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.
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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
Electronic line-lock is traditionally used by drag racers ahead of the starting line to heat up the tire rubber for improved traction when the start light goes green. The feature leverages state-of-the-art software technology that also allows amateur race car drivers, particularly those competing in bracket racing, to achieve more consistent performance times.
Using steering wheel-mounted thumb switches, a driver toggles through a menu on the instrument cluster to activate electronic line-lock. Once engaged, the system builds pressure on the front brake calipers. Another button press holds the pressure for up to 15 seconds, allowing the driver to hit the throttle and spin the rear wheels while the car stays in place.
Video showcasing the track feature and starring Vaughn Gittin Jr. introduces powerful new Mustang EcoBoost with line-lock to random pedestrians near Irwindale Speedway in California.