All 2018 Ford Mustangs Gets Line-Lock Feature – Video
Ford has expanded the availability of electronic line-lock on 2018 Mustang. The feature will now come standard on all pony cars, including the 2.3-liter EcoBoost model.
The feature is available with either the 10-speed SelectShift automatic or six-speed manual gearbox, and 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. Line-lock holds the front brakes for up to 15 seconds, allowing a driver to spin the rear wheels in place.
Drivers with available new 12-inch, all-digital instrument cluster will see on the display of a spinning alloy wheel creating a cloud of smoke when line-lock is engaged. The feature is activated using steering wheel-mounted thumb switches, and once it’s 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.
“We introduced line-lock on EcoBoost Mustangs because we didn’t want those customers to miss out,” said Mark Schaller, Ford Mustang marketing manager. “The number of people choosing EcoBoost power continues to grow globally, and with the increased torque and new features coming on the new Mustang, customers will not be disappointed.”