2024 Ford Mustang Comes With ‘Remote Rev’ System

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

If you’re the kind of person that wants to make a strong impression on the neighborhood and are less than concerned whether it’s good or bad, Ford is offering 2024 model year Mustangs with a key fob that lets the holder remotely rev up the engine. While a pointless gimmick, it would be a lie to say that it doesn’t sound like fun.

While the option isn’t actually new and was technically introduced on the previous model year, Ford elected to downplay the feature as it prioritized marketing the coupe’s “quiet start” mode — developed to keep the vehicle from agitating the neighbors as it's being pulled out of the garage.

Now, the Blue Oval seems ready to show off its counterpart. Remote Rev, as it’s been dubbed by the manufacturer, is effectively a remote starter that has the added ability to blip the throttle. Activation is a little contrived, forcing users to execute a series of inputs that rivals the Konami code.

The user needs to press the lock button on the Mustang's key fob once and then tap the remote start button twice. They will then need to press the unlock button, followed by the lock button to begin remotely revving the vehicle at 2,000 rpm. Doing the final set of inputs will continue to spike engine speeds at 3,000, 4,000, and 5,000 rpm, respectively.

Obviously, the applications for such a feature are limited. Owners will have the initial opportunity to show it off to family and friends. But that’s going to be the end of it unless you’re someone who routinely takes your Mustang to the local car show or has a medical need to hear exhaust tones from a 5.0-liter V8 while not driving — something we will not judge.

Ford released a video showcasing the product to aid with marketing if you’re interested. But this is likely the kind of thing you’ve already decided is heavenly or horrible within seconds of learning it existed.

[Images: Ford Motor Co.]

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Matt Posky
Matt Posky

A staunch consumer advocate tracking industry trends and regulation. Before joining TTAC, Matt spent a decade working for marketing and research firms based in NYC. Clients included several of the world’s largest automakers, global tire brands, and aftermarket part suppliers. Dissatisfied with the corporate world and resentful of having to wear suits everyday, he pivoted to writing about cars. Since then, that man has become an ardent supporter of the right-to-repair movement, been interviewed on the auto industry by national radio broadcasts, driven more rental cars than anyone ever should, participated in amateur rallying events, and received the requisite minimum training as sanctioned by the SCCA. Handy with a wrench, Matt grew up surrounded by Detroit auto workers and managed to get a pizza delivery job before he was legally eligible. He later found himself driving box trucks through Manhattan, guaranteeing future sympathy for actual truckers. He continues to conduct research pertaining to the automotive sector as an independent contractor and has since moved back to his native Michigan, closer to where the cars are born. A contrarian, Matt claims to prefer understeer — stating that front and all-wheel drive vehicles cater best to his driving style.

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