New 2018 Ford Mustang GT Exhaust Sound
You’ll never want to use “silent mode” after you hear this.
The exhaust on a Mustang GT’s iconic 5.0L V8 engine has always been loud. At its loudest setting, it puts out a whopping 80 decibels of sound power when you turn the key. Just listen to that roar!
But if your home owners’ association prefers that you drive a quieter vehicle, you don’t need to put the GT in storage — simply switch the exhaust to quiet mode and you’ll drop the ambient exhaust noise to a mere 72 decibels at start up.
It’s also got a Quiet Start Function that lets you start your car as quietly as possible. However, we’re not sure you’ll really want to use it.
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The new 2018 GT is designed for power and handling. Even though it isn’t on the market yet, a lot of the design changes look exciting. This new GT will come equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which was a collaborative project between Ford and GM.
It’s also switched the classic 5.0L engine to a duel direct injection system instead of the classic port fuel injection it’s used for so long. This pushes the 5.0 into another weight class altogether, boosting the horsepower to 460 and the torque to 420 foot-pounds. This means it has more power, if slightly less torque, than the 6.2L V8 engine that powers the Chevy Camaro. The new Camaro will also be getting that 10-speed automatic in upcoming models.
We don’t have an exact 0-60 time for the new GT’s yet, but Ford claims it will be less than four seconds, which would make it one of the fastest-accelerating cars on the market.