If you haven’t taken a Ford Mustang with seriously respectable power to the track, then you are definitely missing out. What’s more, if you have, you know what a feat it is to get just that “perfect launch”…because it means everything in the ET. For the 2013 Shelby GT500, however, life just got a little easier at the track.
Ford has equipped the 2013 GT500 with a brand new launch control make sure every launch is fluid & efficient, every single time. A recombinant recipe of traction control and engine tuning ensure that the suspension, tires, and weight-shift are balanced when the powertrain is producing substantial power, in order to achieve “maximum thrust” (as SVT engineers put it).
While launch control might not seem like anything all that novel or special in the autosports realm, as-is applied to the 2013 GT500, the more promising thought to hold is that we could see this feature as an option, or perhaps even standard when the 2015 Mustang makes its presence known on the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Now that is something to get excited about. For now, check out more details in the official Press Release from Ford Motor Company.