Ford Working on a New HUD LED Shift Indicator for Shelby GT350 Mustang

Ford recently unveiled the new Shelby GT350 Mustang that comes in with a new look that focuses on the track. The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang comes in with brand new adaptive dampers, giant breaks and a flat crank V8 engine.

The company first decided to keep mum on a number of crucial details about this car, among them the torque, horsepower and the pricing, but a lot has been coming in the recent days. The latest news reveals that Ford is working on a new HUD LED shift indicator that is standard for both the Shelby GT350 Mustang and the Shelby GT350R Mustang. According to these reports, the kit being designed is a neat and subtle piece of equipment.

Shelby GT350 Mustang

Reports state that a Ford Performance employee came about with more uses for the collision warning system in the Taurus SHO model, which relays LED flashes against the car’s windshield. Upon doing this, the employee noticed that it was possible to reprogram the current technology and make it work as a shift indicator in a move that requires very minor efforts. He did successfully modify the unit on his late-model Taurus SHO and then exposed it to the brass. The unit was fast-tracked for the Shelby GT350 Mustang and as a result, we are here.

Three display types

Ford has named the new system the Performance Shift Light Indicator and it is equipped with three types of display. Within each display type there are options of changing the shift points, adjusting the brightness of the LED flashes and it is also possible to shut off the whole shebang.

Tach mode

The first mode you can use on your Shelby GT350 Mustang is the Tach mode. This mode simply lights up in a sequence as revs build.

Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

Track mode

The Track mode on the other hand will light up from each end as it moves towards the center and when it arrives at the predetermined shift point, it will flash.

Drag mode

The last mode available in the Performance Shift Light Indicator is the Drag mode. Here, drivers will only be able to see a flash at the shift point in order to help keep the sightlines clear.