Hardcore Mustang fans would disagree with the idea of slapping a pony car badge on a car that doesn’t let out a scream when revved, never mind on a model that makes no noise! The aftermarket specialists at Borla Exhaust have come to the rescue, offering a solution to make the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV sound as ‘roaring’ as any gas-powered Mustang on the open road.
Exhaust note from the outside of the Mustang Mach-E
Due to the growing market share of electric vehicles, and the impending extinction of internal combustion engine vehicles, aftermarket part specialists are having to innovate. Borla is preparing for a world without exhaust systems, having just launched an external artificial sound generator. While most artificial sound generators for EVs synthesize sound through the cabin speakers, this system is intended to simulate an exhaust system on the outside of the vehicle. This is the reason we use the word “external” in our name.
Called Borla Active Performance Sound, the Borla Exhaust’s faux exhaust system can be compared to Dodge’s Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, although they aren’t entirely the same. A Ford Mustang Mach-E equipped with this system was on display at the 2022 SEMA show. Borla Exhaust created this product under a strategic partnership with aftermarket high-performance audio solutions provider AudioControl.
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EV that sounds like a redlining gas-powered Mustang
Developed using recordings of real Borla exhaust systems, Borla Active Performance Sound System uses a proprietary Borla algorithm that considers the vehicle’s speed, power, RPM, torque, and load without any lag. It has a record of every sound note from idle to redline, as well as cruising, throttle lifts, “burbles and pops,” and more. It generates the precise sound as per the EV motor status and other vehicle dynamics using real-time data from the EV’s internal computer.
The short video above shows the Borla Active Performance Sound System in action in a Ford Mustang Mach-E. We notice a speaker under the EV, just where an exhaust system would be on a gas-powered Mustang.
Borla Active Performance Sound is coming to the market as a vehicle-specific kit. Borla Exhaust plans to launch it first for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and expects to start shipping by December 2022. Prices are still unavailable.
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