Ford adds a 'mute' button for the Mustang's noisy V8

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Are your neighbors irked by your noisy, rumbling Ford Mustang? The brand new “Quiet” mode available on the 2018 Mustang GT could bring peace along with harmony to your block.

Many performance cars, including the brand new Ford (F) Mustang GT, already have a “Sport Exhaust” mode, which lets drivers give the engine an extra roar at the press of a button. however the 2018 design will also come with the more novel “Quiet” setting. With which button, the Mustang’s burbling engine sound will quiet down, its noise level cut in half. which sounds like the difference between a growling dog along using a purring cat.

The idea for the feature came to Steve Von Foerster, head of Ford’s user experience team, when one of his neighbors called the police after he started off up his Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 one morning. The race-tuned GT350 can be even noisier than the Mustang GT, however his neighbor’s complaint gave Von Foerster the idea for a feature which could be added to additional Mustangs.

The mode can be selected at any time by the driver using an on-screen menu or the auto can be programmed to turn “Quiet mode” on along with off at specific times. For instance, the auto could be scheduled to start in “Quiet” mode whenever which’s cranked up between the hours of 5 a.m. along with 9 a.m.

brand new Mustang is actually as not bad as old

additional brand new features on the 2018 Mustang will include a “Drag Strip” mode which lets the auto to go through zero to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds. Also, the Mustang’s “Line Lock” feature, which allows easy tire-smoking burn-outs, will be made available on the turbocharged four-cylinder Mustang for the very first time. inside past, which was only available on the V8-powered Mustang GT.

sy88pgw (brand new York) First published August 1, 2017: 12:15 AM ET

Ford adds a 'mute' button for the Mustang's noisy V8

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