The most track capable production Mustang ever built is a title worn by both the 2012-13 Boss 302 and the 2015 Shelby GT350 during their respective reigns atop the Mustang performance hierarchy and many believe the latter to be the spiritual successor to the former.
It is only natural then that the two vehicles are often compared not only when discussing lap times but also in terms of overall handling and driving dynamics for the road.
Enter Everyday Driver — who with the help of M6G member Justin (bretlasalle), owner of both a base 2016 Shelby GT350 and a 2013 Boss 302 Mustang, were able to run the vehicles back-to-back on the canyon roads of Livermore, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The end result is an excellent video comparison and written review the latter which was done by M6G member Chance Hales (Phattyhales), who summed up the impressions of the Everyday driver reviewers as follows:
“I came into this review wondering if the Boss 302 would make a good alternative for Mustang lovers that can’t afford the $50,000 GT350. Now I would say yes. It sounds like a classic Mustang, it handles like a very sorted muscle car and it has the looks to match. But there is no doubt that the GT350 is the best Mustang built to date. It sheds its muscle car demeanor and has become a world-class sports car. We loved it so much we were fighting over who drove it.”
Be sure to check out the full 2016 Shelby GT350 vs 2013 Boss 302 review.