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Check out the 2018 Mustang’s digital instrument cluster in action

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For 2018, the Mustang is receiving a few incremental updates. One of the bigger changes to note is the addition of an optional, fully-digital instrument cluster. It’s also impressively customizable, meaning you can have your gauge cluster look nearly exactly the way you want it.

At 12.4-inches diagonal, it should be the biggest instrument cluster display fitted to a Ford car, outside of maybe the Ford GT. It went through 2,000 development hours to get it just right.

For customization, you can choose from up to 676 different color combinations, and there’s 10 different unique animations. Thirty-four megs of graphic processing memory are required for this setup; the old setup only needed 4MB.

The designers have experience in video game design, and Ford says there’s nearly 1 million lines of code to make it all work. According to Ford, that’s half the amount of code in a F-22 Raptor fighter jet.

Check out the video of it in action below, as well as some still photography, and be sure to check it out on the 2018 Mustang when it hits dealers here in a few weeks.

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Written by Chad Kirchner

Chad Kirchner is the Editor-in-Chief of Future Motoring, along with the main host and producer of the Future Motoring podcast. In addition to his work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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