The 2011 Ford Mustang has been making a lot of news around the blogisphere this past month. Maybe it was the information embargo put in place by Ford Motor Company to try and prevent information from leaking out that spurred the interest—and then leaks. Or maybe it is the return of the new 2011 Ford Mustang GT back to the hay day of the 5.0 engine (a favorite among enthusiasts). The newest news is that Ford will be selling a track-only version of the new Mustang GT in the BOSS 302R Road Racer.

2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R

2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R

According to our partners over at TheCarConnection.com, consumers will be able to buy a purpose built track-only car directly through Ford Dealerships. There is a couple catches to this story. First of all, the car will be specified for off-road use only and will start at $79K for the base 2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R Road Racing. Second, only 50 of these racing models will be offered making this a limited production run and probably highly collectible since it is being marketed as part of the 40th Anniversary of Parnelli Jones’ 1970 Trans Am championship. Third, you may have to choose which race dress you want your Mustang to be delivered in: Grand-Am, SCCA, or NASA.

All-in-all, we here at AllSmallCars.com are glad to see the return of American icons back to the racing circuit whether that be club SCCA or NASA racing or the likes of Daytona. Speaking of, a Grand-Am dress 2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R is supposed to be entered into Daytona next year. Stay tuned here and to you local tracks for more news on the ongoing revival of a racing icon.