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Ford Mustang Mach-E Borla Sound System Explained: Video

Back in October 2022, long-time aftermarket exhaust maker Borla revealed its new Performance Sound System for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which is designed to make the EV sound like a traditional muscle car of sorts and restore the excitement that’s lacking from mostly silent all-electric vehicles in general. The system utilizes a proprietary Borla algorithm that takes into consideration the vehicle’s speed, power, RPM, torque, and load to generate realistic engine noises, which were captured using professional recordings of actual Borla exhaust-equipped ICE vehicles equipped with multiple microphones. Now, Borla is shedding a little more light on how its new Ford Mustang Mach-E Performance Sound System works via the video below.

Borla Active Performance Sound System Ford Mustang Mach-E

As the exhaust company points out in this video, the concept behind the Ford Mustang Mach-E Performance Sound System is to improve the visceral connection between driver and vehicle by mimicking the sound of a good old fashioned ICE engine. Historically speaking, drivers can use that sound to instantly determine how a car is performing, whether it’s about to lose traction or how hard it’s accelerating.

In that sense, Borla likes to call this an instrument in the sense that it provides feedback to the driver in regards to how the Mach-E is performing. Unlike a traditional exhaust system, users can also change the sounds with the twist of a knob, changing the actual character of that feedback in the process. Users can even modify those sounds to suit their own taste, from anything like a modern vehicle to a vintage muscle car and everything in between – including futuristic synthesizer sounds.

Borla notes that the Mach-E Performance Sound System can be installed easily using regular tools, as it comes with a wiring harness that plugs right into the EV crossover with no cutting, splicing, or soldering required. It’s a pretty interesting idea for certain, and one that will likely appeal to more than a few Mach-E owners that prefer not to drive around in total silence.

We’ll have more new parts and accessories to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Bob

    $1,600.00 for faux exhaust sound…NO thanks!

  2. Mackie

    Can you download an ice cream truck audio file for it? Vacuum Cleaner sound bite?

  3. Maine Bigfoot Hunter

    As a decades long Ford owner, I’m embarrassed about the path Ford is taking. Take the Mustang branding off that horrid motorized suppository

  4. The Neutered Stallion

    I’d like it to sound like you just had del taco supreme on an empty stomach!


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