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Ford Offers The 2018 Mustang GT’s Exhaust Note As A Ringtone

Well aware of the Ford Mustang GT’s immense appeal, the Blue Oval brand has decided to make available a free mobile phone ringtone that captures the ferocity of its powerful V8 engine.

You can download the ringtone yourself from Ford’s website.

To create the audio clip, Ford mic’d up a 2018 Mustang GT equipped with the available active-valve performance exhaust, which employs electronically-controlled valves that can open and close dynamically to alter the volume as engine speed and vehicle speed change. The pony car, also fitted with Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, was then recorded accelerating aggressively up to 155 mph in Track mode.

New for 2018, the Ford Mustang GT has been given its first-ever factory quad-tip exhaust system, which serves a thoroughly-reworked 5.0-liter Coyote V8. The updated engine now has both port and direct fuel injection, and is expected to make 455 horsepower – 20 more than the current motor. The Mustang GT’s new, optional active-valve performance exhaust is in much the same vein as Roush’s programmable active exhaust, and on the factory car, it ships with four pre-programmed modes.

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

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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