Experience the sound of the 2018 Mustang GT accelerating to 155 miles per hour whenever someone calls.

Forgot setting a jaunty tune as a ringtone because Ford is now letting people hear the Track Mode setting of the active valve performance exhaust on the 2018 Mustang GT whenever someone calls. It’s available as a free download from Soundcloud, and you can listen to the clip below.

 

According to Ford, this recording of the Mustang GT captures the sports coupe going through the gears of its new 10-speed automatic gearbox and reaching speeds around 155 miles per hour. The 5.0-liter V8 makes quite a sporty growl as it works through the rev range. 

The active valve performance exhaust is an option for the V8-equipped 2018 Mustang GT. Four modes tweak the flaps for different levels of sound out of the pipes, and drivers can pick which setting they want from steering-wheel-mounted. Owners of models with the optional 12-inch digital instrument cluster can also press the Pony button for access to the dedicated exhaust menu screen where there are more customization options.

2018 Ford Mustang GT

The 2018 Mustang goes on sale this fall, and Ford is still slowly releasing details about the refreshed pony car. The engine options now shrink to two choices – the 5.0-liter V8 and 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The specs aren’t available yet, but the V8 has a higher redline and higher compression ratio, which should mean improvements over the current output of 435 horsepower (324 kilowatts) and 400 pound-feet (542 Newton-meters) of torque. The torque figure for the turbocharged mill is also higher, but the Blue Oval isn’t offering specifics about the improvement. Both powerplants now hook up to an available 10-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.

Aesthetically, the 2018 Mustang features a plunging hood with new vents. At the rear, there are new bracket-shaped LED headlights. Inside, customers can order a fully digital instrument cluster. The start button also pulsates to the beat of a stallion’s heart.

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Revving Ringtone Replicates Classic Roar of Active Valve Performance Exhaust on 2018 Ford Mustang

 

New revving ringtone – available for download here – lets pony car enthusiasts celebrate unmistakable rumble of 2018 Ford Mustang exhaust note in track mode
 

Track mode is part of available active valve performance exhaust system on new Mustang, which gives drivers more control of exhaust sound output than ever before
 

Fully variable exhaust note is tied to four vehicle drive modes, letting drivers match vehicle sound with the excitement of driving Mustang GT 
 

 

DEARBORN, Mich., April 11, 2017 – Finally, an upside to annoying phone calls from solicitors.

 

The signature growl of a Ford Mustang – long part of the excitement of the best-selling sports coupe in the United States – has been captured and made available as a free downloadable ringtone.

 

In recording the sound for the new ringtone, Ford engineers mounted microphones on a 2018 Mustang equipped with all-new active valve performance exhaust. The audio plays the sound of the exhaust in track mode as the car – equipped with the new available 10-speed automatic transmission – races to speeds up to 155 mph.

 

Matt Flis, Ford exhaust development engineer, said that the new exhaust system can be made more exhilarating when a driver wants it to be, more subdued at other times.

 

“In track mode, this car really growls the way a Mustang should, and the new ringtone is a great way for fans to have fun with that,” said Flis.

 

Active valve performance exhaust, available on V8-equipped Mustang GT models, gives drivers broader control over the exhaust system’s auditory output. Rather than basic on/off capabilities common on many sports cars, the new Mustang exhaust system uses active valves to create an infinite range of sound output based on exhaust mode setting, engine rpm and vehicle speed. Drivers can select any of four exhaust modes, and the active valve exhaust system responds by creating exhaust notes that are smooth and linear, even during rapid acceleration.

 

“We created this system to provide customers with a sound experience that best complements the exhilaration of driving the Mustang,” said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “The total excitement is something you don’t just feel, you hear.”

 

When Mustang’s powerful V8 fires up, the active valve performance exhaust system defaults to normal mode. Changing modes lets valves in the system modulate the engine sound based on careful tuning. The signature start-up burble can be quieted down or allowed to rumble as a driver sees fit.

 

Selecting an exhaust mode is as simple as using steering wheel-mounted thumb controls. In vehicles with the standard four-inch cluster, a driver uses the controls to access the exhaust modes in the settings menu. In vehicles equipped with an available 12-inch all-digital cluster, a driver can press the new pony button on the steering wheel and access a dedicated exhaust mode menu.

 

With vehicles that have selectable drive modes, the exhaust sound is tailored to each mode, but can be personalized by drivers by using the exhaust mode menu or MyMode settings.

 

As part of active valve performance exhaust, mufflers for the 2018 Mustang GT are larger, with retuned resonators for all powertrains.

 

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APR 11, 2017 | DEARBORN, MICH.
REVVING RINGTONE REPLICATES CLASSIC ROAR OF ACTIVE VALVE PERFORMANCE EXHAUST ON 2018 FORD MUSTANG
New revving ringtone – available for download here – lets pony car enthusiasts celebrate unmistakable rumble of 2018 Ford Mustang exhaust note in track mode
Track mode is part of available active valve performance exhaust system on new Mustang, which gives drivers more control of exhaust sound output than ever before
Fully variable exhaust note is tied to four vehicle drive modes, letting drivers match vehicle sound with the excitement of driving Mustang GT 
DEARBORN, Mich., April 11, 2017 – Finally, an upside to annoying phone calls from solicitors.

The signature growl of a Ford Mustang – long part of the excitement of the best-selling sports coupe in the United States – has been captured and made available as a free downloadable ringtone.

In recording the sound for the new ringtone, Ford engineers mounted microphones on a 2018 Mustang equipped with all-new active valve performance exhaust. The audio plays the sound of the exhaust in track mode as the car – equipped with the new available 10-speed automatic transmission – races to speeds up to 155 mph.

Matt Flis, Ford exhaust development engineer, said that the new exhaust system can be made more exhilarating when a driver wants it to be, more subdued at other times.

“In track mode, this car really growls the way a Mustang should, and the new ringtone is a great way for fans to have fun with that,” said Flis.

Active valve performance exhaust, available on V8-equipped Mustang GT models, gives drivers broader control over the exhaust system’s auditory output. Rather than basic on/off capabilities common on many sports cars, the new Mustang exhaust system uses active valves to create an infinite range of sound output based on exhaust mode setting, engine rpm and vehicle speed. Drivers can select any of four exhaust modes, and the active valve exhaust system responds by creating exhaust notes that are smooth and linear, even during rapid acceleration.

“We created this system to provide customers with a sound experience that best complements the exhilaration of driving the Mustang,” said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “The total excitement is something you don’t just feel, you hear.”

When Mustang’s powerful V8 fires up, the active valve performance exhaust system defaults to normal mode. Changing modes lets valves in the system modulate the engine sound based on careful tuning. The signature start-up burble can be quieted down or allowed to rumble as a driver sees fit.

Selecting an exhaust mode is as simple as using steering wheel-mounted thumb controls. In vehicles with the standard four-inch cluster, a driver uses the controls to access the exhaust modes in the settings menu. In vehicles equipped with an available 12-inch all-digital cluster, a driver can press the new pony button on the steering wheel and access a dedicated exhaust mode menu.

With vehicles that have selectable drive modes, the exhaust sound is tailored to each mode, but can be personalized by drivers by using the exhaust mode menu or MyMode settings.

As part of active valve performance exhaust, mufflers for the 2018 Mustang GT are larger, with retuned resonators for all powertrains.