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Love burnouts? The new Mustang can assist you

By Faiming_low on 27 Apr 2014

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If you are into muscle cars, chances are you love racing (or watching races) on a drag strip. Most folks who hang out at the drag strip will tell you that you will need some heat in your tyres to get the tyres to hook up better. So Ford came up with its latest feature, the 'electronic line-lock' to assist the driver in doing burnouts.
 
Attached Image You may think that burnouts are easy to do but modulating the brakes while letting the driven wheels spin up on the spot is tougher than you imagine (in manual transmission of course). But with Ford Mustang GT's line-lock, all you need to do is to throttle hard. The car will apply brakes on the front wheels only while the rear tyres are free to spin. 


For those who still like to DIY, you will be glad that this assist can be turned off.
 

 

 

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Carmour Apr 29 2014 10:22 AM

Tyres must be cheap over there.

tanbk Apr 29 2014 10:25 AM
'It's essentially a burnout feature, used to maximize the traction of the rear wheel tires. What it allows the driver to do is heat up the rear tires to achieve maximum traction prior to a drag-strip launch.'
 
 
But take note that it works only on drag racing tires (drag slicks). Heating street tires DECREASES traction instead!
drivinghazard Apr 29 2014 05:56 PM

Tyres must be cheap over there.

Not only tyres. Petrol also cheap. Heck, the car also cheap.

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