2018 Ford Mustang GT Quiet Exhaust and Quiet Start Mode Features
With the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, drivers can enjoy the impressive output from its 5.0-liter V8 engine. While the growl from the engine is a desired attribute for many drivers, it may be an unwelcome noise intrusion for your neighbors. With this in mind, Ford created a Quiet Exhaust mode and industry-first Quiet Start, known as “Good Neighbor Mode” among Mustang engineers.
These new features for the 2018 Mustang GT allow drivers to keep the sound of the engine at a minimum if they wish and to program quiet start-up times in advance. While some sports cars offer active exhaust systems with on/off functionality, Mustang’s Quiet Start is the first to allow scheduling of times. Using steering wheel-mounted thumb controls, drivers toggle through a menu in the instrument cluster to select when they want to fire up their Mustang GT without sharing the event with neighbors.
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2018 Mustang GT Active Valve Performance Exhaust System
The new Quiet Exhaust mode and Quiet Start features will be part of the available active valve performance exhaust system on the new Mustang GT, along with different exhaust volumes for Normal, Sport and Track modes, giving customers more choice than ever before. These new technologies are welcome developments for neighborhoods across the country, for according to a recent poll by Ranker.com, loud engine revving ranks among the most annoying noises neighbors make, alongside other common nuisances including power tools, barking dogs and band practice. The Quiet Exhaust mode and Quiet Start are certainly a positive contribution for helping to keep the peace in neighborhoods.
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