For April Idiot’s Day, Dodge tweeted about making a Do Not Disturb mode for SRT fashions that will quiet them right down to preserve from bothering folks. Whereas it was only a joke, Ford Product Communications Supervisor Mike Levine observed and used the put up as a possibility to advertise the Mustang. The Blue Oval’s pony automotive has had a Good Neighbor Mode since 2018.
The system arrived on the 2018 Mustang GT. It used the lively exhaust system to muffle the sound out of the pipes. Ford even included a programmable timer that would robotically hush the noise at sure occasions. A quiet begin setting was additionally a part of the tech.
The concept for the system got here from Steve von Foerster, Ford’s former head of auto engineering. He was backing a Mustang Shelby GT350 out of the driveway one morning when a neighbor known as the cops due to the sound. He turned the dangerous expertise into one thing optimistic by popping out with Good Neighbor Mode.
The characteristic most likely is not sufficient to persuade somebody to purchase a Mustang over a Challenger, but it surely’s positively one thing that is good to have. If somebody regularly comes residence late or leaves early whereas persons are sleeping inside, then the muffled exhaust setting could be good to have.
A loud Mustang won’t be an issue for for much longer. The next-gen model reportedly adopts a hybrid-assisted V8 in 2022. The setup allegedly lets the engine flip the rear wheels and electrical motors energy the entrance axle. Whereas there aren’t many particulars but, it is conceivable the automotive may run quietly with the ICE off for an much more efficient type of Good Neighbor Mode.
In the event you’d favor one thing even quieter, then a fully electric Mustang is reportedly on the way. A rumor suggests it goes into manufacturing in December 2028, suggesting gross sales beginning in 2029.