Ford Adding Performance Shift Light Indicator to Shelby GT350, GT350R Mustangs
Ford is taking every precaution to ensure that the new Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustangs are the most track-oriented performance cars on the market when they drop later this year. The latest aspect to contribute to this cause is a HUD shift light indicator that will help drivers stay better focused on the road ahead while simultaneously streamlining track times.
The Performance Shift Light Indicator is a HUD located directly in front of the driver in the form of a bar of LED lights. The lights’ behavior is customizable, as are desired shift points. The indicator will come with three different pre-set modes: Tach, Track, and Drag.
In Tach mode, the LEDs light up sequentially from left to right. In Track mode, the LEDs light up on either end from the outside-in, building until the shift point is reached and the whole LED bar flashes in accordance. And in Drag mode, the entire bar stays dark until the shift point is hit, at which point the entire light bar flashes.
The Performance Shift Light Indicator will be standard equipment on both the Shelby GT350 and GT350R. Ford will sell a limited run of each—100 GT350 Mustangs and 38 GT350R Mustangs—with the 2015 model year designation prior to a larger 2016 model run.