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Friday, June 30, 2017

Ford Just Added Line-Lock (Burnout) Feature to All 2018 Mustangs (See Video)

Ford’s electronic line-lock system—one of the coolest features of the Mustang GT—expands to the entire Mustang lineup for 2018, from the entry-level turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder Mustang EcoBoost with a six-speed manual transmission to the 5.0-liter V-8 Mustang GT with the new 10-speed automatic transmission. In previous years, line lock was limited to the V-8 Mustang GT.  
Ford Just Added Line-Lock (Burnout) Feature to All 2018 Mustangs (See Video)




Line lock works by automatically applying the Mustang’s front brakes so that the driver can floor the throttle and burn rubber for up to 15 seconds. In theory, the feature is a tool for Mustang customers who drag-race their vehicle, as the ability to perform a brief burnout warms up the rear tires and improves traction at launch. In practice, though, we predict line lock will be used to perform smoky burnouts for excited crowds.

As the video below shows, activating line lock requires scrolling to the Track Apps menu within the Mustang’s gauge-cluster display screen. Mustangs with the new-for-2018 optional 12-inch digital gauge cluster additionally can show a graphic of a spinning and smoking tire that displays when line lock is engaged. Look for the 2018 Mustang to reach Ford dealerships later this year.





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