Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s Exhaust Modes Transform It From A Cat To A Lion

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 may be the fastest and most powerful Mustang ever, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be tamed for use on the street.

Thanks to the wonders of technology, almost all modern performance cars offer various driving modes which alter the soundtrack of the exhaust system. The new Mustang GT500 is no different and includes four distinctive exhaust modes to suit every situation and scenario.

The first of these modes is ‘Quiet’. As the name suggests, it emits as little noise as possible by closing off the valves in the exhaust. For drivers that want a little more emotion, there’s ‘Normal’, which makes everything that bit louder. However, as the following video shows, it is in ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ where things get really exciting.

Both modes unleash the true sound of the supercharged 5.2-liter V8, particularly ‘Track’. The clip below from Road and Track shows that when this mode is selected, the Mustang GT500 roars like a ferocious lion at high revs and burbles at lower revs. Like we did during our recent time with a 2019 Corvette Z51, we’d leave the Mustang GT500’s exhaust in Track mode virtually all the time. Because that’s one of the reasons you’d go for a big, bad V8 after all…

The supercharged 5.2-liter V8 of the Mustang GT500 pumps out in excess of 700 hp and will power Ford’s most powerful pony car ever to 60 mph (96 km/h) in the mid-three second range and down the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds.

 

  • Merc1

    Love it. Me want. I’m actually cheering for Ford. Can’t believe it.

    M

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Sounds absolutely amazing.

    Kudos, Ford, you’ve created a monster!

  • TB

    That sounds BadAss…!!

  • I don’t see why you’d need anything other than track mode. Especially when you’re driving back down your neighbourhood at 2am from a night out.

  • ErnieB

    I am crying a little!! I want to so annoy people by driving this car .. always on track mode.. though I really couldn’t tell much difference from inside the cabin.. it all sounded great!

  • Nick

    I cannot wait to hear this in person.

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