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2018 Ford Mustang GT wants to help you be a good neighbour

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS When you have a 460-horsepower V8 at your disposal in the 2018 Ford Mustang, things can get … noisy. It’s a blessing or a curse, depending on the situation.Downshifting from sixth to fourth while going through a tunnel on the highway? Perfect. Sneaking into your neighbourhood in the middle of the night or heading to work at 6 a.m. on a Sunday while everyone else is fast asleep? Well, that’s a bit tricky.Thankfully, Ford has you covered with a couple of new tricks for the Mustang GT’s active exhaust system – Quiet Start and Quiet Exhaust. The former lets drivers start up the Mustang GT without disturbing anyone, while latter keeps the V8’s rumble to a minimum. Both features can be programmed to activate between certain hours – perfect for sneaking out for a midnight drive or heading to work before sunrise. And once you’ve cleared your sleepy neighbourhood, the system can be deactivated. Neat, eh?Steve von Foerster, Ford’s former head of vehicle engineering, originally came up with the idea. As the story goes, a neighbour of his complained to the police about his loud Shelby GT350. Von Foerster left before the cops arrived, so he didn’t end up with a ticket. He didn’t get mad, either – instead, von Foerster set out to make the Mustang GT a little more courteous. Now it’s up to Mustang owners to actually use the feature. Perhaps if Quiet Exhaust would automatically activate upon leaving Cars and Coffee meets, we’d be spared the mishaps. Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSFordMustangCoupeNewsCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleFord Motor CompanyFord MustangMuscle CarsSteve von Foerster Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Ford Mustang GT ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more