2015 Ford Mustang GT: Now That's What I Call Music 5.0
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on September 3, 2015
Step one of our performance enhancing campaign on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT is done and I am happy with the results. The new exhaust sounds great, replacing the far-too-quiet stock pipes.
Even better, it doesn't sound too obnoxious. It reminds me of our old long-term Challenger in some ways. A low, smooth burble at idle, a mechanical growl with some pedal and a fierce bellow when it's floored. The throttle overrun also sounds great and it doesn't have any startling backfires or crackles like our dearly departed Jag.
I do, however, expect our fuel economy to take a hit. I find myself holding gears and revs longer to enjoy the music.
In a somewhat related note, here's my short list of the greatest sounding cars I've heard/driven in person:
Porsche Carrera GT
Jaguar F-Type R
Chevrolet Corvette 427 (2013)
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Pretty much anything in the TransAm class at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 13,345 Miles