It’s been nearly one week since the all-new 2018 Ford Mustang was revealed–and like many other Blue Oval fans, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the latest generation pony car to come. With the integration of modern technology, like Ford’s existing MagneRide damping system found on the Shelby GT350 models, and the all-new available Active Valve Performance Exhaust; the latest Mustang to come is really starting to take on a whole-new personality for 2018.
Speaking of that active exhaust system (which is no-longer exclusive to the Shelby), the 2018 Mustang features a redesigned rear which incorporates a pair of quad-style exhaust tips to compliment the look (and sound) of the Mustang GT model.
The 2018 Mustang GT’s all-new Active Valve Performance Exhaust seems to only transfer to the Mustang GT for now–but that’s not to say we shouldn’t expect to see it on additional models in the future.
Where the Shelby GT350 and the ’18 Mustang GT differ in active exhaust technology however, is the integration of customization. The Mustang GT’s active exhaust system allows the end-user to customize an exhaust tone that will match the entire acceleration range; and Ford says that enthusiasts can even store their custom setting in the new “MyMode” with the use of the memory function.
If you ask us, it’s great to see technology from the more rare (and more powerful) Shelby GT350 Mustang begin to trickle down into the GT models. These models are far more affordable, making them easier to obtain if you’ve got the coin.