Feature gets you ready for a drag race
Ford confirmed a while back that the 2015 Mustang GT would have a line lock feature. However, the company didn’t give much in the way of details on the feature. That has changed now with Ford putting out a press release today talking about the feature for the all-new Mustang GT.
A line lock is typically something that has to be added on the aftermarket. Ford says this is the first time that a car has come from the factory with a line lock in place. What this feature does is allow the driver to locks the brakes on the front wheels only. They can then do a burnout with the rear wheels freely spinning without the car moving.
This feature is something that is needed for people that like to drag race so they can get their tires up to temperature before shooting down the track.
“Competition has been an integral part of the Ford Mustang lifestyle since its earliest days 50 years ago,” said Steve Ling, Ford car marketing manager. “We know our customers, and we wanted to provide a unique feature for those wishing to take full advantage of the increased capability offered by this new Mustang GT at the drag strip.”
The 2015 Mustang GT gets a launch control feature as well taking care of both the tire warm up and launch during a drag race.
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“We’re using advanced controls technology for the all-new Mustang to provide some of our most dedicated fans with an industry-first feature they can use when they go to the track,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “With electronic line-lock, customers who drive their Mustangs to work all week and then compete on the weekends will appreciate not having to modify their brake systems to be able to do effective tire prep at the drag strip.”