It might not be the baddest or most outrageously powerful Mustang, but the Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a 'Stang with a glorious past. It gained its fame in the 1970, raced by Parnelli Jones (among others) in the Trans-Am series. What it boasted was a powerful engine joined to superb (for a Mustang, anyway) handling.
So it's not the 2013 Shelby GT500, which is almost too burly for its own good. But power isn't everything. And for Ford, it's a great piece of marketing and a car that will continue to uphold what could be the greatest brand in the automotive world. Although the Corvette guys would argue with you.
Plus, it's orange and in my book there just aren't enough orange muscle cars on the road these days.