2018 Ford Mustang To Offer Electronic Line-Lock – Even On The EcoBoost

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Previously available only on the V8-powered Ford Mustang GT, Ford’s burnout-enabling electronic line-lock feature is coming to the Mustang EcoBoost base model for 2018. The feature makes burnouts a breeze by holding the car with the front brakes for up to 15 seconds while the driver mashes the throttle to spin the rear tires. This is ostensibly for the benefit of drag racers, who use burnouts as a way to heat up the rear tires to improve traction prior to lining up for a race, but let’s be honest: everyone loves a good burnout.

“Burnouts just never get old, no matter how old you are and how many times you’ve done them,” confirms Formula Drift champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. “Who would have thought that we would see an EcoBoost Mustang producing 15 seconds of fury like this? You’ve got to love these rad things Ford is doing.”

For the 2018 model year, the Ford Mustang’s Line Lock feature will come standard on EcoBoost and GT models, with either the 6-speed manual transmission or Ford’s new 10-speed SelectShift automatic. Cars with the optional 12-inch digital instrument panel will gain the added benefit of a nifty graphic depicting a spinning wheel kicking up smoke each time Line Lock is activated.

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The 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT will arrive in dealer showrooms later this year.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Ecoboost engines all : over 100 l/100km, easy damage on test destroy before 15,000 rpm.

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