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FORD'S NEW MUSTANG COMES WITH A JERK-SILENCING 'QUIET MODE'

THERE IS ALWAYS that guy. In the morning, gunning the engine. Picking up the kids from school, gunning the engine.
Getting home from a meeting, gunning the engine. Grabbing that shameful midnight drive-thru burger, gunning the engine.
Great news: That neighborhood jerk who doesn’t always want to be a jerk now other options, at least if he's got the 2018 Ford Mustang in the garage. The pony car now comes with "Quiet Start" mode, which allows drivers to choose when to start their car with a whisper rather than a roar.

It also lets them schedule the mode in advance, for those who are conscientious, but not always fully conscious when departing on their morning commute. Set ‘er on “quiet” between 10 pm and 8 am, say, and the car will make a 72-decibel exit (about the rumble of a dishwasher) rather than an 82-decibel one, closer to the high whir of a food blender.
But wait! There’s more! Drivers can also choose to pull the opposite move and set the car on “Sport” or “Track” mode, for an extra 5.0-liter V8 engine boom. In case you want to be the worst person on the block every once in a while.
The feature came about as all the best ones do: Because a neighbor called the cops on a Ford engineer as he backed his Shelby GT350 Mustang out of his driveway. The Mustang's valves determine the sound output based on the exhaust mode, the engine’s rotations per minute, and how fast the vehicle is moving.
Ford is hardly the first automaker to let owners screw with noise levels, and a tuned exhaust is de rigeur for any self-respecting sports car, but a mode specifically made to hush the car is an unusual move.
So if your neighbor is waking you up with a new Mustang, you know he’s being a jerk on purpose.

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