Archive for June, 2017

The Hand Built Ford GT!

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We had the pleasure of a personal visit from Alan Hartman just before Memorial Day. He was gracious enough to walk us through his visit at Multimatic Motorsports where the new Ford GT is hand built! Check out the video on YouTube they put together.

Line Lock & Launch Control (aka: Tire Slayer)

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After just over a year and 14,000 miles, it was time for some new tires on the Pony. The car came with Pirelli P Zero tires which I liked as long as it was hot out or the tires were hot. In the PNW that isn’t very often for a daily driver. I recently put some Michelin PILOT SPORT A/S 3+ tires on a 2015 Mustang GT LE 50 Year that we had installed a Whipple Super Charger sporting 725 horsepower. I really liked the way they hook up even in the rain. So far I have not been disappointed! They have great traction wet or dry even when they are cold. They are less noisy even though a lot of the reviews claimed they were loud.

So, here is a mini tutorial on using Line Lock and Launch Control on the newer Mustangs that have the Performance Package. I have had people ask how to use this feature so I decided to slay the old tires in the process of making these videos. *

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Here is a short video on selecting the Line Lock through the Track Apps.
A couple of things to note on the Line Lock that I have noticed and other people have mentioned. The first is when initializing the Line Lock it will sometimes fail and a message pops up and says to refer to the Owners Manual. I have found that it is usually from not pressing the brake pedal firmly enough. The second is you don’t have to wait the full 15 seconds before releasing the Line Lock. Just press the “OK” button and it will release.

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Here is a short video on selecting the Launch Control through the Track Apps.
Something to note on the Launch Control is after setting it up, if you rev the engine without flooring it (quickly depressing the throttle) it will rev past the limit set. The programming is expecting a quick full throttle actuation.

* The main video was made using a DJI Mavic Pro, a GoPro Hero 4 and a GoPro Hero 5. I used Final Cut Pro to combine the footage. The in car videos were filmed using my iPhone 7 Plus.

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