NASCAR fans and quarter-mile junkies can rejoice. According to StangTV.com, the 2013 Mustang will receive a 4.2-inch LCD screen that includes racetrack apps and digital gauges.
Among the features available, according to a Ford dealership training poster, are transmission, water, and cylinder head temperatures, air/ fuel ratios, and quarter-mile times, among other functions sure to appeal to enthusiasts.
When asked if the rumors were true, the reply from a Ford spokesperson was as boilerplate as it gets: “We don’t comment on future products, real or speculative.”
Automotive.com’s Take: Do we really need to monitor cylinder head temperatures and the air/fuel ratios on our Mustang GTs while cruising to the grocery store? How many gear heads will be testing their quarter-mile times on the freeway? Then again, Dodge has offered similar functions—minus the temperature monitoring—on its SRT models for a few years now, so Ford must be feeling the pressure to keep up with the Joneses.
Source: StangTV.com, Ford