The 2015 Ford Mustang could very well come equipped with electronic burnout control, confirms the Washington Post. It’s already been a rumored feature among a number of rumor and confirmed features, but this report should be especially enticing to Mustang lovers around the world. The word arrived this afternoon.
The burnout control feature is likely the “OEM first” mentioned by Mustang chief engineer Dave Pericak to Fox News last weekend. The Post compared the feature to launch control for burnouts. It will reportedly let drivers create the perfect burnout with ease.
Burnouts have traditionally been used in drag racing as a way to heat up the tires for better traction on the starting line. It creates a spectacular, thick, white-to-grey smoke and prepares the way for launch. Burnouts often depend on line locks, which hold the front brakes while releasing the rear brakes and allowing the rear tires to spin. No word yet on whether the 2015 Mustang will come standard with line locks, but Motor Authority proposes that an electronic burnout control system could depend on those plus a traction control disabling mechanism and a possible rev-limiter for maximum engine speed and a well timed clutch dump. Ideally, the feature will be able to be disengaged for manual control.
The rumored — and now all but confirmed “secret” — feature of the 2015 Mustang is one of many. Independent rear suspension, adaptive cruise control, keyless ignition and more are also new to the 50-year-anniversary Ford classic. Stay tuned to our cars portal for further confirmation of burnout control and other features of this evolved muscle car.
SOURCE: Washington Post