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    2016 model year features revealed

    2016 Ford Mustang updates – official photos
    Dedicated Mustang fans will remember the turn-signal repeaters tucked in the hood vents of the second-generation 1967–68 pony car. Apparently, Mustang loyalists have been clamoring for the return of this nifty gimmick and Ford delivered: Every 2016 Mustang GT will feature LED turn-signal repeaters recessed under the lip of the hood vents. Is it particularly functional? Nah, probably not—but it's the kind of throwback nod that Ford loves to make for its devoted following.

    The 2016 model year also marks the return of two trim packages that originated in the Mustang's 1960s heyday: the California Special and Pony packages.

    Available on the Mustang GT Premium, the California Special adds 19-inch, black-painted machined-aluminum wheels; hood and side stripes; a black pedestal spoiler out back; darkened taillight trim; and black-painted mirrors and hood vents. There's also a unique "gas cap" badge (that hasn't served as an actual fuel filler since it first reappeared on the SN95 Mustang) on the rear panel. Inside, the CS features black leather and microsuede upholstery with red contrast stitching, and the door-panel inserts, dashboard plaque, and strut-tower brace also get California Special branding.


    Ford will also offer GT fastback and convertible buyers the option of a Black Accent package with a decklid spoiler, taillight trim, special 19-inch wheels, and 5.0 and pony badges all rendered in black. Hence the name.

    For those who prefer their horses turbocharged, the 2016 Mustang EcoBoost Premium can be had with a new Pony pack. The appearance kit includes unique 19-inch polished wheels, a tri-bar grille, side stripes, and chrome trim around the windows. Also for 2016, EcoBoost and GT buyers can option their hardtop cars with either a black-painted roof or factory-painted over-the-top racing stripes in black or silver. (The stripes were previously available on V-6 Mustangs, but Ford tells us the base-model six-banger will not get a black-roof option for 2016.)

    Finally, Ford will extend the Performance package to the convertible Mustang GT for 2016. Strictly limited to manual-transmission models, the bundle adds a plethora of chassis upgrades for sharper handling. Those include a thicker rear anti-roll bar, heavy-duty front springs, strut-tower and underbody bracing, six-piston Brembo brake calipers at the front, staggered-width black 19-inch wheels (9.0 inches wide up front and 9.5 out back), and a 3.73:1 limited-slip differential. Performance-package Mustangs also receive uniquely tuned stability control, ABS, and electric power steering; a more aggressive front splitter; engine-turned trim around the gauges; and delete the standard decklid spoiler.

    If you choose a Premium-trim EcoBoost or GT, you also can now enjoy Ford's updated Sync 3 in-dash infotainment system for 2016. Faster and more intuitive to use either by touch or voice and delivering automatic software updates via Wi-Fi, it's a welcome improvement to the Mustang's dashboard.

    Ford says that 2016 Mustangs of all flavors will start hitting dealerships in the third quarter of 2015.
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    Is it just me? Or does Ford US seem completely immersed and invested in ensuring the Mustang remains true to its roots and heritage there by remaining relevant to it's existing fans and supporters?
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    Yes they listen to their faithful - alot of units have sold over the years and this one is the most important due to modernising the dinausor for EU Asia etc....alot of the rednecks have been against the changes incl irs.

    Anyway in regards to the pic of the white convertable, the wheel design looks to have less spokes, pity not staggered but nice design.
    Am I wrong to think the pic is on you yangs banked track ?
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    This shit has had me cancel my order:

    http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/n...13-gh0oxf.html

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    Ford Australia has confirmed it will omit an automatic burnout function from its upcoming V8 Mustang in a move that has left the car maker's global performance chief "unhappy".

    A Ford spokesman said on Wednesday the line-lock function that is standard on every other Mustang around the world would be deleted from Australia-specification vehicles due in December because of anti-hooning laws.

    The technology, referred to internally as the electric line-lock feature, works by locking on the front brakes with the push of a button, enabling the car's rear wheels to spin. The marketing spin behind the technology is that line-lock mode will increase car performance. Tyres perform better at higher temperatures, and a burnout is the quickest and simplest way to raise tyre temperatures prior to a race. A burnout can also clean tyres of any debris and lay down a layer of rubber on the starting line for better traction.
    The sixth-generation Ford Mustang is fitted with an automatic line-lock function that has been ruled out of Australian models.

    The sixth-generation Ford Mustang is fitted with an automatic line-lock function that has been ruled out of Australian models. Photo: Supplied.

    "The line-locker function won't be appearing in the Australian market," a spokesman said.
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    Dave Pericak, Ford's global performance boss, told Drive he was disappointed the technology wouldn't appear Down Under.

    "That mad me a little mad and you know why? It's because of a hoon law," he joked.

    "Australia is the only market that I had to shut it off. That really did upset me because it's a great feature."

    The omission is a double blow for Ford's Australian enthusiasts. In an interview in March, Pericak hinted that Drift mode function found on the upcoming Focus RS would also be deleted from Australian specification vehicles.

    "In Australia, for instance, they have hooligan laws on the road which means we will have to turn off Drift mode to stay legal," he told Car Magazine. "It's a simple enough thing to do."

    There is one potential silver lining for local enthusiasts. Drive understands the line-lock function will be disabled but won't be completely deleted from Australian-specification vehicles. Make of that what you will…
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    We truly are out of touch with the rest of the world....

    No wonder its hard to make and sell performance products here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post
    They truly are out of touch with the rest of the world....

    No wonder its hard to make and sell performance products here.
    Fixed that for you. The membership of the forum and car enthusiasts in general I reckon don't want to be associated with the ridiculous mentality that permeates through officialdom and in management circles.

    THEY can die in a fire.

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    What a bloody joke !
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    How rediculous.
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