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june 30, 2017 - Ford

Ford Unleashes Line-Lock on Mustang EcoBoost, Debuts Industry-First Cluster Animation of Wheel Burning Rubber

  • State-of-the-art electronic line-lock will be a standard feature on all Mustangs, including 2.3-liter EcoBoost-equipped models; previously available only on V8 #mustang GT
  • Drivers with available new 12-inch, all-digital instrument cluster will see on the display an industry-first animation of a spinning alloy wheel creating a cloud of smoke when line-lock is engaged
  •  Video showcasing the track feature and starring #vaughngittinjr introduces powerful new #mustang EcoBoost with line-lock to random pedestrians near Irwindale Speedway in #california  

    DEARBORN, Mich., June 29, 2017 – More rubber meets the road later this year when #ford expands the availability of electronic line-lock on 2018 #mustang. The track-exclusive feature – previously available only on V8-powered #mustang GT – will be standard on all pony cars, including those equipped with 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engines.

    The feature is available with either the 10-speed SelectShift® automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

    On models equipped with an available 12-inch, all-digital instrument display, drivers will see an industry-first, video-game-like animation of a spinning alloy wheel kicking up a cloud of smoke to indicate when the electronic line-lock feature is activated.

    “Burnouts just never get old, no matter how old you are and how many times you’ve done them,” said #vaughngittinjr, Formula Drift Champion. “Who would have thought that we would see an EcoBoost #mustang producing 15 seconds of fury like this? You’ve got to love these rad things #ford is doing.”

More information on the press release