• Here’s What Makes the New 2018 Mustang GT’s 5.0 V8 So Loud, Plus More on the Mustang’s Digital Instrument Cluster [Video]

    The new 2018 Mustang GT is here, and boy does its V8 sound glorious.

    Over the past few days, we took a walkaround and saw all the changes that came with the 2018 Mustang. You’ve also heard an exhaust battle between the EcoBoost and V8 Mustang (and the V8 clearly won). Now, TFLcar brings you an in-depth video on two of the new 2018 Mustang GT’s key new features: it’s digital instrument cluster, and that awesome sound.

    First up is the sound. What makes the 5.0-liter V8 in the new 2018 Mustang GT so loud? The Mustang’s chief engineer, Carl Widmann, explains in video above. Ford set the exhaust system up with two valves on the outlets of one of the pipes. The position of those valves vary continually based on engine load and pedal response. The Mustang’s dedicated exhaust tuner then goes through and ensures the algorithm is accurate to give a true Mustang sound. To change how the car sounds, you can also go into the Exhaust Mode setting in the new digital display. Doing that, you can also adjust just how loud you want your Mustang GT to be.

    Speaking of the digital display: Ford included it as a new interior feature that allows drivers to change the information that’s shown based on drive mode. Normal, Sport, and Track modes all change around the speed, gear, and tachometer information to different parts of the screen. For instance, Normal mode displays information in much the same manner as a traditional gauge cluster. When you flip over to Sport or Track mode, and the speed is relegated to a corner of the screen, and the tachometer becomes more prominent.

    What do you think of the Mustang’s digital display and its exhaust noise? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube. Check back to TFLcar.com for more news, views, and reviews!

    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler is the Managing Editor for The Fast Lane Car. A Colorado native, he spends his free time exploring the hidden gems and scenic vistas of the Rocky Mountains. Zach is a life-long automotive fanatic and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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    5 thoughts on “Here’s What Makes the New 2018 Mustang GT’s 5.0 V8 So Loud, Plus More on the Mustang’s Digital Instrument Cluster [Video]

    1. MAN O MAN you can sure see a smart engineer compared to a dumb engineer at Ford. Here this guy gives people what they so desperately want and the F150 engineer gives us V6 turbo that sounds worse than a speaker buried in a bag of sht and this year as shown on TFL the 5.0 coyote V8 in the F150 somehow was actually engineered to sound like a 4cylinder.

      Ford please fire all your engineers except for Carl Widmann or put Carl Widmann in charge of your F150. I own a Tundra because your F150 sounds like sht. Should call this guy Carl Wildman.

      Awesome features in this Mustang, that is super tech that will cater to the young generation, you got a huge winner here Ford. I am officially moving away from Camaro at this point.

      Carl put a turbo V8 in an F150 with this technology in AWD format, in fact to make the Mustang better add AWD to it as well as an option at least.

    2. Whats sad is the Ford engineer and all the Ford boys have been bagging on magneto realogical shocks invented and developed and sold by GM for years, then now that Ford FINALLY licensed the technology after Ferrari and all the big racing boys licensed it, only then do the ford boys brag about it on their Mustang.

      Ford, what a joke. What technology do they license? What does Ford do better than anyone else anyway? Oh, O.K., sheet metal and sometimes rust protection. So your vehicle can look good while dead on the road.

      1. I agree with magneto banging. Ford was likely right but somehow found it useful in this mustang. I drove a Yukon Denali with magneto ride thinking this was going to be great and ran over a speed bump which I usually do for fun in my late 2015 Tacoma with Bilstein shocks and this Denali nearly had me chewing on my old baggy nutsack. My Tacoma with Bilstein shocks has a far superior ride than magneto shocks. Luxury ride in a Tacoma sport vs a Yukon Denali and somehow I am suppose to buy into the hype around magneto ride. Ya right, but maybe it serves its purpose in a Mustang but definately not a luxury ride by any means for a Denali trim.

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