There’s no denying that the 2015 Ford Mustang holds quite a bit of allure, particularly to the performance-minded subset of the population. The newest generation of the pony car promises more power, better handling, and features like line lock that are geared at racing.
About the racing part: Ford says that if it finds out anyone is racing their 2015 Mustang it will void the car’s warranty. Sounds harsh, but it’s hardly the first time an automaker has warned the buyers of a hot car that racing the performance machine will not be tolerated.
What exactly constitutes racing your Mustang? Motor Authority had this very question, so it contacted Ford and asked for clarification. In a nutshell, the response was that features like line lock can be used in a closed environment to test the capabilities of the car, but if it involves racing another car or a “predetermined time.”
Makes perfect sense, right?
The big problem is that Ford officials keep talking about how the new Mustang will be the most track-capable ever. The line lock feature, for instance, has even been cited repeatedly for being an option that will increase track performance. It seems like a contradiction to many, but again Ford is stating that people can take their Mustang to the track and test the performance capabilities of the car without racing another vehicle or the clock.
In the end, it might just come down to Mustang owners racing the car and not telling Ford, then Ford engaging in sneaky tactics to discover which owners are indeed racing their cars. To expect that Mustang owners won’t race their car is like asking children to never play with their toys.