Word has it that the Ford TracKey
feature available on the Mustang Boss 302
will come with some interesting fine print. According to Mustangs
Daily, owners who opt to have TracKey installed at their local Ford dealer
will have to endure a three-year, 36,000-mile powertrain warranty
. That's noticeably shorter than the five-year, 60,000-mile warranty that comes standard on the Mustang Boss 302. In addition, owners who decide to bolt on any extra performance modifications in conjunction with TracKey will see their warranty completely voided. Ford
says that aftermarket
modifications could cause severe engine damage.
Despite the shortened warranty, Mustangs Daily reports that Ford doesn't expect any reliability issues with TracKey. The company says that its engineers have done all of the necessary homework on the system.
From the sound of things, Ford is simply protecting itself from abusive owners who may seek to take advantage of a race car with a warranty
. We'll learn more once Ford officially debuts TracKey at SEMA
in Las Vegas in a few weeks.