The American muscle car is coming back into vogue, meaning that the return of the Ford Mustang Boss 302 was inevitable.

The classic Boss 302 is back indeed for 2012. The legendary spots car, originally produced in 1969, returns packing power and style by the bucketful.

The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 features a 5-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 444 hp – over twice as much as the original Boss. Looking for performance? Ford reports the Boss does 0-60 in 4.0 seconds.

If your concerned about fuel consumption, the Boss 302 comes in at a respectable 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

The vehicle is loaded with sharp detail and attractive styling that will please auto enthusiasts.

Finally, the cool hockey stripes on its sides of the Boss 302 are optional.

Pricing on the Boss 302 begins at about $41,000.