2015 Ford Mustang GT: It's Too Quiet
January 14, 2015
Our 2015 Ford Mustang GT is really quite entertaining, even though we're still breaking it in. But it's missing some of the theatrics that I've loved about Mustangs past.
Our 2015 GT is quiet. Too quiet. I was chatting about this very subject to one of my contacts at Ford and his was response was candid and enlightening.
According to him, since the new Mustang is a world car (on sale around the globe in pretty much the same configuration), it has to meet certain regulations for all markets. Surprisingly, he said that China is some of the more restrictive countries when it comes to noise.
Personally, I would welcome a beefier exhaust note. Maybe not on a long road trip, but at least when I'm having fun. As it is, I think our long-term Mustang is an ideal candidate for a cat-back exhaust system. I want the sound and fury back. Perhaps the F-Type has spoiled me with the selectable exhaust. The side exhaust on the outgoing Boss 302 would be amazing.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 650 miles