The 2015 Ford Mustang is the most technologically advanced example of the model in its half-century history.
Along with an optional 305 hp turbocharged and direct fuel injected four-cylinder engine, and the first independent rear suspension on a standard production ‘Stang, the new car offers a laundry list of electronic goodies.
There’s blind-spot monitoring; reverse cross-traffic alert; adaptive radar cruise control; a collision warning system; four selectable drive modes; a MyFord Touch infotainment interface; Track Apps, which has among other things a built-in quarter-mile clock complete with a drag strip-style Christmas Tree countdown timer and launch control on V8 models to go with it. Even the roof on the convertible version opens twice as fast as the one on the current car can.
But that’s not all.
At the New York unveiling of the car, Mustang Chief Engineer Dave Pericak said that his baby has a few more things up its sleeve than what was revealed at the event.
“A lot of new features and technology and I even have some that I’m not ready to tell you about, but we don’t forget how to play to the kid inside of us,” he told FoxNews.com. “We’ve got another feature coming that will be an OEM [original equipment manufacturer] first.”
But what could it possibly be?
Self-parking is old news these days, as is built-in WiFi.
Ford already offers configurable ambient lighting in pretty much all of its cars, including the Mustang, so it won’t be that.
Automated perfuming? Nope, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has that for some reason, and the Mustang is a muscle car, after all.
The 2012-2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 came with a special key that remapped the engine tuning to optimize it for track use, but that’s obviously been done before, by Pericak’s team!
Personally, I’m voting for a pre-installed nitrous oxide system, but am also guessing that the Feds might have an issue with that.
High Gear Media editorial director Marty Padgett suggests a smoky-burnout feature for the launch control for drivers who can’t execute a proper brake stand on their own. This would be awesome, for sure, and is well within the realm of possibility.
In any event, it may be quite a while before we find out. The 2015 Mustang doesn’t go on sale until next Fall.
Have any ideas while we wait? Let us know in the comments section.