June 25, 2024
Technology

Ford introduces classic 1965-style instruments to all current Mustang models

Ford recently announced the 60th Anniversary Edition of the Mustang along with a special treat for current-generation Mustang owners. Through over-the-air updates, Ford is introducing a new custom gauge option for the digital instrument cluster, mimicking the design of the original gauges.

The new instrument panel features skeuomorphic graphics that replicate the dual circular speedometer and tachometer of the original, complete with chrome rings, needle centers, narrow font, and red needles. While the speedometer and tachometer embrace the retro look, the coolant temperature, center information section, and fuel gauge maintain a more modern design, but with a matching color scheme to tie everything together.

Initial impressions suggest that the retro-inspired gauges are a success visually. It will be interesting to see them up close and in action. The original gauges had a depth and dimension that were characteristic of physical gauges from a time when ornate instruments were more common.

This isn’t the first time Ford has introduced retro gauge clusters for the current-generation Mustang. The launch of the car saw gauges inspired by the late-model Fox Body Mustangs, even down to the pale green hue when illuminated.

The update for the gauge option is available at no cost for all current-generation Mustang owners, regardless of powertrain or trim. It can be added wirelessly starting today, allowing more Mustang enthusiasts to partake in celebrating the model’s history. The addition of different gauge designs for the Mustang in the future leaves us curious and excited. Share your thoughts in the comments and let us know which gauge designs you would like to see in the future.

FAQ:

Q: Is the new custom gauge option available for all current-generation Mustang owners?

A: Yes, the update is free for all current-generation Mustang owners, regardless of their vehicle’s specifications.

Q: How can I add the new custom gauge option to my Mustang?

A: The update can be added wirelessly, starting from today.

Conclusion:

Ford’s introduction of a new custom gauge option for the Mustang’s digital instrument cluster adds a touch of nostalgia for current-generation Mustang owners. The blend of retro-inspired design elements with modern functionality showcases Ford’s commitment to honoring the model’s heritage while embracing technological advancements.

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