Report: 2013 Ford Mustang May Get Performance Gauges App

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The 2013 Ford Mustang may receive a new LCD screen in its instrument cluster with special apps to monitor the car’s performance. If we are to believe a report from StangTV, the new Mustang display will show engine operating parameters and can measure performance statistics like 0-to-60-mph times.

The 4.2-inch color screen, which will reportedly slot between the tachometer and speedometer in the Mustang’s instrument cluster, resembles similar screens seen in other Ford products. On the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, for instance, the display can show the truck’s angle of approach and steering wheel angle.

StangTV says a dealer training poster revealed that available gauges on the Mustang’s display, called Track Apps, include monitors for the engine air/fuel ratio, oil pressure, coolant temperature, transmission temperature, and more. Other features will record eight- and quarter-mile times, and 0-60-mph and 0-100-mph runs.

If these features do become available on the 2013 Ford Mustang, it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen such a system on a production car. Chrysler’s SRT products have long offered a similar suite of functions for the Dodge Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Chrysler 300; Mercedes-Benz recently debuted AMG Performance Media for the SLS AMG Roadster, a telemetry system showing metrics like lateral acceleration and engine performance.

Source: StangTV

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