Hush the Mustang Roar With a Mute Button

Most owners of a sports car love to hear the roar of the powerful engine as they rumble down the street. The neighbors are probably not a fan, especially in the early morning or late night. For a few years now, the Ford Mustang has come with a “Sport Exhaust” function which makes the roar even louder.

On the new 2018 Ford Mustang GT will have an additional feature, a “quiet” button. This will allow you to turn down the engine noise by half at the push of a button.

The Reason Why 

If most sports car owners like the roar—so much that they even will turn it up—why would they make a button to make it quieter?

Steven Von Foerster, head of Ford’s user experience, came up with this idea when he had a run in with a policeman one morning as he was pulling out of his driveway in his Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. The policeman was there because of a neighbor’s complaint about the noise. This game him the idea for this feature.

How This Feature Works

The best part of this feature is that is can be turned on or off at the push of a button. It can even be set to start in quiet mode during certain hours, like 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. for example. This will keep those noise-intolerant neighbors from beating down your door to tell you off about the noise.

This is not the only new feature to come out on the 2018 Ford Mustang. Also included is a “Drag Strip” feature that lets the car go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. The turbocharged four-cylinder Ford Mustang will also be receiving a “Line Lock” feature that allows you to roast your tires with a smoking burn-out. This feature was previously only available on the V8-powered Ford Mustang GT.

If you have ever wanted to get yourself behind a Ford Mustang, the new 2018 model is the one to get. Come down to West Valley City, Utah to start your test drive today. Come feel the rush of zero to 60 in under four. It’s a blast you don’t want to miss.


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