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But Ford says racing your new 2015 Mustang GT will void the warranty

Rumors circulated for a while late last year that the 2015 Mustang GT would make it easier for drivers to perform burnouts. Ford is now talking up that feature of the new Mustang and it is officially called line-lock.
“Competition has been an integral part of the Ford Mustang lifestyle since its earliest days 50 years ago,” said Steve Ling, Ford car marketing manager. “We know our customers, and we wanted to provide a unique feature for those wishing to take full advantage of the increased capability offered by this new Mustang GT at the drag strip.”

A line-lock is something that drag racers have used for years to lock the front brakes of the car to keep it in place for a burnout. A line-lock is something you typically had to add manually, but Ford says that the 2015 Mustang GT is the first car that will come from the factory with the functionality.
“We’re using advanced controls technology for the all-new Mustang to provide some of our most dedicated fans with an industry-first feature they can use when they go to the track,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “With electronic line-lock, customers who drive their Mustangs to work all week and then compete on the weekends will appreciate not having to modify their brake systems to be able to do effective tire prep at the drag strip.”

With the line lock enabled, the Mustang will lock the front brakes only when the brake pedal is pressed. That will allow the driver to spin the rear wheels to get the tires warmed up and ready for launch. Drivers can then turn on launch control and launch the Mustang to start their race.
The big catch with this feature is nestled at the bottom of the Ford press release. Ford says, "Electronic line-lock for 2015 Mustang GT is intended for use only on racetracks. Racing your vehicle will void your warranty."
The all-new 2015 Mustang has shed weight compared to the last model and has picked up an independent rear suspension.

Source: Ford

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Not On The Street
By mgilbert on 4/21/2014 11:52:37 AM , Rating: 2
Do this on the street, and get caught, and you will be ticketed. Tax collectors, uh, I mean 'traffic cops' just love a good excuse to issue a tax bill, uh, I mean 'citation' for stuff like this.

RE: Not On The Street
By FaaR on 4/21/2014 4:06:02 PM , Rating: 3
Doing what on the street, burnouts? That's purely nuisance behavior and you deserve to get ticketed for it. Same thing with switching your brakes to act only on the front wheels, that'd be extraordinarily dangerous on public roads, especially if you need to brake hard in a right-hand turn, you'd risk spinning out into the oncoming traffic lane when the rear of your car tries to overtake the front. You absolutely should get fined for that, hugely, and with damn good reason.

So in closing, screw selfish sociopaths like you.

RE: Not On The Street
By mgilbert on 4/22/2014 9:17:48 AM , Rating: 2
Lighten up! The comment was a put down to ticket happy cops - those who ticket for revenue instead of safety, usually in the form of speed traps. I haven't so much as barked a tire since I was a teenager over 30 years ago, and I agree with you, anyone who does a burnout on a public road with any traffic around whatsoever does deserve a ticket. If you must, go to a wide, desolate road clear of intersections, people, and traffic and with a good view for half a mile in either direction, and have at it.

RE: Not On The Street
By Spuke on 4/22/2014 12:45:27 PM , Rating: 2
So in closing, screw selfish sociopaths like you.
Calm down man LOL! It's not that bad.

RE: Not On The Street
By NellyFromMA on 4/22/2014 12:02:01 PM , Rating: 2
Burnouts on the street are stupid. Going 80 on the highway adhering to all other traffic laws is more sensible. I'd rather have someone cited for burning out than I would for doing 80 while adhering to all other traffic laws(aka, not driving like an ass).

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