Being a good neighbor with a Ford Mustang GT 2018
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If you are the owner of a sports car with a V8 engine, you probably ENJOY the rich sonority of it. By cons, your neighbors will probably be less appreciative, especially if you leave the house early in the morning.
According to a recent survey carried out by the site Ranker.com, the roar of an engine is among the most annoying noises that are neighbors in the same way as the mower, the electric tools, barking dogs and music group practices.
With the new Ford Mustang GT 2018, which also receives stylistic changes and many other novelties and improvements, you will no longer despise the neighboring district. The new Active Exhaust system, optional on the GT include a silent mode.
Through the action of integral valves to the exhaust, the system will include Normal, Sport and Track (track) with levels of specific sonority. However, Matt Flis, engineer of exhaust systems for Ford, people become irritated when noises are approaching 80 decibels. Quiet Mode rule the new sound of the 5.0-liter V8 is 72 decibels, a decrease of about ten dB relative to the Normal mode.
In addition, Ford brings additional innovation with Quiet Start function. Using a menu in the car”s onboard computer, the owner can adjust a schedule startup in silent mode. In other words, between 6 am and 9 am, and from 21 pm, for example, the Mustang GT will always start in silent mode. At Ford, we nicknamed this feature the Good Neighbor mode.
The idea of the silent and Quiet Start is coming of Steve von Foerster, former director of