Ford’s Giving The 2018 Ecoboost Mustangs Line Lock

V8 Mustang drivers soon won’t be the only ones be the only ones able to burn out with the help of the onboard computer. Starting with the 2018 model year, the EcoBoost Ford Mustang will also come equipped with the line lock feature, according to The Drive.

Line lock was originally designed to warm up the rear rubber before a drag race and will now be available on all new pony cars. No matter if you have a 6 or 10-speed transmission you are now burnout-ready. And with the 2018 models said to have more torque than the 320 lb.-ft. the 2017 model year puts out, that should be no problem now. Ford put the new feature to the test with drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. behind the wheel of an Ecoboost. Is this a feature you’d want on your ride?

This week on PowerNation our 4 shops have some handy takeaways you could use on your builds. Plus Katie will feature this beautifully restored 1949 Chevy pickup named ‘Ol 49 that’s been passed down from one generation to the next. Owners Jo and Adrean Shelton restored the truck in Jo’s dad’s memory. They turned to The Hot Rod Shop in Corinth, Mississippi to transform the 3/4 ton flatbed into a more modern classic truck in about 9 months. After lots of body work on the steel body, they dropped in a GM crate 350 engine that rolls on American Racing Wheels and Goodyear rubber. The bed is Oak with a Jacobean stain finished off with polished stainless steel strips and bolts.

Jo chose the PPG “Carbon Black Metallic” paint color. The interior is two-tone with Charcoal and Ruby leather filled with all the creature comforts, done by M & M Hot Rod Interiors. Also this week Team Summit NHRA Funny Car racer Tim Wilkerson will have a tip on picking fuel cells. It’s one full block of tech so make sure you join us.