Ford has built in convenience features along these lines in the past, with the new Bronco including a number of mod-friendly tweaks in addition to the ability to remove the doors and roof entirely. The front dash has a rack specially made to mount GoPro cameras, phone holders, and a litany of other devices, while a bank of accessory switches are pre-installed for controlling aftermarket parts like light bars and winches.
The bring-your-own-GoPro strategy is a different one to that we’ve seen Ford’s rivals embrace. At the moment, for example, Ford is not offering any onboard recording devices on the new Mustang, a feature that some Chevy models like the Camaro and Corvette have had for a few years now. While that means you need to provide your own action camera, and don’t get the built-in drive metrics collection of the Chevrolet Performance Data Recorder, it does make adjusting camera angle a possibility unlike with the fixed view of the Corvette’s system.
It looks like Ford has put a lot of effort into making the new Mustang a go-to car for enthusiasts who like to live on the track. Quality of life and safety improvements can go a long way when you’re trying to push a car to its absolute driving limits. When the 2024 Mustang starts showing up at track days and drag strips across the country, it’ll be interesting to see how these new improvements perform in real-world racing scenarios.