We'll have a first-drive review for you in the next day or so, but in order to whet your appetite further, here's a photo gallery of the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302. If you'd like to see the Boss in action, click here for the video.

The 2012 Boss 302 will have 440 horsepower from its 302 cubic-inch V-8 and deliver a top speed of 155 miles per hour. Out back, 3.73 rear gears harness the power. Weekend racers will enjoy the fact that the Boss offers more than 1.0g of lateral acceleration.

The steering and suspension on the Boss are tweaked for better handling and road feel. The Boss has higher spring rates to go along with electronically adjustable dampers, a larger rear anti-roll bar, and a ride height that is 11 mm lower. All this in the name of less body roll and better road-holding capabilities. Softer bushings somewhat offset the stiffer ride.

Safety features haven't been forgotten. There's still an anti-skid system and traction control, and there's a sport mode for more-aggressive driving.

A Track Key gives the Boss a dual personality--using a certain key puts the car in race-ready mode, while the other key keeps the Boss docile enough (relatively speaking, of course) for street duty.

Check back soon for our full drive report on the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302.

[Motor Authority]