Friday, March 6, 2015

That Cool Throaty Sound of Your New Mustang?

It's faked. Recorded and played back through your car's stereo system in time with the engine and gas pedal to make it sound like it has a big camshaft and open exhaust. It was tested with users and the most macho and satisfying sounds were selected. If you want to know what your 2015 Ford Mustang actually sounds like, pull fuse 27. It shuts down the stereo completely and that's the only way to turn off the "aural enhancement."

9 comments:

Michael said...

I pay a lot of attention to the sounds my vehicle makes. I intentionally roll down the windows and turn off the stereo so I can listen intently for any odd sounds. A slight ping or knock can be hard to hear otherwise and something like this would totally piss me off. Having to pull a fuse to listen to the real sounds of your engine seems deceptive and fraudulent.

Bob said...

No one tell Kelly Eads. :)

JC said...

I have now lost all faith in the automotive industry.

skybill said...

It's called,"Faking an Orgasm!!!!" That is all.
Got V-8!!!,
III%,
skybill-out

Ken said...

I hate consumer marketing.

Paul Bonneau said...

Shades of "The Marching Morons"...

Rob Zingarelli said...

Don't worry about the Mustang, it's only the Ecoboost V4 that fakes it. Even the V6 after some tinkering is an adequate ass-stomper, and neither it nor the V8 have this fake sound shit.

Nobody dreams of a 4-banger Mustang, except people who voted for Jimmie Carter. Screw them. These Mustang II-throwbacks might sell overseas, but I'm betting that they'll crater in the domestic market.

srhcb said...

I decided to buy my 2003 Mercury Marauder when the salesman started it up while I was standing behind it. It made exactly the same sound as a 50"s Y-block Merc with "Hollywoods"!

While I owned the cR I shared the experience with many other 50-60's car guys, who all agreed with me.

The new Mustang?

meh

JF said...

BMW and many other manufacturers have been doing this for the better part of 10 years. The Boss 302 actually drew a little bit of intake air from under the dash to give the driver a more satisfying noise.
The reason for all of this smoke & mirrors? We can thank the EPA and their ever stricter noise emissions regulations that they tighten every year all by themselves in their little kingdom, never needing authorization from anybody. They take everything into account, exhaust, intake, engine noise, even the alternator whine when they make a new rule on how much noise a car can make at idle up to wide open throttle.