New Mustang’s Start Button Beats Like the Heart of a Pony


The Mustang’s new start button beats 30 times per minute, just like the heart of a resting pony.

There’s a lot that’s changed on the 2018 Ford Mustang, and one of the smaller new features is an ignition button that pulses red when the door is unlocked. It continues to pulse until the engine is started, and Ford says it’s like giving the Mustang a heartbeat of sorts. The American automaker also chose to have it pulse at the rate of 30 beats per minute, mirroring the resting heart rate of a pony.

On the backlit button, the words “Engine,” “Start” and “Stop” all glow red. Giving a bit of luxury to it, the button is encased in a spun aluminum ring and can be found on the lower driver’s side of the center stack.

The 2018 Ford Mustang arrives dealerships this fall and other highlights include a redesigned front and rear end, an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission, 12-inch all-digital customizable instrument cluster and more.