Ford Shows New Performance App at 2016 SEMA Show
Ford unveiled an all-new Ford Performance App for smartphones at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this year. The app integrates with SYNC 3 to bring track-based data-logging, advanced analysis, video capture and sharing capabilities to Ford Performance vehicles. It allows users to share their track-day accomplishments with friends and family without the need for specialty equipment.
The app features multiple recording modes and can provide a number of performance visuals like on-screen virtual gauges, timing statistics and course overlays. The data and video can be shared via social networks or exported to a PC for analysis. The new app launches in 2017 with the all-new Ford GT, and Ford plans to integrate it with other Ford products in the future.
The all-new Mustang GT4 turnkey race car was also shown which is based on the Shelby GT350R-C, which won its class this year in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The Mustang GT4 has a 5.2-liter V8 engine and six-speed Holinger paddle-shift transmission, and is ready for entrance in any GT4 series around the world.
Numerous chassis mods, new dampers, lower rear control arms and stabilizer bars were added for better handling on the track, as well as Forgeline 18-inch wheels, racing slicks and aerodynamic aids. The interior features a full FIA-compliant roll cage, motorsports engine control and antilock-braking controller and a Motec dash logger.