Ford Releases Drag Race Tech For 2015 Mustang


Ford may have global aspirations for the new Mustang although that doesn’t mean the muscle car will forget its drag racing heritage.

Exposed in a video clip placed on the web, the newest characteristic enables car owners to locking mechanism the front side braking system only, before you apply the throttle to “” spin “” the back tyres.

“It’s basically a burnout characteristic,” clarifies stableness handle engineer Scott Mlynarczyk. “Used to maximise the grip of your rear tire tyres.”

Known as ‘Line Lock’, the digital brake-manage technology frequently capabilities in pull racing, and is used to enhance performance by heating up the rear tyres prior to launch.

It’s one among a variety of options available in the 2015 Mustang GT’s Monitor Apps menus, including Start Handle and Braking system Functionality.

When Series Locking mechanism is selected, sad the brake pedal engages and holds the entrance-tire program, freeing in the driver to hot the back tires well before triggering Launch Control on an suitable start off.

Ford is also keen to stress this feature is intended for track-only use – warning in the video that racing will void the vehicle’s warranty, though mustang chief engineer Dave Pericak believes it’ll set drag racers up for a great race.

The newest Ford Mustang shows up in the united kingdom next year, and will be supplied in appropriate-palm drive initially. Costs are supposed to commence from £30,000 for your four-cylinder EcoBoost.