Across the world, the Ford Mustang has long been known as a fast car in a straight line and one more than capable of performing some epic burnouts. In recent years, Mustang’s have become better and better at taking corners at speed, but that doesn’t mean Ford is abandoning the Mustang’s rubber burning potential for the new 2015 model. In fact, reports have emerged suggesting the complete opposite.
If the current hype is to be believed, the 2015 Ford Mustang will feature a unique burnout control system helping driver’s to perform the perfect burnout. Such a system would inevitably be quite controversial as one of the best feelings about performing a well-executed burnout is knowing that you are in full control of the vehicle. With a burnout control system, it is likely although not yet confirmed, that the electronics will play a role in starting as well as maintaining the burnout.
Ford has yet to confirm whether this speculated burnout control system is a real thing, but even if it is not, the new Ford Mustang does have lots going for it.
Under the hood, the 2015 Ford Mustang is available with three engines consisting of an upgraded 3.7-liter V6, a brand new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and a more powerful 5.0-liter V8 powerplant. The new EcoBoost engine features direct injection, variable cam timing and a turbocharger to help deliver more than 305 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the 3.7-liter V6 pumps out “at least” 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The top-of-the-line 5.0-liter V8 found in the new Mustang GT produces more than 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. All of these engines can be mated to an updated manual transmission as well as a reworked automatic featuring steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
[Via Motor Authority]