2015 Ford Mustang GT: I Want the 2016 Mustang Hood Blinkers
May 20, 2015
I'm usually not one for gimmicks. I don't like the horse lasers on our 2015 Ford Mustang GT. I think the pulse feature of the Jag's start button, its rising vent cluster and silly door handles are unnecessary. I don't get Lamborghini (except the Espada. I'm pro Espada).
That said, I'm really diggin' the hood-mounted blinker indicators on the 2016 Ford Mustang.
As a nod to its heritage (a totally underutilized tactic in today's sports-car market), the 2016 Ford Mustang gets turn signal indicators in the hood just like the 1967 Mustang. I don't know why, but I think this is very cool. According to Ford, "fans have been clamoring for the return of the hood vent-integrated turn signals for years."
Here's my speculative guess as to what these requests say:
DON'T YOU KNOW THAT FUEL INJECTION IS A GOVERNMENT SPY PROGRAM TO TRACK YOUR FUEL USE? BRING BACK CARBURETORS. AND THE SOLID REAR END AND HOOD VENT BLINKY THINGS!"
AND WHY THE HECK DO I NEED AIRBAGS? I'VE NEVER CRASHED!
AND WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?
Some guy with a 10-second Fox Body"
Alongside the new blinkers, there's now an optional black-painted roof (EcoBoost or GT), a black accent package (GT) that rocks black "5.0" and pony log, and the California Special Pack. Read more details on the 2016 Mustang here.
Black logos and blinky things in the hood? Maybe I don't hate gimmicks as much as I thought. Except horse lasers. I still hate horse lasers.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor