Been saving your pennies for a 2015 Ford Mustang? Put in a few extra shifts or some overtime? Got a great down payment ready? Well, however much you saved for your new pony car, start saving more - you'll need the extra money to spend on tires.

That's because the Mustang will come with a system called Line Lock, which can lock the front brakes electronically, allowing drivers to perform big, dumb, smoky burnouts without moving so much as an inch. It's sort of like launch control, only the average driver might actually use it.

Now, line locks aren't uncommon, particularly in drag racing. Usually, a flip of the switch locks the front brakes. The Mustang, besides offering the system from the factory which is unique in and of itself, looks a bit more involved.

We're quite glad Ford has gone ahead and published this video. When it finally comes time for us to test the all-new Mustang, we'll be plenty familiar with the first feature we test. Take a look below for the full video.


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      cgm9999
      • 8 Months Ago
      Use it, don't use it, whatever. I like it not because I'd ever use such a feature on the street (heating drag radials increases traction - heating street tires does nothing other than needlessly waste your tread) but because it shows Ford understands its customers. IMHO, any company that puts the the lawyers temporarily at parade rest for the sake of customer desires is pretty cool in my book. So, to me, the value isn't in the feature itself, but rather, the good PR.
        Ron
        • 8 Months Ago
        @cgm9999
        you obviously missed the fine print.. "Racing your vehicle will void your warranty"; right at the start of the video. In other words, they are giving you a track only feature, so using it means your raced your car, which voids your warranty. So use of track apps = void warranty (real similar to 09-10 GTR LC)
          carguy1701
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Ron
          That's standard legalese. Check the other comments.
      Sean Victorine
      • 8 Months Ago
      'MURICA! I love it.
      border411@yahoo.com
      • 8 Months Ago
      So how long until they start denying warranty claims based on evidence of people drag racing?
      bonehead
      • 8 Months Ago
      LOL at this announcement coming on Earth Day. Ford is all like F-u Earth Day!!! 'Murica!!!!!
      rstonnerdd
      • 8 Months Ago
      Line Lock: Sponsored by Goodyear!
      bonehead
      • 8 Months Ago
      Take that mother nature!!!!
      Edsel
      • 8 Months Ago
      I dare Autoblog to troll this news story on their sister site, AutoBlog Green. The comments should be fascinating. Q: Can you "Line Lock" a Nissan Leaf?
        Steve K
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Edsel
        Yeah, it's sad when the HuffPost refugees get lost and make their way here.
        HVH20
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Edsel
        Yeah, pull the e-brake.
      kulpw
      • 3 Months Ago

      435 HP in a 3,705 pound shoe box is a recipe for disaster.  Ford won't stand behind their warranties anyway.

      jonnybimmer
      • 8 Months Ago
      Before some folks get pessimistic and go all "Car's are doing everything themselves nowadays! The all the work is gone, it's too easy now! The good days where a driver had to do everything themselves are over!", let us just appreciate the fact that there is a new car for sale today that was built with a feature that's only purpose is to do standing burnouts. That despite all of the federally-mandatory safety features that cars have to carry nowadays, someone looked at the "rule book" under burnouts and saw there wasn't anything thing that told them they can't; it's up to the driver whether they get busted or not. Personally I'd never waste a set of tires like that (if I'm gonna shred tires, at least let me be moving, preferably sideways) but kudos to Ford for listening to its fan base and giving them something they'd like despite how reckless/pointless it may be to everyone else.
      Matt
      • 8 Months Ago
      How do you activate this feature? Flip your mullet back and shout "Git-R-Done!"?
      MoralThinker
      • 8 Months Ago
      I am so disappointed in this new 'Mustang'... 50 years of design, and this is the best they could come up with? The four door Fusion is a much better looking car... a 'Modern' looking car. This 'beast' reminds me much too much of the dreaded '79 Mustang. As far as Burn-outs, come-on, how many people are going to be doing 'Burnouts'??? I'm already, 'Burnt out' on this Mustang...
        bullitt2605
        • 8 Months Ago
        @MoralThinker
        Good go away.
        Chris
        • 8 Months Ago
        @MoralThinker
        A 79'? You might want to get your eyes checked because this looks nothing like a Fox Body. Happy trolling troll.
      RGT881
      • 8 Months Ago
      Ah yes the White Trash feature for those who wish to marry their own sister. Just kidding, I see every immature 22 year old using this feature in US, Middle East, Russia, China and so forth.
        mawhalen53
        • 8 Months Ago
        @RGT881
        You must be a blast at parties
        tehryguy
        • 8 Months Ago
        @RGT881
        You do understand that this has a valid use, right? Not just showing off (although it's good for that, too. However, I could do a satisfactory standing burnout with my old Volvo 960 and it's electronic locking rear diff, so it's not all that impressive).
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