You can now have the sound of the V8 Mustang on your phone…

You’d buy the V8 version of Ford’s new Mustang for the sound of the engine alone.

The turbocharged four is nice but sounds a lot like the vacuum cleaner we’ve got in the backroom cupboard.

Well, the good news is that you don’t necessarily have to buy the car to enjoy the note of the V8.

The lovely people at Ford have made the sound available as a download that you can install as the ringtone on your phone.

How good is that?

The ringtone captures the roar of the new 2018 Ford Mustang, with its Active Valve Performance Exhaust.

Optional on the 5.0-litre V8 the active system allows you to choose from four exhaust notes using either the steering wheel-mounted thumb controls or by pressing the new Pony button on the steering wheel and drilling your way down through the menu.

To capture the enthralling sound engineers mounted microphones on a Mustang GT to record the sound of the valves opening and closing while the car was revved in Track mode.

Don’t know how to download and change your ringtone?

Google is your friend guys.

Get the Mustang ringtone from here

Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.