The Ford Mustang EcoBoost Sounds as mean as the Shelby GT350 with the Active Exhaust System
EcoBoost four-cylinder gets throatierby Ciprian Florea, on
One of the cool things about owning a V-8-powered Mustang is that it has an aggressive, unmistakable exhaust note. The Shelby GT350 set a new standard in 2015 thanks to Ford’s active exhaust system. At first available only with the GT350, the racy exhaust eventually found its way into the Mustang GT too. Come 2018 and FoMoCo finally made the active exhaust system available for the EcoBoost model as well.
Designed to work in four different settings, the active exhaust system suits every mood or need you may have when driving your Mustang
Designed to work in four different settings, the active exhaust system suits every mood or need you may have when driving your Mustang. Need a quiet car early in the morning while leaving to work? Then you can use it in "quite" mode, which keeps the four-cylinder running silently. Next up is "normal," the usual setup for the EcoBoost, followed by "louder," which gives the exhaust a sportier note.
Things become more aggressive with the "sport" and "track" settings. The latter is obviously the noisiest, and Ford claims that the throaty rumble of the engine will make the hair on the back of your neck stand out just as it might on the Shelby GT350. That’s really cool when you want the roar of a big-displacement engine but the fuel economy of a four-cylinder.
The active performance exhaust will be available for the 2019 model year with the Performance Pack
The active performance exhaust will be available for the 2019 model year with the Performance Pack. The bundle, priced at $2,495 without the exhaust, already includes a host of performance-enhancing features. Highlights include a Torsen limited-slip differential, an aluminum instrument panel, additional oil pressure and boost gauges, heavy-duty front strings, larger brakes, unique chassis tuning, and a rear wing for the coupe models.
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