Okay, something really unfortunate happened at what I call the "small track" last weekend to a Camaro (recent model, not sure the year and don't really care).
As a point of clarification what I call the "small track" is a former kart track that is now used for autocross. It has elevation changes, nice wide track, irregular curves, rumble strips all kinds of stuff for a fun experience without the expense of going to a big track -- it just has straights short enough that you aren't likely to exceed about 60 mph.
Anyway, the relevant part of this post is that this newer model Camaro went into a corner and hit the rumble strip taking the turn wide. No big, really -- most of us do it to squeeze out just a little better time. But it is a bump if you hit hard.
His side air bags deployed with a bang. Computer shut his car down and he ended up getting towed home. Bad news for Mr. Camaro.
So that got me thinking. Okay, don't do that on any track. Stiff bump might equal airbag deployment or fuel pump shut down or both.
And then I was wondering. But what about Mustangs with the track or performance pack? Does it decrease the sensitivity of the collision sensors to accommodate to avoid this kind of thing? Does anyone know? And, has anyone had this kind of problem at the track with one of our V6s (or any other Mustang I guess)?