Originally Posted by right to travel
Uh yes the 302S
were announced in 2009 and were available in 2010 as 2011 models. While there will be no "production" Boss 302 these two cars will continue to be made to order and sold as 2014 cars See Links above
. And yes the rags need permission from the manufacturer to do testing and comparisons. And if the didnt why didn't motortrend just go get a Boss 302 to compare to the 1LE. Because Ford said hell no and gave them a GT track pack which, and I quote "GOT IT'S ASS KICKED" by the 1LE. Yes i know the 302S and 302R are not street legal but they are track cars as is the Z/28
Im not at all worried about what the competition is doing and one upping them i just want to see two BADASS cars (maybe 3 one day when mopar gets there head out of there ass) do what they are made to do and battle it out on the track, strip and street (and sales i guess).
Oh, I read your post. 302S and 302R are not Boss 302's now are they? Sure, you can compare the Z28 to one of Ford's track specific, non-street legal race cars, but why? It would not surprise me, however, if a Z28 beat a 302S or R.
And no, magazines do not need the permission of the manufacturer to test a car or to make comparisons. I think if you will go back and read the article you reference, it states that Ford would not give them a Boss 302 to use. The magazine certainly could have procured a Boss 302 on their own to use for the comparison, but that's a lot of money to spend just to do an article. Again, the magazine did not need Ford's permission, it needed/wanted Ford to supply it with a car to use, which Ford politely refused.