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Posted: 28 Apr 2014
Ford hearts drag racers
Ford has announced a new standard fit performance feature on the Mustang GT: line-lock.
You see, if you're a drag-racer, you have to do a little burnout to warm up the tyres before you launch down the strip. Which means pressing the brake and accelerator at the same time.
With line-lock enabled, the driver can release the brake pedal but the system keeps hydraulic pressure on the front, while releasing the rears, allowing said driver to do massive smokey burnouts and warm up the tyres.
When up to temp, just hit launch control, and floor the accelerator. And then hope you don't burst into flames...
Ford, Top Gear salutes you.