show later this month.
The one-off model will be powered by a massive 8.4 litre “stroker” V8 that packs approximately 815 hp, thanks to a new valvetrain and engine management system. It will also get a brand new clutch and flywheel from Centerforce, which are designed to handle the massive power hike. The front-engine, rear-drive layout remains.
The Boss 429 originally came with a 7.0 litre 385 Cobra jet V8 that made 375 hp at 5,200 rpm and 610 Nm of torque at 3,400 rpm. The horsepower figure may seem low, but several sources have said that the actual number was likely higher. A sole four-speed manual transmission was offered.
This won’t be the only Mustang Boss project by Classic Recreations, though. The company has just been given the green light to restore the Boss 302 Mustang and the Mustang Mach 1, although matching this all-black Boss 429 in terms of outright appeal can prove to be a tall order.