It was discovered during a test ride when an individual had the unique idea to remove the sound system fuse, and found that the previously mighty roar was reduced to a sound more accustomed to a 2.3-liter 4 cylinder engine.
Maybe you would expect that out of a compact car, but a Ford Mustang? However, shell shocked Ford Mustang enthusiasts can be reminded of an interview with Dave Perciak – the Chief Mustang Engineer – which revealed that the car’s engine sound would actually be amped up by its sound system.
For some reason, that doesn’t sound like American muscle. That sounds like American confusion. The idea that any customers – anywhere in the world would accept a vehicle that – even though is focused on fuel efficiency would be fraudulently amped up by amplifiers, or a pumped up speaker system is curious.
The question all around the internet and the car world seems to be “why?”
However, Perciak also said that the sound is simply amplified, and reserves that it isn’t something that’s manufactured – and that’s important. The sound you will hear will fit, according to those at Ford.
So, how is this even happening – the amplification?
Well, the sound is brought in from the engine – and amplified through the car speakers. They use active noise canceling technology which eliminates unwanted sound, and leaves the sound that Ford, and car lovers look for – engine noise.
Though many hardcore car enthusiasts will cry foul, this is simply a matter of logistics. You can’t have a car that runs as efficiently as this car does, and still sounds like an 8 cylinder muscle car. The truth is that this is, amongst other things, the tradeoff that’s involved in creating a fuel efficient, and almost “hybrid” sports car.
They go on to note that it still “sounds fantastic,” although many will challenge that, and perhaps Mustang sales of this model type will suffer as result. But, the fuel efficiency should still bring a new customer to the table. After all, a customer that cares about the integrity of engine noise coming from a muscle car, much less a Ford Mustang – probably will not be purchasing a fuel efficient version of America’s most famous vehicle.