Pulsing start button on Mustang beats 30 time per minute — like a pony

(March 31, 2017) DEARBORN, Mich. — Among many updates on the new Mustang, the start button pulses red when the door is unlocked and until the powerful engine is started – giving the Mustang a heartbeat of sorts. At a rate of 30 beats per minute, the start button mirrors the resting heart rate of a pony.

On the backlit button, the words “Engine,” “Start” and “Stop” glow red. The button is encased in a spun aluminum ring. It is positioned on the lower driver’s side of the center stack below the audio system and climate controls.

The new ignition button is one of many changes customers will see when the 2018 Mustang reaches showrooms this fall. Other highlights include a 12-inch all-digital, customizable instrument cluster, an available all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, and a redesigned front and rear end that give Mustang a leaner, more athletic appearance.