Exhaust Notes: 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible


Video: Calvin Chan

Published: October 23, 2018

 



The biggest improvement is the exhaust noise. GT models come with an optional active valve exhaust ($1,000), addressing many of my previous concerns of the Mustang GT being way too quiet for a muscle car. It’s now savagely loud. The notes are deep, baritone-like, and though the octaves may be nearly as high-pitched as the Shelby’s flat-plane crank V8, it’s not nearly as exhilarating or visceral. To be honest, it irks me that this exhaust isn’t standard fare. Every Mustang should sound like this. Though there is no dedicated button, you can adjust the exhaust noise manually via the driver’s gauges, going from Quiet Mode to Normal, Sport, and Track. Track is of course where you want to be all the time unless you’re creeping home late at night - Quiet Mode will hush up the exhaust quite considerably.

 

Read our full review of the Mustang GT here!

 


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Specifications:

Model: 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible with Performance Package

Paint Type: Royal Crimson ($450)
Base Price: $52,838

Price as Tested: $64,088
Wheelbase(mm): 2,720
Length/Width/Height (mm): 4,789 / 1,916 / 1,394

Curb weight (kg): 2,066
Engine: 5.0-litre V8
Horsepower: 460 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 420 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Engine & Drive Configuration: Front engine, RWD

Fuel Consumption ( City / Highway / Combined ) L/100km: 15.0 / 9.1 / 12.3
Observed Fuel Consumption (L/100km): 17.6

Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S

 



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