2015 Ford Mustang GT Line Lock Tech Demo: Burnouts Made Easy [Video]

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Executing the perfect smokey burnout at the cost of a little tire tread is a good way to look cool on the street. Actually, burnouts started in drag racing where the tires must be warmed up to obtain optimum traction on the racing surface. Normally you need a car with lots of horsepower and a manual transmission. And with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, the new pony car can do this quite easily.

Ford has made it easy for anyone to do burnouts, without having to balance the brake and accelerator pedals, by including an electronic line lock as standard equipment in the 2015 Mustang GT.

A line locker is an old school drag racing device that sets up the car so the brake pedal only engages the front brakes while the driver puts heat into the rear tires. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to engage the line lock app in the Mustang GT and roast the tires to maximum tire melting goodness.

Be forewarned that racing your vehicle will void the factory warranty as stated in the Mustang’s paperwork. Jumping into a track day with your local car club is okay, but actual timed competition will render the warranty useless.

So much fun and an easy way of smoking the tires. Owners should be on friendly terms with their local tire shop and ready to empty their wallet as they burn through the rear tires.

Derek Mau
Before becoming an automotive journalist, Derek was diving into engine bays and wiring car audio systems for competitions since high school. Granted, there were a few extra bits and pieces after reassembling everything but nothing ever fell apart on the road. Today Derek applies his enthusiasm and gearhead knowledge into the latest cars, unraveling today's complex automotive technology, and learning the rich history of classic cars.