When did you get your first adrenaline rush behind the wheel? Was it when you first learned how to drive, or did it come at an earlier age?
As you know, all of us at Life is Poppin’ love our cars, and love the memories we create in them. That’s why when we saw the new Fisher-Price Ford Mustang Power Wheels, I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you! Just looking at it makes me want to own one, but sadly only one of my legs would fit in one, and our kiddos are too old.
Ford and Fisher-Price worked closely together to create the new Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang, which is way more advanced than any other Power Wheels ever created. The realistic and high-tech Mustang features a ton of new technology that until now, has only been featured onboard the real deal. All of this with the intent of making this ride-on toy more fun, but also safer.
“Mustang is one of our best-selling sports cars,” says Gary Collins, senior manager of design, Power Wheels. “For the Smart Drive Mustang, we wanted to amp up the realistic driving experience to make the feeling of getting behind the wheel even more thrilling for kids.”
Aiming to please kiddos and parents alike, Ford and Fisher-Price gave the new Smart Drive Ford Mustang Power Wheels a suite of driving electronics for an even more enjoyable experience. At its core is the brand’s first computer-controlled powertrain, which opens up a world of features that make this Power Wheels Mustang a lot like the full-sized car:
- Traction control: The computer can monitor for wheel slip and adjust motor speeds to help keep the car going over wet grass or bumpy terrain
- Stability monitoring: A tilt sensor can detect when the car is reaching dangerous angles, turning off the motors to prevent rollovers
- Digital speed control and battery monitoring: A backlit LED touch interface can allow parents to easily control top speed, from 1 mph to 5 mph, and check battery charge level
- Slow start and stop: Instead of a simple on/off behavior, motors can now ramp speed up or down – for fast starts and short stopping distances
Remember, it’s never too early to get your little gearhead behind the wheel of a Mustang!