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