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The Power Wheels Ford Mustang Now Has Traction Control

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author photo by Doug DeMuro November 2016

Here's something I find incredibly funny: Fisher Price has just come out with a toy Power Wheels version of the Ford Mustang that has traction control. Think about this -- the Mustang has wiped out so many times leaving Cars and Coffee that even the plastic child-toy versions now have traction control.

This was announced last week, so I'm late on reporting it, but I couldn't let a wonderful story like this go to waste. Here's the deal: Ford and Fisher Price decided to team up to build a safer version of the Power Wheels children's toy, which you can see in the video above. There are a few improvements -- like an audio jack, which links up to "the largest speaker ever in a Power Wheels toy" -- but the best by far is the traction control.

Apparently in response to parental fears of Power Wheels rollovers, the traction control kicks in at low speeds (low speeds are all this thing has) to cut power to a wheel if it detects slippage. I'm not kidding. Little children can now get a little help controlling a Mustang before they ever find themselves getting ready to leave a Cars and Coffee with one.

For those of you who want to purchase this thing -- officially called the Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang -- for your kids, it's $359.99. This is the same price as a Power Wheels Porsche 911 GT3 but cheaper than a Power Wheels Barbie Escalade ($399). It is, however, more expensive than a Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler, which is $314.99.

Then again, what's a few extra bucks to get your kid a Mustang with traction control if it means they won't wipe out in the house and smash into the family dog or a table leg?

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