Ford is showing off the Performance Shift Light Indicator display that comes standard on the Shelby GT350 & GT350R.
It's basically a configurable head-up display allowing the driver to set shift points, modify the intensity of the light and choose from three distinct modes: Tach, Track, and Drag while deactivating the feature is possible as well. All of these changes are done by using the driver information center in the gauge cluster.
When turned on, the Tach mode will enable the amber LEDs to light up sequentially from left to right, as the engine is being revved which allows the driver to have access to a tachometer while keeping his eyes on the road. When Track mode is turned on, the LEDs light up from the outside ends to the center until the shift point is reached and at that moment the entire LED bar flashes. In Drag mode, the driver sets the shift point and the LED light bar stays dark before flashing repeatedly when the engine reaches the programmed rpm threshold.
We remind you Ford is limiting production of the 2015 Shelby GT350 to 100 units while the GT350R is capped at 37 cars. Both of them share a V8 5.2-liter engine pushing out 526 bhp (392 kW) and 429 lb-ft (580 Nm) of torque, with prices expected to start at $47,870 for the regular GT350 whereas the hardcore GT350R should cost $61,370.