The 2015 Mustang’s Dirty Little Secret

By | December 9, 2013

2015 Fod Mustang GT

It’s true.  The 6th generation Mustang has a dirty little secret.  Rumors have been proliferating throughout the Internet after Mustang Chief Engineer Dave Pericak told Fox News that not everything about the new Mustang was disclosed at its reveal.  The undisclosed tidbit is said to be an “OEM first”.  From what we know about the Mustang it will have a plenty of firsts for a Mustang but what about OEM?  There are a lot of cars out there with crazy features.  Self parking cars, extra keys that pack an alternate personality, and multicolored interior lighting have all been done before.

While there is a bunch of hearsay about what the secret feature is exactly, the most popular idea is that the 2015 Stang will have electronic burnout control.  Apparently Motor Authority has a mole on the inside and their sources have confirmed that burnout control is indeed the guarded information.  Burnout assist?  Really?  It certainly is a first in the OEM if it turns out to be true.  Most performance cars have launch control but none have had the ability to help you perform the perfect burnout.  Apparently a heavy right foot followed by feathery pedal play isn’t good enough these days.  I’m guessing this new feature partially disables the electronic nannies that would otherwise reel in your attempts to thrash the rear tires and of course automatically apply the correct amount of throttle and torque to display your manliness.  Still, in our opinion, your manliness would be much better suited in a generation 5.  Not to mention that it’s doubtful that Ford will reimburse you for any tickets you acquire for exhibition of power.


Source: Motor Authority


Chad Waite on December 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm.

I hate to say it, but electronic burnout control is a stupid idea. To me that’s about as valuable as saying the car comes standard with hydraulics or three spare tires instead of one….

jason on December 10, 2013 at 10:30 am.

That is an insanely stupid idea. And I’ll be honest, it strikes me as something of a cheat. A good burn-out (as opposed to just squealing your tires) is a test of skill and a means of showing off. But now in our electronic, computer-controlled, wussified world, we’ll just have the car do it for you.


The more I hear about this car, the less impressed I am. Guess I’d better keep my ’03 in good shape, eh?

Matthew on December 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm.

I totally agree with you guys on both accounts. Not a big fan of this feature.

Chance Hales on December 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm.

I agree too. It is a completely useless feature. As useless as night vision heads up display. At least Launch Control actually does something useful. Most of the time.

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